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Job Advert: International Programme Coordinator (IPC)

Job title: International Programme Coordinator (IPC) 

Reference R.2019/01
Reporting to PENHA Board of Trustees
Place of work PENHA office in London
Contract Duration One year (with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance)
Salary Unpaid volunteer/pro-bono (two days per week).
Application Deadline 15.10.2019
Start date 01.11.2019
 
Job Description
 
PENHA, the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa, is an African inspired and African led organisation working among nomadic pastoralists. Its main mission is to promote sustainable development among pastoral and agro-pastoral communities through gender equality, resilience, enterprise and innovation, and regional cooperation across the Horn of Africa. 
PENHA works include programme and project implementation; policy and advocacy; and research and networking within the Horn Region and internationally.
The overall purpose of hiring a new PENHA International Programme Coordinator (IPC) is to guide and coordinate PENHA international programmes towards the realisation of its mission and goals, including managing PENHA’s staff/volunteers in the London office. He or she will also contribute to: PENHA’s strategic planning, networking, fundraising efforts in the UK, internationally as well as through PENHA country offices as one of his/her primary tasks. The post holder has the opportunity to strengthen the position and enhance PENHA’s UK profile and portfolio.
 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising and networking 
• Develop/contribute to PENHA’s proposal development efforts and networking with relevant partners within the UK and internationally.   
• Develop a fundraising plan that is consistent with the strategic priorities of the organisation in close collaboration with the PENHA teams in the UK and the Horn of Africa where PENHA operates.
• Seek out new funding opportunities and initiate applications for grants and other funding sources in collaboration with the PENHA teams in the UK and the Horn of Africa.
 
Project management and liaison with country partners
• Ensure proper execution and monitoring of ongoing PENHA projects in the UK and internationally.
• Ensure production of quality narrative and financial reports for the UK and international projects in a timely manner and present to PENHA trustees.
• Manage the programmes and initiatives within PENHA UK.
 
Communications and representation
• Ensure regular updating of the website and other online platforms.
• Keep the smooth and regular flow of communication between PENHA in UK and PENHA country offices.
• Oversee the writing and commissioning of content for the newsletter and ensure its timely distribution.
• Represent the organisation externally in meetings, conferences etc. and with key stakeholders. 
 
Office administration, management and finances 
• Supervise and review staff/volunteers/interns performances.
• Manage the PENHA office by ensuring the implementation of policies, guidelines, working procedures and health and safety requirements.
• Chair PENHA office meetings and ensure proper recording of minutes.
• Attend quarterly Board meetings,
• Manage PENHA UK organisational finances and project funds, and ensure the timely completion of the annual audit and other financial requirements, including:
 
o Produce quarterly progress reports for the Board of Trustees and act as its Secretary.
o Produce annual reports for Company House and the UK Charity Commission.
o Ensure payment of salaries and bills.
o Maintain office financial records.
 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Desirable Educational Qualifications and skills
MA in Development Studies, Economics, Business or Public Management or social sciences or related sciences, and working experience of environment, climate change, peace and security, gender or/and pastoralism, ideally in the Horn of Africa, would be an advantage.
Essential
• Good fundraising track record from multiple donors including the public and private sectors.
• Good leadership, networking, analytical and communication skills.
• Commitment to PENHA’s values and ways of working.
• Good understanding of the work and role of international NGOs.
• Full UK residence status.
• Experience of working in Africa including the Horn of Africa or similar experiences from elsewhere.
• Past experience of working for an international or national civil society organisation.
 
Remuneration
This is an unpaid volunteer position, but the daily food and travel expenses will be reimbursed.  
 
Application process
Please email an updated CV and a covering letter expressing an interest in the position before and no later than October 15th, 2019.
 
Contact person:
Bereket Tsegay,
PENHA Interim Director