CBM UK is looking to recruit a new Programme Manager to develop and manage a number of mental health projects in a range of countries, ensuring alignment and close working with the CBM Country offices and local partners who manage the projects. The post holder will provide programmatic and financial oversight for projects in the designated countries and regions, including the development, planning and management of statutory grants.
The role will involve working closely with colleagues, to provide programmatic and financial oversight for projects, including the development, planning and management of statutory grants.
Job title: Programme Manager – Mental Health
Based: CBM UK (office is currently in Oakington, Cambridge, but looking to move to a central Cambridge location in 2018)
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Direct reports: None at present although may involve management of volunteers
Salary: Band 4- £31,938 (with possible annual increment rises)
Contract: Initially until 31st May 2020, with possibility for extension
The Programme Manager is a key role, ensuring delivery of quality programmes for CBMUK.
Key criteria for success
Within 12 months, the Programme Manager will:
• Be working to clear and agreed strategic objectives and plans
• Have contributed to the implementation of the Programme Strategy
• Be managing a portfolio of programmes and have built up strong relationships with the staff and partners associated with them
• Developed good relationships and working practices with the Community Mental Health Initiative Team
• Be delivering two major projects to a high-quality standard, including ensuring that donors are content with progress, standards, and achievements
• Have made contact with colleagues within the CBM federation, the UK and
international disability/mental health development networks to maximise opportunities for learning and sharing of good practice
• Be a confident user of CBM financial and project tracking systems.
Programme Management and Development (60%)
a. Support and manage a portfolio of programmes in line with CBM structures and ways of working
b. Work with CBM International staff and partners to develop innovative new approaches andmental health programming
c. Support partners and CBM regional staff to develop and report on monitoring, evaluation, impact and learning frameworks and integrate learning into future work
d. Contribute towards meeting best practice in programme development in CBMUK and CBM International in line with CBM policies and sector wide approaches
e. Facilitate the exchange of learning within CBMUK and CBM worldwide and with relevant external stakeholders and partners including through planning and delivery of training courses
f. Collect high quality stories of change and case studies to feed into programme and fundraisingwork
g. Provide support for the organisational assessment and strengthening of partners in order to achieve greater impact
h. Take part in CBM Country Strategic planning process in selected countries and contribute to development of country strategy papers where agreed
i. Carry out country and programme visits when required (up to 10 weeks a year)
j. Maintain institutional understanding of the policy and legislative environmentsin country that relate to the disability and mental health sector
k. Use CBM internal systems including Navision and SharePoint to manage projects
l. Contribute to CBMUK’s programme strategy development and review
m. Develop and maintain excellent working relations with CBM staff and partners in the geographical regions assigned
n. Support the development of CBMUK’s advocacy strategy and its implementation where appropriate.
Statutory and institutional fundraising and relationship management (25%)
a. Develop high quality and successful funding applications to donors in line with CBM regional and country strategies
b. Build and maintain excellent relationship with relevant institutional donors
c. Ensure CBMUK meets all contractual requirements of donors in relation to the projects assigned to the post holder
d. Support CBM’s Country office staff to ensure high quality and timely narrative and financial reports are submitted to a range of donors in line with their requirements
e. Contribute to meeting the aims of the CBM UK fundraising strategy for institutional donors
f. Liaise with fundraising team to provide programmatic information and input when require.
Organisational representation and Policy analysis (15%)
a. Represent and speak to external audiences on behalf of CBMUK including church groups, media, policy and decision makers and national government when required
b. Participate in relevant UK and international networks and alliances
c. Build and maintain relationships with relevant NGO, research and academic institutions
d. Carry out other duties as required by the Head of Programmes of CBMUK.