Head of International Programmes

Head of International Programmes

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  • Sector:

    Operations, Admin & Support, Projects & Programmes, General

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 42k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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We are delighted to be working with TRAID to help recruit a new Head if International Programmes to be responsible for the management, learning and further development of their International Programmes.

TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away. They turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of our clothes. It is a circular and sustainable approach to the problems of clothes waste tackling disposal, production and consumption by:-
- Increasing clothes reuse across the UK reducing waste, carbon emissions and consumption
- Funding international development projects to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry
- Educating people about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people's lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices
The funds they raise in their shops from stopping clothes from being thrown away are committed to global projects improving conditions and working practices in the textile industry.

TRAID's mission is to tackle the negative social and environmental impacts of producing, consuming and wasting clothes by increasing the use of second-hand clothing and funding global projects that establish more sustainable production and safer fairer conditions for the people that make our clothes.

The Head of International Programmes is responsible for the learning, development and management of TRAID's International Programmes. TRAID International programmes are focussed on reducing the impact that clothing production has on people and planet.

This is a senior management post that will manage the most effective use of TRAID funding, ensuring all our stakeholders are engaged and kept informed with TRAID's International work.

Key Responsibilities:
-To manage TRAID's international development programmes as the department head
-To feed into the vision and mission of the organisation as a whole including attending SMT meetings
-To contribute to and manage the departments budgets
-To submit quarterly reports for the CEO and Board of Trustees
-To keep up to date on external sources of funding and looka t developing new areas of funding
-Managing TRAID's annual funding round including; annually reviewing and update TRAID's funding policies; developing funding round materials; processing funding applications
-Track reporting and project progress through reports and meetings with partners
-Direct programme management and support including; reporting for agreement identified areas of direct funding and management of local partner projects (direct funding)
-Impact monitoring - Assessing impact of TRAID's grants including; develop and implement strategies to measure impact of TRAID's funding including: - Organise evaluations of selected projects and analyse results
-Development and implementation of learning strategies including: - Extract lessons from project reports/meetings with partners and disseminate appropriately (other grantees, programme sector actors, funders) - Keeping all TRAID staff updated with differing levels of learning
-Visit projects - Organise 'sharing events', preferably in local partner countries and facilitate linkages for local partners specifically for learning

Skills and Experience required:
-Extensive experience of managing international development programmes from design, planning, budgeting through to monitoring and evaluation
-Ideally some experience of raising funds from institutional donors
-Experience of grant management
-Experience of reporting to senior stakeholders (ideally a Board or SMT)
-Proven experience of working successfully in a network organisation with international partners 
-Demonstrable experience of working in an agile, entrepreneurial environment
-Ability and willingness to travel internationally (typically for no longer than a week at a time)
-Interest or knowledge of the environmental and social impact of the clothing industry and passionate about recycling and re-using materials