Programme Coordinator - Interim - 6 month fixed term

The Programme Coordinator – Interim will be responsible for providing high quality grant management of the major statutory grants secured by Orbis UK for Orbis country programmes in the Asia and Africa regions.

About Orbis UK

Orbis is an international eye care charity that prevents and treats avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Of the 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, 75% have conditions that are preventable or treatable. We screen for and treat eye conditions, raise awareness about eye health, and train and mentor local eye care teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where most of these people live.

We do this through our long-term programmes as well as on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a state-of-the-art ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised aircraft.

You will be joining Orbis UK at an exciting time as we have rapidly grown over the past few years, with our income increasing from under £3m in 2010 to over £8m in 2017. We are also in the midst of an organisation-wide digital transformation programme. We are looking to innovate and adapt to ensure we are best placed to succeed in a digital climate. Every member of the organisation is involved in this process and your input will be vital.


About the role

The Programme Coordinator – Interim will be responsible for providing high quality grant management of the major statutory grants secured by Orbis UK for Orbis country programmes in the Asia and Africa regions. The majority of his/her effort will be on the management of these external restricted grants, ensuring compliance with agreed proposals, specific grant agreement requirements and overarching donor rules. S/he will also maintain a focus on internal grants - monitoring effectiveness and value-for-money. To achieve this, s/he will work proactively with country programme and finance teams to champion a consistently high quality of project management and delivery. This will require ongoing capacity-building of the country teams and may require some travel to rural projects.

Title:

Programme Coordinator - Interim

Department:

Programme Support

Reports to:

Head of Programme Support

Location:

London, UK (near Monument)

Contract:

Full time, 37.5 hours, 6 month fixed-term contract

Salary:

£40,000 per annum

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • For major statutory grants, ensure effective monitoring of project achievement and spend, whilst meeting all donor and internal deadlines and standards for quality reporting.
  • Provide timely external and internal reports, data and information as requested – particularly to support quarterly reporting to the Orbis trustees.
  • If necessary, coordinate and provide donor-specific support to Orbis country programmes in the development and submission of quality concept papers and project proposals.
  • Develop and maintain strong distance-working relationships with senior staff in Orbis country offices and Orbis International.

Full details of the job description can be downloaded below.


Benefits of working for Orbis UK

  • 22 days’ annual holiday pro rata
  • Enrolment in a Workplace Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to E-learning Courses
  • Access to a discounted low cost gym within the building

Application and interviews

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 28 January 2019

Interview date: Friday 1 February 2019

Start date: mid-February 2019

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Friday 1 February, your application has not been successful.

We are in the midst of an organisation-wide digital transformation programme, looking to innovate and adapt to ensure we are best placed to succeed in a digital climate. Every member of the organisation is involved in this process and your input will be vital. An understanding of GDPR regulations and how to maintain compliance is essential.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF or by email to [email protected]