Programme Officer

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Reference number: 45006

Title: Programme Officer

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: £28,800 to £31,150, per annum, pro rata (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team as a Programme Officer. This role is available either full or part time, working between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week. This role will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic

The Programme Officer role has three related areas of responsibility. Working closely with the East Africa Senior Programme Manager, you will support the three teams in East Africa with grant management, programme implementation, and donor compliance. You will work with colleagues to co-ordinate Sense International’s involvement in consortium projects, overseeing systems and ensuring reporting and compliance.  You will also support on Sense International wide systems such as safeguarding, quality assurance, mainstreaming gender, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

The Programme Officer position is a complex function requiring strong prioritisation and co-ordination skills. You will be expected to co-ordinate well with colleagues, deliver high quality work, show good judgement, and apply initiative and persistence.

Key skills and experience

  • A degree in social science, international development studies, international relations, or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Experience of working in international development.
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting programme management and the project cycle, including project planning, grant management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills including the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Ability to monitor budgets, report on variances, and highlight concerns.

 For a full job description and person specification, please see the link below.

About us

Sense International is an international development NGO which works to ensure children and young people with deafblindness or multi-sensory impairment to live full and active lives.

Sense International supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Romania, Peru, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal and works on early intervention, inclusive education, vocational / livelihoods, advocacy and capacity building. 

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense International is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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