London, Greater London
N/A - Voluntary Position
Job description

Who we are

WIAN is an international career network exclusively for female undergraduate students, recent graduates and career professionals. We’re a social enterprise, and act as a resource hub and mentoring initiative for the next generation of female professionals. Whether it be a career in international development, foreign policy, human rights or politics, our mission is to prepare and equip women with industry relevant skillsets and knowledge to secure international job opportunities. We provide tailored career advice, connect our members with career opportunities in international affairs, and through mentorship, nurture the necessary skills for a sustainable international career.


About the role

We are looking for a Programme Manager with passion, experience and skills to join our team. The primary responsibility of the Programme Manager is to manage our flagship mentorship programme including the implementation and evaluation of the programme, managing customer interactions on the CRM system, extracting customer intelligence and ensuring these are embedded in the lessons learned and KPIs of the programme. WIAN is made up of 4 teams, Operations, Partnerships, Programmes and Communications. The successful candidate will have a leading role in the end-to-end cycle delivery of WIAN’s programmes; oversee the monitoring, reviewing and evaluation process and initiate strategies to improve the effectiveness of WIAN’s programmes and maximize our social impact. You will combine excellent organizational and management skills with expertise in M&E and a clear vision to lead in the delivery of WIAN’s programmes. The role may also include line managing responsibilities and setting projects and tasks to members within this team to ensure the efficient running and administration of WIAN’s programmes. Working closely with the Head of Programmes, CEO, COO and across teams, you will become an essential part of the team in building and executing comprehensive multi-level plans of engagement with our target market and initiating strategies for improvement.


Key priorities for the next 12 months:

  • Successfully managing the delivery of the 2020 Mentorship Scheme including monitoring and evaluation throughout the programme and organising events for programme participants
  • Managing the customers on our CRM system, initiating marketing campaigns and extracting customer intelligence to improve the mentorship scheme
  • Leading on impact measurement of the programme and disseminating the value of the programme to external stakeholders
  • Assisting the wider team in data collection strategies and M&E
  • Line management of volunteers within the Programmes team


Volunteering at WIAN

As a remote start-up, all staff members work in a voluntarily capacity and are based around the world including Africa, Australasia, continental Europe as well as the UK. Our staff are home-based, and most are in full-time employment whilst working for WIAN. Each volunteer is motivated by their passion to dismantle gender inequality in the international sector, and we accommodate their schedules through flexible working hours. Although guidance and support are provided to all volunteers from the whole team and from line managers, the successful candidate will need to have good time management skills, a strong ability to take ownership of their role and thrive under macro- management. Working in a start-up you will be comfortable being involved in all aspects of the business.



This is an unpaid, voluntary, part-time position which will be performed remotely. We anticipate that volunteers will spend a minimum of 5 hours a week on your work for WIAN, although this may be more at peak times. This will also include regular attendance to meetings with your supervisor, direct reports and teams. All volunteers are subject to a 3-month trial period, upon completion and passing, you will become an official volunteer. Commitment to this role is an expected minimum of one year.

The duties set out in the job description are not extensive, and this role will, on occasion, involve some out of hours communications and work. This role may also require the volunteer to undertake other responsibilities not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature, and which have been discussed and agreed with the line manager and/or Executive Director.

The post holder must be, and remain committed to WIAN’s mission, vision and values as we support, empower and equip women in international affairs.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter (2 pages maximum) to us via email us with your name and [“Programme Manager”] in the subject line by Wednesday 25th March 2020 (11.59pm).  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will not be able to respond personally to applicants who are not short-listed. If you have not heard from us within four weeks from the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from both men and women.


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Posted on: 29 February 2020
Closed date: 25 March 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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