Malala Fund Job Vacancies: National Programmes Officer - United Kingdom, Nigeria & Pakistan

  • Position: National Programmes Officer
  • Location: London, UK | Abuja, Nigeria | Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Status: Full-time; Permanent
  • Reports to: Director, National Programmes
  • Salary range: £49,000 to £52,000 | $70,000 to $74,200 USD
  • Deadline to Apply: 21 June 2022
Position Summary
Reporting to the Director, National Programmes, the Programmes Officer will support Malala Fund’s country programme implementation as a core member of the Programmes team. Working closely with Malala Fund’s Director, National Programmes and in-country colleagues, they will be responsible for supporting the planning, implementation and monitoring of all country programme plans and budgets designed to get all girls learning and in school for 12 years of safe, quality education in the 9 countries where we have programmes. The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter with experience in supporting the implementation of grant-led programmes in the Global South and working with teams in multiple countries.

  • Coordination of Country Programmes
  • Coordinate the development of annual plans and budgets for programme countries and/or programmes in line with the planning cycle and tools.
  • Support in-country representatives to develop high-quality annual plans and budgets in line with planning cycle deadlines.
  • Monitor annual plans and budgets, providing key information and updates to senior managers.
  • Further develop tools and templates to promote efficiency, ease of use and effectiveness of plans, budgets and communications materials.
  • Provide hands-on support to country representatives in integrating workflow planning between country plans and global priorities.
  • Support in-country representatives' operations and financial management.
  • Support in-country representatives/country teams to resolve barriers to effective programme implementation.
  • Represent Malala Fund to external education networks and partnerships.
  • Assumes other programmatic responsibilities as needed.
  • Information Management and Intra-departmental coordination
  • Coordinate the two-way information flow between country teams and Malala Fund offices/staff, ensuring a streamlined approach to communications, reporting and updates.
  • Diagnose barriers to effective operations of country teams; make and pursue improvements to MF operations to better support country work.
  • Coordinate actions in support of inter-departmental tasks and workstreams as relevant to country programmes ensuring accountability and supporting interdependencies to be effective.
  • Ensure all key documents related to country programmes are securely and reliably stored using Malala Fund tools and depository systems.
  • Design and modify system forms, processes, and workflows to support new program initiatives or process changes.
Organisational Culture
  • Upholds the values of the Malala Fund.
  • Actively contributes to making Malala Fund a diverse and equitable workplace through inclusive practice and openness to different perspectives, cultures and ideas.
  • Maintains behaviour and conduct that uphold the highest standards for safeguarding, professionally and personally.
  • Acts as a role model for a ‘learning organisation’ culture by seeking insight and using problems as opportunities to learn.
Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours

  • Considerable relevant programme management experience, including remotely.
  • Experience of providing operational and management support to multi-country programmes and teams.
  • Experience in programme implementation in the Global South.
  • Experience of establishing/expanding new country offices and programmes providing both logistical and operational support and coordination.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written, research and organisational skills.
  • Solid judgement and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Familiarity with the development of budgets and analysis of financial information.
  • Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with issues and trends in international education, women and girls’ empowerment and youth-focused programmes.
  • Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission, purpose and values.
  • Strong commitment to gender equality, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, decolonisation and social justice.
  • Strong commitment to professional development and continued learning.
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues at all levels across departments and external stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of any language(s) relevant to Malala Fund’s work
  • Experience with programme management in international education.
  • Experience in one or more of Malala Fund’s current programme countries.
  • Malala Fund is committed to racial equity and social justice. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities, to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of Malala Fund. We would, particularly welcome applications from candidates who have lived in countries in which Malala Fund is operating.
About Malala Fund
Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn and lead. With more than 130 million girls out of school today, we're breaking down barriers that hold girls back.

Malala Fund advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in local education leaders and front-line organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We give girls the tools they need to advocate for education and equality in their communities and a platform for the world to hear their voices. We believe girls should speak for themselves and tell leaders what they need to learn and achieve their potential.

How to Apply
Please submit your cv/resume and cover letter through the application link by 21 June 2022.