Programme Officer

Job Title: Programme Officer

Responsible to: Head of Programmes, Africa

Location: UK home-based, may require some international travel

Job purpose: Grant management and country support for HPA work in Somaliland.

Salary: £29,000 – £32,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full-Time

Closing date: Saturday 22 May 2021, 11.59

Interview dates: Week commencing 24th May 2021

Only applications that use the application form will be considered. Please send your application form to: [email protected]

Please note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Context of the role

This position will sit within the Africa Programmes Team. Our programmes are managed by Country Directors overseen by two Heads of Programmes (one responsible for Africa and one responsible for Asia). The Programme Team in London provides support services to the development, implementation and administration of Health Poverty Action’s programmes. Health Poverty Action’s programme work in Africa takes place through country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Somaliland and Find Your Feet’s in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Programmes Department liaises with: the Policy & Campaigns Department to ensure strong integration between our programmes and advocacy work; the Fundraising Department to develop proposals and reports for trusts and foundations; and the Finance Department on programme finances.

This position will operate as the direct contact point for the Somaliland country office and act as donor contact point for HPAs’ grants in this country.


Main Functions of the Post

1. Grant management, including donor reporting and contract compliance (40%)
2. Administration and monitoring of country and project finances (40%)
3. Build and maintain excellent relationships and reporting with selected donors (5%)
4. Support programme development (15%)

A full outline of responsibilities can be found in the detailed job description attached. 

Important documents

Job description

Application form