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Programme Officer / Junior Programme Manager

Oxford, Oxfordshire (On-site)
£25,000 - £35,000 per year
Job description

The position

The position will be appointed either as a Programme Office or Junior Programme Manager, depending on the level of experience of the appointee.

The role is an important and varied position within TPI, providing support to programme delivery, administration and outreach. You'll need to be able to cope with a fast pace and will be juggling multiple priorites to ensure our services and programmes are delivered with excellence. With collaboration and partnerships so high up the international development and sustainability agendas, there is considerable potential for growth within TPI, as TPI itself grows. You'll join a wonderful team of passionate, brilliant, and fun people collectively developing and delivering the state of the art of partnerships for sustainable development.

Ways of working

You will be working with a core team (based mainly in the UK) bringing together a unique range of skills and backgrounds. As with any small organisation, each individual juggles multiple roles within TPI. The work is varied and often fast-paced, requiring rapid processing of information from multiple sources, and the ability to act in uncertain or ambiguous situations. Your colleagues are an incredibly supportive bunch, and the team will have your back. We try to practice what we preach when it comes to partnering.  

The core team is supplemented by a dynamic international network of individuals and sister organisations, who will join you on projects depending on what is needed. Your ability to build strong relationships quickly with this diverse group of people will be called upon regularly. At TPI, you should be willing to contribute laughter and energy, both in the office and through remote working if relevant. You will get the best from your work with TPI if you are very deliberate about how you want to contribute and how you want to learn.


While the precise responsibilities would be dependent on the postholder’s experience and the evolving needs of TPI, the following are typical:

Programme delivery

  • Supporting team members to deliver TPI services and programmes
  • Research (interviews, surveys, desktop research)
  • Analysis and presentation of data – e.g. from surveys
  • Proofreading and document review

Programme and financial support

  • Support preparation and smooth operation of programme work plans, budgets, travel, staffing and time allocation
  • Support monitoring and reporting processes and products
  • Assist in organising and running meetings, workshops, and events
  • Ensure adequate filing and archiving of programme documentation
  • Facilitate engagement of Associates, invoices to clients and general programme administration

Business development

  • Support responses to requests for services, working closely with the team to fully understand client needs, and assist in drafting expressions of interest / proposals;


  • Throughout projects, work with the project team to draw out learning from their experiences and ensure it is made accessible and actively shared with colleagues, generating new partnering knowledge

Competencies (skills, experience and personal characteristics)


  • Right to work in the UK (please note, we cannot accept applications without this)
  • University-level education or demonstrated equivalent work experience;
  • Native level fluency in written and spoken English;
  • 1 to 5 years’ experience within partnering, NGOs / charities, international development, sustainability or related fields;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with a wide range of people at different levels of seniority and from different cultures and backgrounds;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure, juggling multiple different priorities.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite, including confidence in the use of Excel for financial management, work planning, and data analysis
  • Excellent research and analytic skills
  • Passion for partnership!


  • Expertise in Office
  • Graphic design / video editing skills
  • Experience of financial management
  • Fluency in other languages (ideally French and/or Spanish);
  • Experience of working with more than one societal sector.
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Posted on: 05 December 2021
Closed date: 04 January 2022 at 23:30
Job ref: ChJobs
Tags: Intl Development, Operations

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