Kingston, Jamaica

Salary based on experience

Key responsibilities of the role

Programme Management

  • Develop and maintain project management plans for all funded programmes and Fight for Peace internal obligations, keeping the team on track delivery timelines;
  • Ensure the effective and timely delivery of all programmes including quality of delivery and adherence to safeguarding and risk management policies set by Fight for Peace and donors;
  • Oversee the quality of the work delivered and develop strategies for improvement where necessary to achieve project and programme objectives;
  • Supported by the MEL Officer, ensure that monitoring and evaluation is coordinated and efficiently completed by the team including, but not limited to, recording activities and outcomes in UpShot;
  • Work closely with the MEL Officer to gather learning from the programme to adjust programme management, and help inform future new programme development;
  • Support the Country Lead in developing narrative and financial reports of a high quality and submitting these to donors on time;
  • Support partners to strengthen the implementation of their safeguarding policies and procedures;
  • Ensure learning exchange with colleagues at the UK Academy and Luta pela Paz to help ensure organisations stay aligned and benefit from peer learning. Line management and team coordination;
  • In coordination with the Jamaica Country Lead, recruit high quality delivery staff that fit the Fight for Peace culture and values, including contributing to job descriptions, taking part in the recruitment process and overseeing the induction of new team members;
  • Manage the local team including Programme Coordinator, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Communications Officer; and the field team comprised of Community Coordinators;
  •  Support the Programme Coordinator in managing the network of contractors from sport federations and other partner organisations and relevant NGOs, to ensure that they are supported to do their jobs to the highest quality, kept to task, performance managed, provided with personal development opportunities and pastoral care, and disciplinary procedures followed where necessary;
  • Develop and promote a strong team culture contributing to joined up thinking across the portfolio of projects in Jamaica, stimulating team members to support each other across projects wherever possible.

Financial management

  • Work closely with the Jamaica Country Lead and the Administrative and Governance Officer to monitor project spend and make adjustments where necessary;
  • Maintain the project finance dashboard with support from the ICD Finance Team.

  • Support the Jamaica Country Lead and the fundraising team in London by sharing opportunities for funding;
  • Contribute to the design of new projects and high quality proposals in collaboration with the Jamaica Country Lead and the Director of International Programmes Partnerships;
  • Support the Country Lead in coordinating the collective impact network of partners;
  •  Develop and maintain regular communication with all UP Unity & Peace partners;
  • Provide support and encouragement to partners to contribute to shared measurement.

  • Fully comply with Fight for Peace policies and procedures at all times;
  • Represent Fight for Peace where appropriate at external events and in internal leadership spaces;
  • Support the aims, objectives and values of the charity and reflect it in all aspects of work;
  • Proactively contribute and support work across Fight for Peace as new projects and approaches develop, which may include going beyond the core responsibilities listed above;
  • Deliver any other tasks within the competence of the candidate which may be required.

    Required experience and skills:
  • Post graduate degree in management;
  • Strong and proven track record in programme management and team leadership;
  • Experience of coordinating and/or managing the successful delivery of institutional donor-funded projects (essential), including knowledge of youth violence prevention programmes (highly desirable);
  • Experience of directly managing and/or supervising other staff (essential);
  • Understanding and experience of monitoring and evaluation within the project life cycle (essential) and experience of UpShot (desirable);
  • Experience of contributing to the development of new projects and proposals (narrative and financial) for institutional donors;
  • Practical understanding and experience of the CBO context where resources can be stretched and factors outside of an organisation’s control can affect development (desirable);
  • Experience of contributing to the development of communities of practice or similar networks;
  • Experience of developing and maintaining partnerships with a range of different types of organisations.
  • Excellent electronic communication skills to a level that allows co-working with colleagues based in other countries (primarily UK and Brazil);
  • Excellent team skills and ability to work with a range of colleagues across a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent writing skills to prepare funding applications / proposals, reports and general correspondence;
  • Excellent financial management skills to manage project budgets and contribute to the development of funding applications;
  • Sensitivity, sound judgement and pragmatism to deal effectively with delicate situations;
  • Experience of promoting a healthy team environment which encourages a culture of positivity and joint problem solving.

    Additional personal qualities / experience / qualifications
  • Strong leadership qualities and a passion for youth development and violence reduction programmes;
  • Cross-sector network with access to senior stakeholders across the government, donor, civil society and corporate sector in Jamaica, and an understanding of their priorities and ways of working – preferable;
  • Excellent electronic communication skills to a level that can allow effective co- working with international colleagues.

    Location / Management
  •  Position based in Kingston, Jamaica (working remotely for the foreseeable future);
  •  Working alongside a local core office team and a remote team of community workers;
  •  Reporting to Jamaica Country Lead.

Application process

● Expression of interest should be sent by email to by January

20, 2023; please put Programme Manager Application in the subject line;

● First round interviews with the Jamaica team by January 30, 2023;

● Applicant should be available to begin work by February 17, 2023

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