REACH Deputy Programme Manager

Apply by 7 November 2022 | £34, 308 – £42, 155 (Grade 7)

The Deputy Programme Manager will be crucial towards REACH’s longer-term strategic objectives and policies, and will contribute to improved programme performance and risk mitigation through best-practice management.

The successful applicant, in close collaboration with the Programme Manager, will work towards the alignment of the programme’s day-to-day operations to its longer-term strategic objectives and policies, contributing to best-practice management by strengthening programme performance and by mitigating risks.

You will provide systematic, consistent and proactive input to core programme management functions, focusing on operational execution, in compliance with requirements set by the University of Oxford and by FCDO, and with an emphasis on programme completion and closedown. This is done through strengthening existing management tools and systems and establishing new ones, in core areas of finance and compliance, documentation and data systems, in close collaboration with the Programme Manager, informing strategic decision-making processes.

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You will hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher and a proven pro-active and result-oriented approach to work. You must have comprehensive professional experience and command of project finance management, with funds by institutional donors, including analysis and synthesis of finances, monitoring expenditure against budgets, auditing (as auditor or auditee), trend identification and forecast building. You will also have experience in understanding and implementing regulatory requirements and in people management.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.

The desired start date is January 2023. This is a full-time post with a fixed term until 31 May 2024.

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