South Asia Programme Manager

Safer World
London (Central), London (Greater)
£38,000 - £44,000 gross per annum
24 Apr 2019
22 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

The Programme Manager will work with South Asia regional programme teams, both to strengthen the quality of programming across the region and to ensure that our programmes are grounded in evidence and experiences from conflict-affected contexts as well as being  responsive to people’s needs and perspectives.

You will lead the development, implementation, coordination, management and representation of the various Saferworld programmes. The main objective of the role is to provide overall leadership, including management, personnel and financial oversight.

The Programme Manager will work with staff and partners in the region to identify new business development opportunities that are consistent with Saferworld priorities, and lead regional efforts to bring those opportunities to fruition. The post holder will be responsible for senior representation work with the donor community and other stakeholders. 

Manage the regional programme teams

  • Allocate key roles and responsibilities and build the capacity of programme staff
  • ork in collaboration with regional team members to develop and implement Saferworld’s internal strategies for South Asia
  • Contribute to identifying and developing new funding opportunities, including proposal development
  • ontribute to other Saferworld projects, research studies and activities as required

2: Manage the planning and effective delivery of programme objectives


  • Develop and regularly revise project strategies and workplans for Saferworld staff and partners
  • Ensure timely and high quality completion of activities planned
  • Identify and address challenges.
  • Manage relationships with partner staff working on project implementation
  • Ensure progress is monitored and changes are captured, and that best practices and lessons learnt are taken into consideration and built upon.
  • Oversee the development of a learning strategy which captures the outcomes of Saferworld’s work, along with the learning it generates in order to enable our programming to respond to changes as they arise
  • Ensure timely completion of reporting requirements and contribute significantly to donor reports
  • Engage with donors to update on progress and achievements

3: Build and maintain effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s work




  • Develop and maintain positive working relations with project partners
  • Strengthen Saferworld’s contacts and coordination with regional and international peace and security actors, including stakeholders such as key government ministries, embassies and donors.
  • Represent Saferworld at external meetings, and promote lessons learnt from Saferworld’swork.

4:  Contribute to effective management of project finances


  • Manage project budgets on a monthly basis to ensure optimum expenditure of funds
  • Ensure timely and accountable financial reporting by local partners



  • A Master’s degree naeatuet(,oet,ntnnlreatosor eantpoeoaleerine.
  • Strong understanding of the conflict context and of key stakeholders in South Asia
  • Substantial exiceorngnnernaoaleeoet,aengoreatds
  • Demonstrable experience of project management, including monitoring and evaluation
  • xperience of managing and capacity-building staff
  • Experience of grant management, including budgeting and financial reporting
  • Experience of designing and commissioning research studies
  • Experience of designing and facilitating capacity-building activities
  • Experience of strategic programme development processes
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships in support of Saferworld’s work in South Asia, with a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society organisations, government bodies and officials, ethnic organisations, and international donors
  • bility to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitive to differences of ethnicity, religion and gender
  • bility to work without close daily supervision, using own initiative and showing flexibility
  • ood written and spoken English and at least one regional language.
  • Experience in coordinating community safety and conflict sensitivity projects
  • Commitment to and compliance with Saferworld’s safeguarding principles