View Vacancy - Programme Manager – CSSF Countering Extremism Programme

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Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
CSSF (Conflict Stability and Security Fund)

Main purpose of job

The post holder is accountable for the active and hands-on management of CSSF projects and programmes in-line with central guidance and department requirements, with a focus on results, risks, and spend.

Roles and responsibilities :

  • Effectively manage and drive delivery of one CSSF programme (80%) and one other CSSF project (20%)
  • With HMG policy leads, support the design and strategic direction of the programme
  • Work closely with relevant policy leads to ensure strategic and political engagement priorities are adequately incorporated into programme and project design
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including staff and government officials relevant to the key projects under the programme
  • Identify opportunities to add value to other programmes and make recommendations to the Head of Programme
  • Manage procurement requirements and ensure procurement is compliant with departmental standards
  • Lead on managing short-term technical visits to support programme design, delivery or M&E
  • Ensure cross-cutting themes – including gender and human rights – are appropriately addressed by the programme as set out in relevant strategies and approaches.

Effectively manage programme finances, risks and audits

  • Work closely with Finance Manager and Deputy Head to track and monitor overall programme spend, ensuring key departmental requirements are met
  • Ensure accurate forecasts for the whole programme are provided to the Finance Manager on a monthly basis, drawing on information from partners
  • With the cross-cutting team, lead due diligence assessments for partners and projects
  • Develop and implement a programme-specific value for money strategy
  • Monitor programme-level risks and ensure appropriate mitigating action is taken and flagged to the Head of Programme
  • Approve/process payments to implementing partners, as necessary, in-line with delegated authority
  • Monitor and deliver against any audit recommendations ensuring they are implemented.

Monitor and evaluation programme results and impact

  • Monitor programme outputs and milestones to ensure the programme (and projects) are on track to delivering results outlined in the results framework
  • Quality assure project-level delivery, including reporting and financial management, ensuring key results are met and, as necessary, escalating any issues, risks and challenges faced by the projects through appropriate channels
  • Establish and drive delivery of the M&E strategy for the programme, including leading on the programme’s annual review and ensuring updates and revisions of the programme’s results framework
  • Monitor and deliver against Annual Review recommendations ensuring they are implemented
  • Monitor and share lessons learnt and best practice across the whole of the portfolio and BHC

Effectively manage programme information and communications

  • Establish and drive delivery of the information management policy for the programme, in-line with CSSF requirements and programme needs
  • Develop high-quality reports to communicate programme results across the British High Commission and HMG—including programme-level briefs, reports to the Operational and Strategic Boards, and ministerial submissions— and contribute to cross-cutting reports on the whole of the CSSF portfolio
  • Manage transparency requirements for the programme.

Additional requirements

  • Line manage project officers, where applicable
  • Actively support cross-CSSF and cross-BHC corporate requirements as and when required, including support for hiring panels within the CSSF.

Bachelor’s Degree; 3 years relevant project management experience.

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Fluent .

Five years relevant project management experience would be desirable.

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
28 October 2018
C4 (L)
Fixed Term
36 months
South Asia & Afghanistan
British High Commission
15 November 2018

Salary Details:  

For BHC candidates, the Local BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. 

For other than BHC candidates, Basic Salary will be ­­­­­­PKR 230,719.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance. 

Around half of our work forces are women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best. 

Learning and development opportunities :

Cross-HMG Learning and Development opportunities including :

  1. Formal in-house and external training.
  2. Coaching, mentoring and job shadowing.
  3. Structured learning on the job, including stretching objectives and work.

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a)(b) and (c) will not be considered.

A.     Complete the Online Application Form

B.     Attach a detailed CV

C.     Complete the Motivation Segment in the Online Application Form

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable) and also inform their current line managers. Else the application will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by ­­“28 October 2018” midnight.

Please Note:

  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

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