Sr Programme Mgr The Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation

Senior Programme Manager – The Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI)
full-time job
Closes: Sep 2, 2018


Hours: Full time
Contract: FTC – December 31st 2018, with strong probability to extend
Job Function: Programme management, Operations
Job Level: Substantial operational and managerial experience
Salary: Competitive
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We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) as Senior Programme Manager. You will be accountable for evaluating and reviewing GAHI’s strategy, and lead on project management for each work stream.

GAHI was created following the World Humanitarian Summit with a simple mission: to help drive innovation across the humanitarian system. This is a big task that requires many different actors from across sectors to work together, to remove barriers to scale. Our job is to make this happen. GAHI is a start-up and an innovation, which requires agile working and foresight.

GAHI is an entity with no independent legal status. During its start-up phase, and possibly beyond, it functions as a part of Elrha, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. GAHI has its own strategy and governing body. Its staff work on Elrha contracts and core services such as IT, HR and legal services are provided through Elrha or Save the Children. Therefore, the application system is run through Save the Children, and contract of employment would be with Elrha.

As Senior Programme Manager, you will be instrumental to the success of the GAHI, which is a relatively unique and ambitious concept. The role will require the post holder to take on the following primary responsibilities:
  • Quality of the outcomes of GAHI activities, delivered on time and to budget (complete budget oversight), specifically, project management and strategic planning, including working on behalf of the Executive Director with dotted line management of project leads;
  • GAHI’s internal business processes, ensuring fit for purpose and suggesting amends where necessary;
  • Pulling together business-cases for determining GAHI’s engagement and focus areas;
  • GAHI’s governance strategy and protocols including managing GAHI’s relationship with its Executive Steering Committees (for focus areas), and Steering Group for the secretariat, working closely with the ED.
  • Managing donor relations, reporting, and oversight of fundraising strategy and activities, in close support of the ED.
  • Internal communications, this position will be dotted line manager for project leads and will be responsible for ensuring team members remain informed and organised.
  • Core operations, including direct management of the operations staff, and liaison with GAHI’s host
To be successful as a Senior Programme Manager, you will have had substantial project management experience and demonstrable ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once, prioritizing and delivering effectively. Energetic, flexible and proactive, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independent and cooperatively. In addition, you will need to have a solution based and creating problem solving approach – that is ultimately able to drive results.

If this sounds like you, please click ‘apply’ to submit your CV and cover note. The recruitment system is that of Save the Children UK, our administrative host. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis.

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