Programme Management Coordinator

CARE International UK, United Kingdom
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Programme Management Team is at the very centre of CIUK’s new strategy for the delivery of high quality and impactful programming within CARE. The team shapes and delivers our institutional programme portfolio in Africa and Asia in line with the CARE International 2020 Programme Strategy and ensures that our programmes bring lasting change through consistent and high standards of programme design, quality delivery and learning. We are currently managing a portfolio of projects funded by institutional donors (DFID, EC, BLF, Comic Relief, etc). The Africa portfolio currently has a value of over £40 million.

About the role

Programme Management Coordinators (PMC) are responsible for managing a range of projects in the portfolio, but particularly the larger and more complex ones, (complex grants, commercial contracts and work with new donors) funded by institutional donors and large trusts and foundations working in close collaboration with fellow Programme Management and Contracts & Finance staff in their regional team as directed by the Regional Manager. Such work involves an increasingly complex mix of stakeholders - donors, fund managers, consortium and implementing partners - relationships with which need to be effectively managed. Good portfolio management will include a strong understanding of contractual responsibilities and working with Country Offices and increasingly other partners to deliver them. Developing more progressive forms of partnership with national organisations is an organizational commitment which PMCs will be actively involved in supporting.

Programme Management Coordinators will work closely with relevant colleagues from technical teams in CIUK and wider CI to provide required support for programme implementation, including for knowledge management generation and policy and advocacy work as part of CARE’s multiplying impact agenda.

About you

You are an experienced international development worker with field and/or HQ experience in managing institutional funding and a very good knowledge of our key donors’ policies and practices (DFID and EC) in particular in relation to commercial contracts and large tenders. You have a good understanding of financial management, compliance, monitoring and evaluation, accountability and gender mainstreaming issues for donor funded projects. You have experience of providing distance support to field offices and of working in partnership with local organisations.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.


CARE International UK has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

Closing date: Monday 29th of April 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th of May 2019

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).

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