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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: May 13, 2022
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    Programme Delivery Officer

    Department: Programmes
    Reporting to: Head of Programmes Resource Unit
    Liaison with: Options UK-based and International Programme Staff
    Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week


    • Options seeks a Programme Delivery Officer (PDO) who is an experienced and knowledgeable programme management professional.
    • The PDO will provide inputs and guidance to programme management colleagues across Options’ portfolio.
    • In addition, the PDO will be responsible for developing and integrating tools and systems aligned with our approach to project cycle management.
    • 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.


    • 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
    • You will 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.
    • You will be supporting 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.
    • Providing cross-organisational support by working closely with other departments, management and administrative teams to strengthen operational delivery.

    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.

    Options offers a comprehensive benefits package.

    Method of Application

    Interview Date
    Interviews will be held week commencing 16th May, 2022.

    Please Note

    • Applicants should please send CVs of all consultants who will be involved in the design and delivery of the workshops as well as two-pages detailing how they plan to approach the training workshop(s) including example topics, methodologies, activities, and the intended capacity outcomes as relevant to the objective(s) applied for.
    • Individual consultants or teams of consultants may apply to deliver objective 1 or 2 or both.
    • Objective 1 will be delivered to the whole E4A team (Kenya, Nigeria, and UK teams, approx. 20 members in total).
    • Objective 2 will be delivered per country (3 x training sessions. Each session with 5 - 10 people).

    Other Information

    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
    • 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)
    • Options reserves the right to request clarifications and additional detail on draft training presentations, materials and reports submitted under this Agreement prior to the final sign-off of the deliverable.
    • All work should be coordinated with input from the E4A Nigeria Country Lead, Esther Agbon / E4A Country Lead Lucia Laboso , Technical Specialist, Patricia Doherty ( and Technical Advisor, Alice Tilton (
    • Sign-off for the deliverables lies with the E4A Country Leads.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Options Consultancy Services Limited on to apply

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