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Great Lakes Programme Manager

Employer
Street Child
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Apr 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Contract: Full Time, 2 year fixed term

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 per annum

Principal Location: Bukavu or Bujumbura (Burundi) with regular travel to Uvira city and the High Plateau area and Bukavu.

Are you an experienced project manager, fluent in both French and English looking to develop further?

Street Child is seeking an experienced Project manager to manage our growing Great Lakes programme portfolio. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who have strong experience in project implementation, budget management, grant management and developing and delivering MEL approaches. This role will give you the opportunity to;

Lead the operational oversight of Street Child's established South Kivu programme together with our strong national NGO partner
Provide support to the Great Lakes Representative in the expansion of our nascent programming in Burundi and Rwanda as well as further expansion in the Kivus as required.

To be successful in this role will require flexibility and adaptability as well as excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working with our local partners in the region. The project manager will be responsible for the project planning and excellent delivery of our complex £1.7m three year 'Safer Schools' programme in the conflict-affected High Plateau region of South Kivu.

You will be joining an agile and fast-growing global organisation, working for children's futures in 17 fragile, conflict and crisis affected countries. Our partner organisations in the region have deep roots in the context and we are proud as an organisation to deliver as much of our work as possible through local partners whose development and growth we take as seriously as our own. Since 2008 we have helped over 318,000 children to go to school and learn and supported over 29,000 families to set up businesses so they can afford the cost of educating their children.

Key responsibilities include:

Leading operational oversight for the successful delivery of Plateau-based projects, including the delivery of the £1.7m UKAid funded Safer Schools programme.
Lead MEL processes for the relevant projects, including design and translation of M+E tools, data analysis, evaluation processes and strengthening feedback mechanisms.
Ensure donor compliance including report writing, budget and logframe revisions and donor communication.
Prepare high quality institutional funding applications, donor proposals and concept notes in full partnership with the Great Lakes Representative.
Monthly financial reporting and collaborative working on programme financial management
Manage the relationship between the UK and Great Lakes office to ensure the impact of our programmes are clearly communicated externally.
Provide partner capacity development with dedicated support on partner engagement, proposal development, project cycle management, grant management and reporting and institutional capacity building in line with the Street Child partnering agenda.
Contribute to the development of Great Lakes strategy, supporting the Great Lakes Representative in the implementation of DRC non-Plateau, Burundi and Rwanda projects and in donor liaison, fundraising and networking.
Externally represent the organisation at meetings with donors, networks, government and other stakeholders in all relevant fora.

We are looking for:

A dynamic, positive person with a proven track record in project implementation including budget management, grant management and developing/delivering MEL approaches
You will have excellent written and spoken communication in both English and French.
Strong networking skills with an ability to skilfully navigate both national and international stakeholders.
You will be passionate about local partnership and locally led development.
Ideally, but not essentially, you will have a strong background in education, child protection and/or livelihood approaches with experience working in the Great Lakes region.

Please refer to the attachment to see the full role description, person specification and instructions on how to apply. Applications will be reviewed and interviews arranged on a rolling basis.

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Previous applicants need not apply.
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