Programme Manager - Resilient Livelihoods and Climate Justice

Location: Any AAI Country Office including Global Secretariat Hubs

Closing Date: 21 August 2017

Terms and conditions of base location will apply

Work to ensure that resilient livelihoods and climate justice programme work across the ActionAid federation is aligned to the priorities set by the International Platform. You will lead the design of effective programmes linking local, national, regional and global work under each of the (maximum) three priority threads of work, supporting working groups and other mechanisms set up by the platform to ensure these programmes are on track and that learning and knowledge is generated and shared. You will also manage the project managers of major multi-country projects and be the Global Secretariat’s focal point for any other major resilient livelihoods and climate justice projects across the federation, ensuring a continuing flow of learning and ever deeper alignment, integration and coherence of efforts.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting coordination of agreed work streams prioritised by the Resilient Livelihoods and Climate Justice International Platform (food sovereignty and agroecology; climate justice and natural resource rights);
  • Line managing Project Managers of Multi-Country Projects funded by major donors / institutions.

  • Supporting Resource Mobilisation and donor accountability;

  • Supporting programme development, critical learning and evaluation from resilient livelihoods and climate justice programmes; and

  • Reviewing and documenting progress of programme work on resilient livelihoods and climate justice to ensure sustained alignment.

You must have significant practical experience in designing and practically implementing resilient livelihoods and climate justice programmes, of which substantial time should be international experience, strong understanding of rights-based approaches to resilient livelihoods and climate justice and ways of linking programme practice to policy and campaigning work, experience in multi-country & international programme design, project cycle, development & implementation and experience of project management and accountability to donors for significant cross-country programmes.

An advanced University degree or equivalent, with substantial time of which should be in directly designing and implementing resilient livelihoods and climate justice programmes on the ground is required. You must also have substantial experience with public speaking and business writing for at least 2 years.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the country where you will be based. We may not be able to consider your application if you do not have eligibility to work.

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

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Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.