Programme Manager – Cash Plus in Emergencies

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About The Role

Programme Manager – Cash Plus in Emergencies
Location: Flexible across the UK (occasional meetings at Head Office, London)
Hours per week: 35 (5 days; typically, Mon – Fri) 
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2025
Salary Range: £36,923 – £38,031 (plus Inner London Weighting, £3,344, if applicable) per annum

Are you looking to play a key role in managing our cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programme to overseas territories?

Do you have a track record of successfully managing large and complex projects and programmes that include systems, processes, and operating model changes?
The British Red Cross are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with CVA programme design experience to spearhead the management of our CVA programme.
Could your expertise help in the distribution of vital support to those in direst need? If so, then please read on….

A Day in the life of the Programme Manager – Cash Plus in Emergencies
In this varied and busy role, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a CVA Plus in Emergencies programme. The primary purpose of the programme is to design a shock-responsive cash-based response to future disasters in Overseas Territories. This would include an integrated Mental Health and Psychosocial Support element.


The Programme Manager will be responsible for enhancing our partner organisations’ technical knowledge of cash-based response. They will help build capacity to deliver CVA effectively, accountably and at scale. This role will bring about quality (impact, timeliness, cost, satisfaction) improvements for people supported in crisis. The successful candidate will achieve this through the development of processes, training materials and practical tools and frameworks.

They will champion and imbed new ideas. They will work both operationally and strategically for the right solutions to improve our service to the communities we seek to support. All the while recognising the value of acting with urgency. They will appreciate the external pressures: geo-political demands; increasing stakeholder expectations; challenging funding environments. They will help create robust plans and programmes to further our work and shorten our response time.  

The role involves working together with Government partners and ensuring linkages to national social protection mechanisms. The Programme Manager will also develop CVA response preparedness with the selected British Red Cross Overseas Branches (OSBs). The successful Programme Manager will work with a highly developed organisational awareness. With the ability to appreciate any sensitivities within our complex, multi-stakeholder structure. They will think creatively and strategically to overcome obstacles to cooperation and progress of your objectives. 

The role of the Programme Manager (Cash Plus in Emergencies) might be for you if you have…

  • Demonstrable experience and in-depth knowledge of managing and delivering overseas humanitarian / development projects. 
  • Humanitarian CVA response analysis and programme design, including community-oriented assessment of needs, preferences, and priorities; beneficiary targeting; community engagement and accountability / accountability to affected populations.
  • A proven ability to apply excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver of effective solutions to project related issues. 
  • Demonstratable ability to deliver projects on time / on budget, using project management processes and tools (including risk management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance).
  • Confidence with stakeholder engagement. Facilitating multi-stakeholder coordination, including with Government representatives. Ability to negotiate and influence. Ability to tailor your message to suit your audience.
  • Effective time and workload management. You’re organised and can manage competing tasks and priorities across multiple workstreams. You can delegate to and support others in your team.
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 16th June 2024. Interviews to be held soon after (potentially during the week commencing Monday 24th June 2024).

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:
  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days (per annum)
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team
We are proud to participate in the disability confident scheme for roles based in the UK. During the application process, you will be asked if you wish to apply under the scheme.
At the British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network. 

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