Assistant Programme Manager

London, UK
Contract type: 
full time, 1 year fixed contract
c. £25,000
Closing date: 
Sunday, 1 September, 2019
We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated and focused Assistant Programme Manager to join our Programme Management (PM) Team and play a vital role in ensuring the successful delivery of a portfolio of programmes in Africa and Asia. This is an excellent position for someone looking to develop their career in international development.

The Assistant Programme Manager will be responsible for providing programmatic, financial and administrative assistance to a range of long-term technical assistance programmes and short-term consultancy assignments for a wide range of clients, ensuring programmes are delivered effectively, efficiently and to a high standard. This includes supporting the management of programme budgets, providing inputs to programme reports, supporting the start-up and close-down of projects, developing project management systems, and supporting business development opportunities.

The Assistant Programme Manager will support between three and six programmes across Africa and Asia and work closely with a Programme Manager who will have an overview role on each programme/assignment. They will have the opportunity to directly engage with in-country and UK teams across Finance, Technical and Business Development, developing experience on successfully delivering complex, global health programmes.

This position is line managed by a Programme Manager within the Programme Management team and will be based in Options’ office in central London, with opportunity for some overseas travel.

Person specification: 

You will have experience of project management in international development and public health or similar sector, and be looking to take the next step in your career. You will have experience of building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants, be confident in financial management and be able to manage multiple and competing priorities. A confident self-starter, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to work in a fast-moving and complex environment


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Laura Burke Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: 1 September 2019.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd or 9th September 2019
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit.

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