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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2022
    Deadline: Mar 20, 2022
  • We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change. From governments to grassroots groups, we work with a wide range of individuals and organisations to improve health outcomes. ...
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    Programme Delivery Officer

    Job Description


    • We are looking for an experienced programme management professional to join the Programmes’ Resource Unit to provide high quality programme management support across our programmes.
    • The PDO will develop and integrate appropriate tools and systems aligned with our approach to project cycle management, provide guidance to programme management colleagues on programmatic issues and more.


    • The Programme Delivery Officer will be focussed on providing support at the programme management level to Options’ large and small programmes, to ensure adherence to high quality programme management.
    • The post-holder will be deployed to provide long and short-term guidance and support to programmes across Options’ portfolio.
    • The role will also be responsible for developing and integrating appropriate tools and systems that are aligned with our approach to project cycle management.
    • For smaller strategic projects, the role will also provide direct programme management support.The role has four areas of responsibilities:
      • Support the Programme Delivery Advisor in implementing the Options project cycle management approach. Provide support and guidance to programme management colleagues across a range of programme management areas as required.
      • Take ownership as the Programme Manager on Options’ small, strategic projects which will be led and managed from the UK, and when needed, be the start-up Programme Manager for larger programmes, handing over to the Programme Team once recruited.
      • Support business development by working closely with our New Business and Partnerships Department; providing programme management inputs to proposal, concept notes, as well as material for external dissemination.
      • Provide cross-organisational support by working closely with other departments, management and administrative teams to strengthen operational delivery.
    • The role will be situated within the Resource Unit of the Programmes Department and work across all programmes as needed. There will be some international travel.

    Person Specification

    • You will have significant experience of programme management, including in planning, budgeting and programme control, risk management and change management in a relevant project and programme environment.
    • Experience managing large, complex, donor-funded budgets, contracts and contracting, and experience managing relations between a head office and an internationally based team.
    • Excellent knowledge and use of programme management and grant management tools, systems and approaches. Knowledge of international development having worked with a multitude of donors, including FCDO.
    • You will have excellent financial management, programme budgeting and management skills with strong Microsoft Excel skills and you will be highly organised, working well under pressure.
    • Being fluent in English both spoken and written is essential and fluency in French is desirable, both spoken and written.


    • £34,000 for UK-based candidates.
    • For all other locations, the role will be banded within national context + benefits.


    • Options offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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