Programme Officer (Flood Resilience Programme)

Practical Action

Rugby, UK 🇬🇧

Position details

Date of expiry:30th September 2022
Salary:£29,373 – £32,975
Location:Rugby, UK
Employment status:Permanent

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Officer to support our work building Community Floods Resilience through our flagship multi-country programme as a part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.

You will be responsible for working with colleagues in six of our country offices to build consistent capacity and practice in monitoring and reporting on the outcomes of the Practical Action flood resilience projects. You will maintain an overview of our floods resilience for communities measurement work and capture learning from it. This will require working with country teams to develop, monitor and report on gendered outcome indicators. In addition, the role provides a range of project accountability and management functions in support of the Programme Manager.

About you

You will ideally have experience in data collection, research and project management systems and the ability to work well across diverse teams, geographies and cultures. You will be required to present learning and analysis both internally across Practical Action and externally to our Alliance partners and practitioner networks as required.

Candidates should hold at least a bachelor’s level degree qualification in an appropriate discipline and have work experience in international development, ideally including experience working in developing countries either as a volunteer or as part of their studies for around 6 months.

Spanish and French language is desirable.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values-driven and highly engaged colleagues, work-life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full-time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • It is our practice normally that we operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role).
    27 days holiday in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment – (rules apply) employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Practical Action is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from under-represented groups. We stay committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse working environment and believe that people from different backgrounds or cultures give us different perspectives, and the more perspectives we have, the more successful we will be. By building a culture where everyone feels heard, respected and valued we give everyone working with us the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2022
Interviews will take place between 7th-11th October 2022

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to [email protected]





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