Programme Manager

International Medical Corps UK
21 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Job title Programme Manager

Location Canary Wharf, London

Report to Director, Programmes and Institutional Partnerships

Contract Duration 12 months (with possible extension)

Start date August 2017


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

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.


To provide support to and oversight of all UK funded programmes for assigned regions and interact on a daily basis with Regional Programme Officers and the Director of Programmes and Institutional Partnerships. Programme Manager will supervise, guide, coach and mentor Programme Officers in their day-to-day work and report concerns and issues regarding UK programmes to the Director of Programmes and Institutional Partnerships for further action as needed. The UK Programme Manager ensures quality of the proposals and reports submitted to donors and monitors the implementation of UK grants through daily interaction with the Programme Officers and the country teams and by checking the performance indicators and workplans. When required, the Programme Manager may need to over the country portfolio management including proposal development and report submission.


Effective programme team supervision. Specifically, this will include:

To ensure the smooth running of the UK Programme Team
Supervise and support the UK Programme Team in all aspects pertaining to European funding and other institutional donors as required
To ensure that POs understand and are able to perform their roles effectively.
To set and monitor performance targets, organise tasks and workload of POs.
Support the Director of Programmes and Institutional Partnerships in identifying funding opportunities and address complex bottlenecks of the programme implementation.
To proactively maintain and improve working relationships with US counterpart.
Facilitate dissemination to the Programme team in the UK, various departments in the HQ and country teams of information on decisions made by IMC UK Senior Management and any other information to maintain transparency.
Act as focal point and liaison between the Programmes team, IMC UK, Technical Units, and other stakeholders, where necessary.
Responsible for facilitating effective external communications with donors and ensure external representation of IMC UK with donors and partner organisations as needed and directed by Director of Programmes and Institutional Partnership.

Proposal development and programme implementation.

Responsible for overall coordination of proposal development and Programmes implementation in the assigned regions.
Provide support to and oversight of countries as and when requested.
In close coordination with the POs, relevant units (Finance, Technical, HR, and Logistics) and country teams, participate in the programme proposal process and ensure the quality of proposal design. In cases of complex proposals (multi-country or Consortium), act as main focal point and responsible for the coordination across countries and/or organisations.
In consultation with Programme Officers, country teams, US Desk, Technical and Performance Units, ensure country teams deliver high quality programming in line with the objectives of IMC UK and in accordance with donor requirements. Perform quality oversight through the review of workplans, M&E tools, and financial pipelines.
Support POs and country teams to prepare timely and high quality progress reports, and donor reports to allow review efficiency.
Ensure information about project achievements and lessons learned are distributed within the organisation globally.

Other duties and responsibilities

Other duties and responsibilities 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 International Medical Corps UK


Commitment to international travel including the willingness to be deployed on emergency response and fill gaps in the field when required - Essential
Experience of working with ECHO, EC, DFID and other major institutional donors and proven track records of submitting winning proposals- Essential
Relevant experience as a Programme/Project Manager- Essential.
Proficiency in English- Essential
Proficiency in French or Arabic- Desirable
Good interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work effectively as part of a small team, with respect for and sensitivity to multi-cultural approaches.
Extensive practical experience working with all steps of the project cycle management (needs assessments, proposal writing and development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluating).
Relevant degree in international development, Project management or other related field - Essential
Relevant Master's degree - Desirable
Experience of coordinating multi-country programmes and liaising with several departments, across countries and headquarters.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to achieve results, manage and prioritise workload
Ability to coach and mentor staff

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 20th August 2017.