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Programme Quality and Development Manager


  • Organization: BRC - British Red Cross
  • Location: UK
  • Grade: Mid level - Manager - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-30

Programme Quality and Development Manager x2 (Either covering Europe or MENA)
Location: Hybrid (home and office based, ideally in London)
Salary: £50,000 - £52,000 Per annum based on 35 hours per week (plus Inner London weighting, £3,344, if applicable)
Contract: Fixed Term

Come and join us and be our next Programme Quality and Development Manager.Do you have experience of working closely with both fundraising and programme teams?  Can you ensure partner-led development and design of programmes which appeal to donors?

What does a Day in the life of Programme Quality and Development Manager look like?
The MENA/EUROPE region is seeking to hire two Program Quality and Development Managers (PQD) – one for Europe and one for MENA.You will work closely with both fundraising and programme teams to ensure we are clearly scoping, designing and developing programmes that are aligned with donor opportunities to maximise income, partnerships and opportunities within the region.

You will work with the Senior Business Development Manager to support and strengthen regional programme development efforts, including working closely with fundraising and the FCDO team on stewarding all phases of the business development process, from opportunity identification, pre-positioning, partnership, proposal development and submission, due diligence and donor engagement.

In your application, please specify which role you are applying for:

  • Regional PQD Europe
  • Regional PQD MENA (Arabic speakers preferred)
Do you have the following skills and experience to be a successful Programme Quality and Development Manager?
  • Able to think strategically in relation to programme design and how best to work collaboratively with fundraising teams and a range of income streams
  • Able to network, engage and maximise funding opportunities for the organisation and our partners.
  • Proven Humanitarian Diplomacy skills that demonstrate ability to engage with senior representatives, donors or governments
  • Knowledge of the Region
  • Good knowledge of fundraising and resource mobilisation opportunities (including institutional fundraising and private sector engagement)
  • Strong programme development skills; strong programme budgeting skills a plus.
  • Strong experience in collaboration and ability to work with people with diverse opinions to develop program proposals and other donor impact opportunities.
  • Representing international organisations at a senior level in operational contexts, preferably within the humanitarian or international development sector
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 28th May 2024 with interviews to follow.

Please note: Early application is encouraged. We’ll be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert in advance of the advertised closing date.

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:

  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days (per annum)
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team

We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.

At the British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network. 

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We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.