Senior Programme Manager

Senior Programme Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Projects & Programmes, General

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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An international charity are looking for a Senior Programme Manager Manager to be responsible for the effective and efficient oversight of a portfolio of Health programmes as well as Health Systems Strengthening programmes in developing countries. You will manage a small team of Programme Managers who are directly involved in the successful delivery of these programmes.

This is a 12 month maternity cover contract. 

Key Responsibilities:
-Engage at a strategic level on all programmes within their portfolio, driving them forward in conjunction with Team Leaders, Programme Manager
-Provide on-going oversight and leadership to a team of Programme Managers and Assistant Programme
-Managers and be first point of contact for risk management and trouble shooting.
-Provide oversight of the portfolio, ensuring Programme Managers provide accurate and timely external and internal reporting and analysis
-Provide oversight of relationships with clients and consortium partners on programmes within the portfolio, lead on strategic approaches, and contracting and troubleshooting matters.
-Work closely with the Team Leaders to strategically plan the programmes and monitor overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action.
-Oversee programme evaluations and assessment of progress and results
-Advise on programme scope, goals and deliverables, together with the Senior Technical Lead.
-Ensure programme delivery is of good quality and meets both value for money and contractual objectives.
-Oversee programme finances, including financial reporting both to the client and internally.
-Quality assure the financial and management integrity of the portfolio.
-Management and analysis of programme risks and issues.
-Manage a team of Programme Managers, Assistant Programme Managers and Programme Assistants.
-Work with the New Business and Partnerships team to support the development of bids, including programme management and commercial inputs.

Skills and Experience required:
-Significant and proven experience working in international development at a senior programme management level or above
-Excellent record of people management and management of teams, including distance management experience
-Experience of managing large, complex, multi-country, and multi-donor budgets
-Proven experience in strategic planning, budgeting and programme control
-Experience of developing and maintaining close working relationships with clients, partners and consortia
-Experience in fundraising / business development
-Excellent financial management skills

-Ideally knowledge and experience of internatonal health programmes