World Vision UK
London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Milton Keynes
£30,763 – £34,382 + good range of benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

International Programmes Manager

Salary: £30,763 – £34,382 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Based: Hybrid working between the Milton Keynes office and home.
(London based three days a week and 2 in Milton Keynes can be considered)

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

 Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

This is an exciting role for someone to manage World Vision UK's (WVUK) global portfolio across partner organisations – National Offices (NO) and Regional Offices (RO).  The purpose of this position is to achieve change for the world’s most vulnerable children and support WVUK’s key stakeholders to deliver effective and strategic programme impact, income, and advocacy.

Experience of portfolio and matrix management, cross-cultural and cross-functional working is essential. Proven experience of successful programme management in developing countries and understanding of development theory, policy and practice are all key requirements. 

Some of the key responsibilities you will have as an International Programmes Manager / Regional Portfolio Manager include:

  • Define, establish and manage WVUK relationships with WV National Offices (NO) and Regional Office (RO)
  • Lead WV UK engagement with programme support teams within NOs; engage with other World Vision Support Offices (SO) and World Vision International Global Centre (GC) to ensure coordinated support to NO & RO to monitor their strategy implementation and performance
  • Conduct field monitoring visits
  • Provide and coordinate specialist support for programme design, including technical support for non-institutional funding sources
  • Uphold WV UK’s fiduciary responsibilities through the review of all programming and financial progress reports, also ensure budget expenditure and implementation plans are in alignment with design

·       Develop / support the development of, and subsequent approval, of materials for sponsor communications, WVUK supporter and HMG advocacy, and major donor funding.

·       Facilitate strategic country and regional info sharing across WVUK to allow informed decision making on WVUK’s multiple investment opportunities

  • Collaborate with Strategic Partnerships team to support donor engagement, project identification and development, and donor visits.

Dependent on international travel guidelines, international travel up to 25% of the year will be necessary.

Other than the Regional Programme Unit, you will also be operating with other teams within the Policy and Programmes Directorate; Humanitarian and International Programmes Team, Programme Finance and Compliance, Policy, Technical Support and Communications and cross organisationally with the Strategic Partnership Department and the Public Engagement Team. 

Externally you will engage with peer NGOs, donor institutions such as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and organisations who are operating within your designated region. 

As an active Christian (*Permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1 of The Equality Act 2010), this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (Milton Keynes only).

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

**Please note that you MUST be holding the Right to work in the UK documentation as unfortunately this role is not sponsored**

Closing Date for applications: 18 July 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

Please note, we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the advertised closing date.

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family. As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

World Vision UK is a registered organisation operating the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS) and we shall check with your previous employers about your behaviour and conduct. We will be requesting they complete a form known as a Statement of Conduct. For more information see our website.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice is available on our website.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Christian, Project Management