Fixed term contract from 1 March 2017 to 31 March 2021
Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Plan International’s South Asia WASH Results Programme is a £25 million project in Bangladesh and Pakistan with over 7 million beneficiaries. The objective of the programme is to increase access to sustainable water and sanitation facilities including the promotion of hygienic household toilets, as well as the practice of hand washing with soap, by men, women and children in poor rural communities. Plan International UK is recruiting a Programme Manager, based in the UK but with frequent travel to South Asia, to provide overall management of the programme.
You will be responsible for coordination of project activities to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the programme and donor reporting in line with the project contract. You will work closely with consortium partners and represent the consortium at UK and international level to all stakeholders, including the project steering committee.
You will be educated to Masters level or equivalent in WASH, engineering, business or another relevant development-related field (or have equivalent experience) and will have extensive experience of managing complex international development projects, preferably in the area of WASH, with responsibility for multi-million pound budgets. You will bring experience of living and working in developing countries, preferably South Asia, and be willing to travel for up to 25% of the time. You will be able to demonstrate how you have used and shared programme learning to improve practice and will offer a strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation and how it applies to international development programming.
For further information on the role, please download the job profile.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 23 January 2017.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.