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Programme Finance Manager

Closing date: Wednesday, 12 January, 2022

Options is seeking an experienced finance manager to take over the overall financial management of the grant-funded Safire programme. This includes review and monitoring of programme expenditure in the UK, Kenya and Nigeria and preparing budgets, forecasts and financial reports for programme funders, Senior Management Team and other stakeholders.Responsibilities: 

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The Safire Programme Finance Manager will be responsible for the efficient, timely and accurate financial management and accounting of the programme and will lead on the preparation and interpretation of financial information to advise senior management on efficient allocation of programme resources.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for preparing programme budgets, financial reports and financial tracking mechanisms in different currencies (GBP, USD, KES and NGN) for Options and for submission to fundersPerson specification: 

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be a member of a recognised accounting professional body as well as having a Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration, or related undergraduate degree
  • Have significant experience supporting programme finances and administration of complex multiple government or donor-funded budgets in a similar role
  • Experience of monitoring payroll and related systems and polices
  • Experience providing administration and logistical support to team colleagues over multiple locations
  • Experience in procurement according to best practice guidelines
  • Experience of close working relationships with sub-granteepartners and consortia

For more information, please refer to the job description Application process: 

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 12 January 2022
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
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Other information: 

  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.
  • 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.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Nigeria or Kenya

Programme Manager

Closing date: Sunday, 16 January, 2022

In anticipation of winning several new projects in 2022, Options is looking for experienced, enthusiastic, and proactive Programme Managers interested in providing surge capacity to project start up and/or project implementation. The Programme Manager role is pivotal at Options and works across departments and countries to establish and deliver high quality programmes across the globe.Responsibilities: 

As a Programme Manager at Options, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient project management and/or project start-up of long and short-term projects for a variety of clients.
We are prospectively seeking candidates who are interested and experienced in providing surge capacity to project start-up and/or implementation, in anticipation of winning several new projects in 2022.
Working closely with the Team Leader and across Options’ Departments and project teams, the PM works to deliver projects on time, to budget and within Options’ quality standards.
Depending on the projects we win, the focus of the PM role may vary but includes:

  • Setting up the project so that it is aligned to funder guidelines and Options’ project cycle management approach.
  • Development and management of project budgets including internal and client facing engagements.
  • Organises short-term consultant inputs in line with organisational procurement policies and procedures including preparation of terms of reference (TORs), sourcing, negotiating, drafting contracts, briefing, and managing consultants in liaison with HR, Legal and Compliance teams.
  • Contribute to the development of team tools and sharing of best practise within the team and the wider organisation.
  • Represents Options in various fora.

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role:

Essential:

  • Extensive experience of the development and implementation of programmes
  • Experience of managing large, complex donor-funded budgets
  • Experience working in resource constrained settings and low- and middle-income countries
  • Experience of close working relationships with partners and consortia
  • Experience of contracts and contracting
  • Ability to work on a wide range of projects and other issues simultaneously
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan and manage work in a highly organised way
  • Excellent communicator both in writing and verbally
  • Good negotiation skills

Desirable:

  • Experience in delivering and managing commercial contracts
  • Knowledge of the Health sector and international development issues
  • Experience in people management and management of teams

Application process: 

  • To apply, please fill in the form here
  • Closing date for applications is: 16 January 2022
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 27 January 2022
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other information: 

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • 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.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, Kenya or Nigeria

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