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© 2018 Opportunity InternationalOpportunity International United Kingdom is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1107713) and in Scotland (SCO39692).

About Us Vacancies

Programme Officer in Agriculture, Education and WASH

Based in: Oxford
Reporting to: Senior Programmes Manager, UK
Salary: £24,000-£27,000
Term: Fixed term - May 2018 to April 2021

Opportunity International is looking to hire a Programme Officer to work within the International Programmes Team helping to manage existing grants in Agriculture, Education and WASH as well support in developing projects for future funding.  This job provides the opportunity work closely with the Programme team, and to make a contribution to the design, development and oversight of projects, as well as acting as a focal point to our key donors.The Programme Officer will have some experience of supporting international programme management.

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

Key Skills

  • A good understanding of international development
  • Experience of working in programmes, or at least a strong interest to develop skills in this area
  • Some experience of working with major institutional donors, such as DFID and other European Government donors, and/or UK/European Trusts and Foundations
  • Able to manage multiple and complex tasks and to work under pressure I a deadline –focused environment
  • Strong reporting writing and financial/excel skills

Application details:
For more information download the job description here.  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Sally Vicaria outlining your skills and experience.  The deadline for applications is 26th April 2018, with interviews to be held in the second week of May 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Programme Manager 

Based in: Oxford
Reporting to: Senior Programmes Manager, UK
Salary: £34,000 - £36,000
Term: Fixed term - May 2018 to April 2021

Opportunity International UK is looking to hire an experienced Programme Manager to work within the International Programmes Team in Oxford. He/she will be expected to manage a WASH grant in Ghana, support existing grants that promote financial inclusion in other sectors (e.g. agriculture and education) as well develop projects for future funding.

 Opportunity International’s programmatic focus is to use microfinance as a market-based catalyst through which to deliver improvements in WASH. In Asia, a central focus has been on the provision of small loans for the installation of improved household WASH infrastructure. In Africa, we support WASH in low income community schools and are currently expanding our programme to support small businesses in the WASH value chain to enhance service delivery.

 The Programme Manager will manage key donor relationships, liaise with local implementation partners and monitor programme implementation. He/she will have experience of supporting international programme management on sizeable and complex development projects.

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

Key Skills

  • A good understanding of international development
  • Minimum three years' experience in international project management and experience of coordinating large grants
  • Experience of working with major institutional donors, such as the Scottish Government, DFID and other European Government donors, and/or UK/European Trusts and Foundations
  • Able to manage multiple and complex tasks and to work under pressure
  • Strong reporting writing and financial/excel skills

Application details:

For more information download the job description here.  To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Sally Vicaria outlining your skills and experience.  The deadline for applications is 26th April 2018, with interviews to be held in the second week of May 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with a variety of tasks in our Finance and Administration department in Oxford. The work will involve uploading information onto our new database and general administrative support to the finance team. Ideally we need someone to commit to at least one day a week – hours can be flexible between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.   

This opportunity is ongoing.  For further information please contact Peri in our Finance Team.

 

 

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