Options Consultancy Services – ALM Programme Manager (MAT Cover).

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Options is recruiting a Programme Manager for our ALM programme to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months. The role will manage the smooth running of a multi country, multi partner programme. The successful candidate will work directly under the Team Leader and closely with the leadership team and will be a crucial part of the team.

As the ALM Programme Manager you are responsible for the effective and efficient project management of the Africa Led Movement to End FGM programme (ALM) which is funded by the FCDO and is due to run for 5 years. Under the guidance of the Team Leader or Project Lead you will work closely with other Options’ Departments and project teams to enable projects to be carried out on time and to budget and within Options’ quality standards of delivery. You will report to the Team Leader, and will be based either in the UK or in Kenya, with some potential overseas and national travel.

Person specification
  • Masters in relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience.
  • Significant experience of working in international development at Programme Management level.
  • Extensive experience of the development and implementation of programmes.
  • Experience of managing large, complex donor-funded budgets.
  • Experience working in resource constrained settings and low and middle income countries.
  • Experience of close working relationships with partners and consortia.
  • Experience of contracts and contracting.
  • Experience of networking to build successful relationships with potential clients, collaborators and consultants.
  • Excellent financial management skills.
  • Ability to work on a wide range of projects and other issues simultaneously.
  • Self-starter, can work independently or as part of a team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and manage work in a highly organised way.
  • Excellent communicator both in writing and verbally.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Flexible attitude to work and ability to work in challenging working environments.
  • Sensitive to other cultures.
  • Knowledge of a spread of international donors, including FCDO, USAID, CIFF, BMGF etc.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • A commitment to the programme’s and Options’ principles of Safeguarding, Do No Harm, and to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Pro-choice
  • Applicants must have the right to live and to work in the UK or Kenya.
  • Ability to travel internationally for up to three weeks at a time.

Options offers a competitive salary, discretionary bonus and benefits including generous annual leave.

How To Apply

Application process: 
  • To apply, please fill in the form here.

  • Closing date for applications is: 27 August 2021.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information
  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.

  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

  • Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit (if this position is based in the UK)





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