Head of Programmes

Hand in Hand International
London, United Kingdom
Apply by 20 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 3 July 2018

Job Description

Harris Hill are thrilled to be working with Hand in Hand International in their search for a new Head of Programmes.

Look at poverty differently and you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. Hand in Hand helps turn their skills and potential into jobs. They discover a way out of poverty. Hand in Hand has worked in 14 countries, generated more than 3.6 million jobs, trained more than 2.2 million entrepreneurs and helped them start and grow 2.2 million businesses.

As the Head of Programmes you’ll play a vital leadership role in continuing this success. You will enjoy this role if you have strong team leadership skills, a commitment to evidence-based, sector- leading programme delivery, the commercial acumen to secure funding from institutional donors, and personal experience of board governance.

Key Responsibilities:
-Manage institutional fundraising, and develop fundraising consortia partnerships, to help meet ambitious fundraising targets
-In close coordination with the implementing organisations in the Hand in Hand network, ensure that the impact on beneficiaries is maximised
-Manage large and complex grants through the whole cycle of programme design, planning, budgeting through to monitoring
-Develop sector-best monitoring and learning practices; drawing learning from internal and external evidence
-Collaborating closely with the implementing organisations in the Hand in Hand network, follow through to ensure successes are mainstreamed, and areas for improvement systematically addressed
-Line-manage a team of four, helping them to develop and deliver at their best
-Serve as a Board Member on the boards of Hand in Hand Eastern Africa and Hand in Hand Afghanistan
-Support the CEO to develop transformational partnerships with private sector and civil society organisations

Skills and Experience Required:
-Extensive experience of managing international development programmes from design, planning, budgeting through to monitoring and evaluation
-Extensive team management and leadership experience
-Proven track record of raising multi-million funds from institutional donors
-Experience of Board Governance
-Proven experience of working successfully in a network organisation with de-centralized decision making
-Demonstrable experience of working in an agile, entrepreneurial environment
-Ability and willingness to travel internationally on a frequent basis (typically for no longer than a week at a time)

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV to harriet.mountain@harrishill.co.uk.

Based in London, paying up to £60,000.


Closing date for applications: 20th July 2018

About the Organization

Hand in Hand’s mission is to work for economic and social empowerment by supporting the development of enterprises and jobs and the generation of higher incomes.

Look at poverty differently and you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas. Hand in Hand helps turn their skills and potential into jobs. They discover a way out of poverty. Hand in Hand has worked in 14 countries, generated more than 3.6 million jobs, trained more than 2.2 million entrepreneurs and helped them start and grow 2.2 million businesses.

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