Senior Programme Manager - Anticipatory Action: Fixed Term until March 2026

Location: The Foundry, London SE11 - hybrid working with flexibility

Salary: £44,371

Contract type: Fixed term until March 2026

Closing date: 30 June 2024

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Job purpose and key responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity to take on an exciting role within the Humanitarian Team of the Programme & Policy Department/Programme Management Team.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding of anticipatory action and disaster risk financing, including the development, monitoring and management of risk triggers, crisis modifiers and related fund management tools. A good grasp of programme and financial management combined with an ability to provide distance support to Country Offices and partners.

The Senior Programme Manager – Anticipatory Action (AA) will have significant input and provide technical leadership on the development of a new Early Action Fund, piloted with a select group of CARE country offices. You will be responsible for the overall management for projects supported by the Fund as well as DRF projects with the Start Network (Start Ready) across the programme management lifecycle from the contracting stage to close out. The portfolio might include other humanitarian projects dependent on pipeline and workload. You will lead the relationship with donors, working with country offices and technical teams to ensure programmes are delivered in line with CARE International strategies and procedures, and in compliance with donor requirements. Specific areas of responsibilities include programme quality, accountability, relationship management, impact reporting and knowledge management, compliance and risk management. In addition, you will be an effective team member and committed to tackling discrimination and structural inequality and promoting CARE International’s Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Protection policy with team members and in day-to-day practice.

About you

The team is looking for a talented individual to support the expansion of early and anticipatory action within CARE’s humanitarian portfolio. You will have knowledge of trigger development, AA mechanisms and standards and a strong ability to build evidence and learning for new piloted approaches. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of increasing women’s voice and leadership in community-based approaches in anticipatory action. You will also have some experience in project cycle management and will provide integrated contract, financial and compliance expertise: from annual budget set up to reporting and close out. You will have strong experience with managing multiple stakeholders across a single project.

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