View Vacancy - Programme Manager CSSF (08/19 JUB)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
CSSF - Conflict Stability and Security Fund

Main purpose of job:

The Programme Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and reporting on projects in Conflict, Security and Stability in support of the UK’s strategic objectives for South Sudan. The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for developing projects relating to peace mediation, community level reconciliation and peace-building programming, and to develop a broad understanding of the UK’s project work in South Sudan,

The post is open to candidates based in Juba. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to undertake occasional travel to alternative locations in the region.

Roles and responsibilities:

Programme management of National and Local Conflict Prevention projects (30%)

  • Help technical leads in the proactive development of project ideas
  • Receive project proposals and prepare initial assessment summaries for consideration by the CSSF Head of Programmes and South Sudan Strand Board.
  • Assist with production of Business Cases for projects in line with each department’s procedures
  • Oversee procurement in line with relevant HMG procurement procedures
  • Support Programme Team in delivery of Conflict, Stability and Security projects
  • Create and maintain schedule of key project milestones (start/end dates, report due dates, monitoring visits required, evaluations) and be responsible for holding technical leads to timescales.
  • Particular overseeing in the design and delivery of the Embassy’s sub-national programming.

Financial Management of projects (30%)

  • Assessment of partner budgets to ensure in line with UK government rules and regulations and value for money
  • Maintenance of accurate spreadsheets regarding project allocations, monthly spend and forecast spend
  • Financial reporting back to the Head of Programmes (monthly),
  • Monitoring of programme spend, including against allocation per project and liaison with implementing partners
  • Arrange for transfer of funds to partners as required

Monitoring and Evaluation (30%)

  • Liaison with implementing partners and Regional M&E Adviser in order to monitor progress against project objectives
  • Arranging and oversight of project monitoring visits
  • Regular reporting of project progress to the South Sudan Strand Board and wider programme team.

Team Support and Learning and Development (10%)

  • As a member of the Regional and Sudans CSSF team and the South Sudan HMG Team, provide hoc support to other team priorities.
  • To undertake necessary training and development activities for the job
  • Experience in programme management 
  • Experience in financial management
  • Language: English
  • Experience working in politically sensitive programming and with senior stakeholders; on peace agreement implementation and/or with the security sector
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace
15 August 2019
B3 (L)
Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
South Sudan
British Embassy
15 September 2019
1 April 2020

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including training on programme and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and cross-cutting issues such as gender and conflict sensitivity. This is in addition to large number of training course offered locally by FCO e-learning and opportunities for on-the-job learning and mentoring.

Working with HMG presents an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated team working to prevent conflict in South Sudan and globally.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Juba are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Sudan.

  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
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