PROGRAMME OFFICER

Recruiter
International Medical Corps UK
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Expires
14 Aug 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Contract
Job title Programme Officer

Location London

Department International Programme

Reports Programme Manager

Contract Duration Full time 12 months

Start date August 2017

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps UK is a global humanitarian organization saving and rebuilding lives through health care, training and community development. International Medical Corps UK works alongside International Medical Corps Worldwide, responding to humanitarian emergencies and communities afflicted by conflict, poverty and natural disaster in more than 20 countries around the world.

International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps United Kingdom with headquarters in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, work collaborate to maximize resources for the delivery of appropriate relief and development activities.

The Programme Team leads the International Medical Corps UK engagement with European institutional donors and UN Donors. The Team works closely with the Washington DC office and country field offices; coordinate proposal development, reporting and offers its management expertise on European grants.

Job Purpose

To enable International Medical Corps UK and its affiliate to increase and improve its capacity in the field to develop proposals, secure funding and successfully implement humanitarian programmes. Specifically, the Programme Officer covers the following specific key result areas (duties and responsibilities):

Coordinate the preparation of proposals and reporting submissions to donors for assigned geographic region/countries, including narrative and budget review and editing.
Along with the US desk, provides supports to and oversight for country teams in the implementation of donors' contractual requirements ensuring programme quality and compliance, gathering of accurate information during programme implementation to support reporting.
Participate in regular meetings with country teams and US desk to maintain a clear overview of programme's overall performance, workplan implementation and spending analysis.
Maintain and develop professional working relationships at Headquarters level with funding agencies: DFID, ECHO, UNHCR, UNOCHA, UNICEF among others, including in support to U.S.-funded donors, to secure programme funding opportunities and share experience.
Maintain current knowledge and understanding of donor policy agendas, debates, funding priorities and opportunities and disseminate to all appropriate parties.

To perform other duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned by line manager. Please note that the duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the strategic direction requirements of IMC UK and its affiliates.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with satisfactory results. Specifically, the successful candidate must have:

REQUIRMENTS

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Means of Verification

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject to humanitarian and development work;

Essential

Certificate

Good understanding and experience of UN and European Donors policies and regulations related to grants;

Essential

CV, interviews and presentation

Understanding of financial management processes, including excellent numeracy skills and proven ability to analyse budgets, project pipelines and financial reports;

Desirable

International programme management experience preferably in a humanitarian context;

Essential

Interviews

Commitment to be deployed at very short notice to respond to field or other international travel when required;

Essential

Interviews

The ability to effectively analyse complex problems and suggest solution that would have positive impact on International Medical Corps UK needs;

Essential

Interviews and presentation

Skilled team player with excellent interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills, as well as confidence in working remotely in supporting country teams;

Essential

Interview

Skilled at multitasking and prioritising, working independently with minimal supervision; and

Essential

Interview

Self-motivated, positive attitude, flexible and adaptable: willing to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.

Essential

Interview

Please note: We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received.

Closing date

5PM UK time on 19th August 2017.