Programme Manager


RedR UK is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Programme Manager

The aim of this role is to manage a portfolio of projects/programmes that build capacity in the humanitarian sector. The portfolio currently covers HMG framework contract training and projects and Ready to Respond II. It also encompasses business development for Funded Programmes through developing new concepts and writing proposals to secure new funding. 

You will need to be highly apt at managing large and complex projects, have solid experience in line management and be efficient in fostering excellent relationships externally and internally as well as being able to demonstrate your experience in capacity development. 

The role is fixed term until the 30th September 2019 with the possibility of extension. It is 60-100% FTE (3-5 days per week) subject to funding and applicants will have a distinct advantage if they can commit to working full-time.  

For the successful candidate RedR UK will be able to offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 23 paid annual leave days per annum, rising by 1 day for each year of service completed.
  • The opportunity to work for a fantastic disaster relief organisation that helps many disadvantaged people.
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Flexible working hours

To download a full job description, click here 

Person Specification:


  • RedR UK Commitment - Commitment to RedR UK, its vision, principles, strategy, policies and processes.
  • Project Management – A minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing large and complex projects, budgets and preferably of managing a collection of projects concurrently, throughout the project cycle
  • Use of Technology - Experience with current software for project management and relevant tools and techniques that support good project management, along with databases such as Salesforce, learning platforms such as Moodle and Microsoft office skills
  • Relationships and Representation - Used to building successful strategic relationships externally with organisations and key individuals, and internally to an organisation to achieve good results; tactful and diplomatic; able to represent RedR UK externally, and to develop networks and maintain these from a distance
  • People Management - Experienced line manager of staff, volunteers, interns and consultants and able to coach and improve staff performance and manage annual staff appraisals
  • Learning and Development - Demonstrable competence in and experience of capacity development projects including on-line, face-to-face training and blended learning methods; able to deliver training on humanitarian topics, ideally with a learning and development qualification
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - Used to developing good quality monitoring and evaluation processes to generate relevant data, capture learning and the impact of project work
  • Team working - Able to promote a positive team culture, troubleshoot problems, boost morale, manage expectations and work flexibly to achieve optimum results
  • Communication - Excellent interpersonal and team skills including tolerance and flexibility, inclusive and good self-awareness
  • Work planning - Ability to manage workload, prioritise, delegate and work effectively to tight deadlines with a minimum of support
  • Qualifications - Post-graduate in related subject such as Humanitarianism or International Development and suitable project management
  • Donor Management - Knowledge and experience of working with institutional donor funds e.g. ECHO, Europe Aid, USAID, or DfID and private sector funds
  • Financial - Experienced in managing large and complex projects, budget management from building budget forecasts to revising and tracking budgets and reporting on variances using relevant finance software
  • Initiative - Identifies problems, seeks information and creates shared solutions, and able to work independently
  • Travel - able and willing to travel within the UK and to international destinations as needed, sometimes to insecure and difficult environments for periods up to 2 weeks, and to follow RedR UK security management procedures


  • Humanitarian experience - A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a humanitarian context preferably with some experience of working in a field-based position in a key technical area such as DRR, Shelter etc., and a sound appreciation of humanitarian frameworks and principles, and the range of personal and technical issues facing relief workers
  • Event management - Experienced in leading, planning, organising, delegating, marketing, delivering and evaluating successful adult learning events
  • Languages - Fluency in a language other than English e.g. French, Spanish, Arabic

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how your experience matches the person specification to Applications close at 10am on  Monday 22nd October 2018. Interviews will be held on the 30th October 2018. 

The successful candidate will be required to confirm that he/she has the right to live and work in the UK before the post can be taken up.

Please also note that due to limited resources, we will only be able to contact shortlisted applicants. 

Vacancy information

Fixed term until the 30th September 2019 with the possibility of extension. It is 60-100% FTE (3-5 days per week) subject to funding
£36,916 (pro-rata)
Closing date for applications
22 October 2018
Interviews to take place
30th October 2018
Start date