Senior Programme Manager

Christian aid, Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
28th July, 2016

Job Description

About the role

  • The role will manage the ECRP within the approved contract between Christian Aid and DFID, Irish Aid and Norwegian Embassy. 
  • This role will include managing a team of specialists from various member Organizations to ensure effective management and delivery of the programme and appropriate support for implementating partners. 
  • The role will also ensure a strong link between ECRP and advocacy and provide representation for programme and on country / regional issues where appropriate. 
  • To engage with effective liaison and networking with all relevant actors with relation to the programme and the contract between the donor and Christian Aid.
  • The Head of Programmes will work across the consortium to lead effective programme delivery and ensure the highest standard
  • of programmatic quality amongst consortium members and implementing partners. 
  • Programme leadership will need to be responsive to the changing environment in which we work, both externally and internally, whilst remaining focused on the objectives for the ECRP programme. 
  • Specifally the role will be expected to acheive the following outcomes;
  • Effective  Programme/contract delivery with impact in line with agreed outcomes of  the programme and contract.
  • The  Programme supervised, managed and delivered successfully.
  • Project management conducted within the framework of the contract between  Christian Aid and the donor. Ensure funds used for designated purposes.
  •  Ensure effective compliance and financial management of the Programme components
  • Technical  leads are well managed, to bring most relevant technical support to the partners and input to the programme.
  • Advocacy and policy work influenced by the aims of the Programme.

About you

  • Substantial experience of managing complex projects or Programmes with multiple stakeholders
  • Substantial experience of managing network and multi-partner development programs.
  • Ideally demonstrated extensive years of relevant experience.
  • Substantial management and leadership experience (excellent supervision, interpersonal and team-building skills)
  • Substantial experience of working with National Government and International Donor Community 
  • Proven experience with donors & stakeholder networking up to Government level or in the private sector
  • Experience in the management of livelihoods projects/ climate change adaptation related programmes


  • Exeprience in working with DFID, or other donor funded projects.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation in complex multi- country Programmes.
  • Conversant with Communications and Marketing, especially through digital and new media.
  • Previous or current experience with ECRP at Senior Management level will be added advantage.

How To Apply:

  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply:

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