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Category: ARA activities

19 November 2023

ARA Vacancy: Programme Manager

The ARA seeks a Programme manager to support the overall ARA programme delivery with a focus on project management and coordination across ARA Secretariat activities. The role will also require the Senior Project Manager to plan, implement and track ARA activities against the approved ARA budget and log frame, and support the Head of Secretariat to plan, organise and oversee the smooth running of ARA activities to implement the ARA strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of the Programme Manager will include:

Leadership and Strategy (25%)

• Ensure appropriate application of SSN policies and processes and identify and implement strategies and tools to enhance the coordination, knowledge management and internal communication of the Secretariat and other ARA Governing bodies.

• Work alongside the ARA Head of Secretariat and SSN Programme Lead to plan, organise and oversee the smooth running of ARA activities to implement the ARA strategy.

Management and Coordination (35%)

• Oversee overall programme management activities including time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risk of ARA activities, and ensure compliance with funder requirements, including reporting.

• Oversee quality management and support needs to enable activities to be completed to a high standard. Manage contracts with ARA funders as and when necessary, and communicate updates, risks and progress to the Head of Secretariat/ Programme Lead.

• Line-manage, mentor and supervise Junior Staff members when necessary.

Budget and Financial Management (30%)

• Lead on budget management, maintenance and monitoring for the portfolio of the ARAs activities. • Implement budget changes and forecast decisions made by the Head of Secretariat /Programme Lead.

• Monitor the Secretariat financial health of the ARA budget on a quarterly basis, highlight risks to the Programme Lead and Head of Secretariat.

Technical input and facilitation (10%)

• Lead or collaborate on knowledge products, supporting the development of Knowledge generation activities. • Lead the design and facilitation of working group meetings, webinars and events as necessary.

Application process

To apply, please complete the following application form.

Applications will close at midnight on 14 January 2024.

Read full details of the role and application process in this Terms of Reference (ToR).

Programme Manager

Learn about the role for Programme Manager with the ARA Secretariat in this Terms of Reference (ToR) document.

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