United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Regional Portfolio Officer – Niger

Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 18 Sep 2016

Salary: £30,000-£33,000 (depending on skill set and experience)

London – with up to 40% travel

12 month fixed term contract

As our proactive, adaptable and meticulous Regional Portfolio Officer – Niger you’ll be a focal point for the Country Office and Save the Children UK interaction, ensuring effective project cycle oversight through the entire grant process and that our in-country programmes benefit the children we serve.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

Assuming a pivotal role in the department, as a Regional Portfolio Officer you will contribute to the achievement of the portfolio targets and to the development of new business practices and tools, while forging and maintaining key donor relationships. You will also:

  • Oversee all of SCUK donor projects and related risks whilst building strong relationships with the country programme in collaboration with the Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Ensure quality assurance steps are taken and negotiate contracts with funders
  • Assume grant management for donors from opportunity identification, working with internal departments to lead on reporting
  • Provide capacity building for country office staff in coordination to International Regional Office and HQ
  • Build strong and effective relationships with key staff and counterparts internally and in the SCI country office.

You will be motivated by a desire to effect change in the lives of children and have strong experience in grant management and an in depth knowledge of institutional donor compliance requirements. You will additionally have:

  • Experience of project proposal development and report writing, particularly in reference to DfID, EuropeAid, ECHO and/or UNICEF
  • A good working knowledge of one or more countries in the region, with an understanding of the context and operating environment issues
  • Strong competency in financial processes and reporting
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English and French.
  • A willingness to travel.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 18th September 2016

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website below:
https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/regional-portfolio-officer-niger-2699/2725/description/

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