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About Us Vacancies

Senior Programme Manager, Girls Education Challenge Programme

Location:  Oxford

Salary:  £36,000- £39,000 per annum

Contractual Status of Role: Fixed Term contract April 2018- June 2019 with potential to extend

Reporting to: International Programmes Director (the organisation structure is being reviewed so this is subject to change)

Opportunity International’s vision is a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose.

We support local microfinance organisations that provide innovative financial solutions to empower people, create jobs and build vibrant communities. Our products, services and training enable clients to develop businesses, to save and to insure against an uncertain future.

The Senior Programme Manager will be the focal point of Opportunity International’s £2.5 million Girls Education Challenge Programme. Responsible for end to end management of the programme from field implementation, financial management and control, compliance, partnerships management and monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as donor management through the fund manager Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and match donors. The post-holder will be part of the UK Programmes Team based in Oxford

 Core Capabilities

  1. Achieving quality results & service: Managing projects effectively, achieving predefined outcomes in a timely manner. Planned & organised; able to manage expectations and prioritise competing demands from multiple stakeholders. Positive, optimistic and resourceful in dealing with obstacles and with change.

  2. Communicating information effectively: Excellent level of verbal and written communication with stakeholders at all levels. Facilitating appropriate information flow amongst staff and with key stakeholders. Keen negotiation skills.

  3. Building collaborative relationships: Building and promoting constructive internal and external relationships. Confidence and ability to deal diplomatically at all levels including senior management. Strong networking and consortium building skills.

The post requires international travel, usually between 2-4 weeks per year. 

How to apply: For more information about the role, please download the job description.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the job description to Sally Vicaria by Monday 5th March 2018. 

Interviews will be held week on 12th March 2018 in Oxford.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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