Christian Aid Vacancy: Programme Director - BRACED, Burkina Faso

Programme Director, BRACED, Burkina Faso

Fixed term contract for three years

Salary: £47,137 – £55,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus expatriate benefits, if relevant

Based: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Closing date: 9am, Monday 16 June 2014
Adaption to climate change and coping with flood and droughts are daily challenges for people in Burkina Faso. We have an exciting opportunity to help us and our partners deliver a high profile programme that will create deep and lasting change in Burkina Faso and in the Sahel.

About the roleYou will lead and manage the BRACED Burkina Faso programme, a three year, DFID funded, resilience and climate adaptation programme involving a consortium of three international NGOs (Christian Aid, Intermon Oxfam and Action Contre la Faim), 3 UK institutions (Kings College London, UK Met Office and Internews) and 4 local and technical partners (Météo Burkina, RTB, ATAD and ODE).

The BRACED programme supports the Burkina Meteorological Services and local media (radio) to co-produce reliable, regular and user-friendly climate forecasting and programming tailored for at-risk communities, particularly women and girls, establish participatory listening groups and work with them to develop practical solutions for transformational change to climate variability and disasters. The role will include managing a team with some technical input, ensuring effective liaison with the donors, leading the development and management of systems across the partnership necessary for the long term management of the programme, developing work-plans, networking, supporting the development and implementation of consortium management structures and representing the programme externally.

About you

It is essential that you have substantial experience of managing multi-partner development programmes and an excellent understanding of the formal and professional requirements of institutional donor agencies, preferably DFID.

Your background will have given you a real understanding of development issues and you’ll also have a relevant degree and some field experience in complex contexts, preferably in climate change adaptation and resilience.

We’ll expect you to demonstrate a proven management and leadership experience (excellent supervision, interpersonal and team-building skills). On top of your excellent communication and networking skills, you will have the ability to establish programme and financials systems necessary for complex projects.

It is essential that you are fully fluent in written and spoken French and English.

About Christian Aid

More than half the world population lives in poverty. We aim to put an end to that. So we campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor in poverty and we work with local organisations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this post, please access the full job advert and download an application pack from and email your completed international application form to: (quoting the reference number below).

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Please also note: Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project.

Job reference: PD/SA/05

Closing date: 9am, Monday 16 June 2014

Interview date: Week commencing 23 June 2014

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.