Senior Programme Manager – Education

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Salary: To be advised
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 18 months
Full Time: 37 hours per week

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

To manage the strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the Education Programme

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Excellent management skills, significant experience managing complex projects/programmes
  • Relevant university degree
  • Excellent understanding and proven experience of project cycle management tools
  • Experience and knowledge of the relevant programme area
  • Proven experience of securing external funding and grants, including proposal and report writing
  • Significant experience of donor contract/relationship management
  • Leadership skills, people management skills, experience of developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Risk management
  • Experience of the financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure
  • Previous experience of having compiled financial reports
  • Experience in developing M&E tools and systems
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer programme
  • Confidence and experience in external representation.
  • Excellent management skills and experience
  • Clean, valid driving license

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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Application Closing Date: 11 Sep 2016