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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Senior Manager, Programme Development and Delivery, Girl Hub, London UK

Senior Manager, Programme Development and Delivery

Location: London, UK
Organization: Girl Hub
About Girl Hub
Girl Hub's mission is to empower the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty to reach their full potential. We believe that girls are a proven force for change and the catalyst to end global poverty.
When you improve girls' lives through education, health, safety and economic opportunity, these changes have a positive ripple effect on their families, communities and nations. Our work aims to shift the social norms that hold girls back, and drive better investments that directly benefit girls.
To achieve this, we focus on unlocking insights. Everything we do is built on what girls tell us they need and what they tell us will work for them.
Girl Hub is a strategic collaboration between the Department for International Development and the Nike Foundation, designed to bring together the expertise of both organisations to transform the lives of adolescent girls. We currently operate in Rwanda, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Context of the role
The Senior Manager, Program Development and Delivery is a new role that has been created due to exciting growth and change within our organisation - we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for someone who shares our ambition.
The role will have responsibility for headquarter oversight of the development of, and execution against, country strategies, working closely with Country Directors and field-based technical teams, overseen by the Senior Director, Programmes in London.
Based in Girl Hub's London office, from where we support the work done by our teams in Rwanda, Nigeria and Ethiopia, the role will require around 20% international travel. In London, we employ around 50 staff, all based in our office in Soho.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the principle liaison between headquarters and field offices in Ethiopia and Rwanda;
  • support the development and ongoing refinement of Girl Effect national strategies, in coordination with the Director, Strategy;
  • provide targeted in-country support and capacity development as needed;
  • work across teams to ensure coordinated strategy, programme design and delivery;
  • help to ensure quality delivery against commitments;
  • track and analyse trends for opportunity and risk, and propose strategies to capitalize or mitigate;
  • track progress against key milestones and support donor reporting;
  • track and analyse priorities of key country investors (bilateral and multilateral donors; foundations; private sector) and make recommendations on potential sources of funding and programme partnership;
  • support all elements of the operating model (HR, finance, legal, communications) in coordination with the global operations and communications teams;
  • additionally, may have responsibility for providing programme design support on complex, multi-sectoral and multi-country programmes, in coordination with key technical leads.
Skills and Experience :
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience;
  • 5+ years in international development, with experience working in and/or with field offices. Experience of working in headquarters a plus;
  • proven ability to support the development of programme strategy at national/ international level;
  • able to effectively manage resources and plan for future requirements;
  • proven ability to quality assure programmes of local teams from design through implementation;
  • excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • a collaborative team player;
  • culturally aware and respectful - curious and sensitive about the cultures in which we operate;
  • ability to work effectively in multicultural teams with varying expertise, skills and backgrounds;
  • able to work in complex, unfamiliar and changing environments;
  • a resourceful solution-seeker;
  • strong critical analysis and thinking skills;
  • self-starter - confident and proactive in generating and leading new initiatives;
  • positive, energetic, can-do attitude;
  • commitment to realising the potential of girls and to the vision and values of Girl Hub and the Nike Foundation;
  • commitment to diversity and non-discrimination on grounds of culture, disability, gender, religion, race, age and nationality.
Salary package and benefits:
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. 
How to apply:
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