REACH Programme Manager

Smith School

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum
  • REF: 154325
  • Closes: 26th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

REACH Programme Manager

South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 per annum

The REACH Programme is a nine year (2015 – 2024), £22m programme funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). This project, led by the University of Oxford, involves a research consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to increase water security for 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2022 and is one of UK DFID’s largest investments in water security research. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to improve water security for at least five million poor people. We are seeking a Programme Manager to manage the delivery of the project, report regularly on progress against milestones and budget through the production of status reports to the Programme Directors and FCDO. The post-holder will demonstrate the motivation and enthusiasm required to help deliver this complex international programme. Key to this position is developing and maintaining a constructive relationship with FCDO and the consortium partners to ensure that all requirements are delivered on time and with value for money.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, be a strategic thinker and should have an extensive and proven management leadership including planning, managing and delivering international programmes. You must have outstanding financial management skills with experience of managing significant programme budgets to demanding deadlines and to deliver against log frames. Experience of managing a team is a must.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, black, and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in posts in SoGE. SoGE and SSEE are committed to equality and value diversity.

The post is fixed term until 31 May 2024.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 26 November 2021, and interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday6 December 2021.

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