Senior Programme Manager- Community Lead Innovation Partnership (CLIP)


Do you have extensive experience of programme management in a humanitarian or international development context? Have you worked on issues relating to localisation, locally-led development or participatory programming? Do you have practical experience of innovation management?

Elrha is looking for a talented Senior Programme Manager to join our Humanitarian Innovation Fund team to manage our Community Lead Innovation Partnership (CLIP). The CLIP supports national organisations, who are well-established leaders in the field of disaster preparedness and emergency response, to carry out community-led innovation programs – providing financial and non-financial support for innovations that are contextually appropriate and locally-owned.

The role involves managing a multi-country partnership with a high degree of joint decision-making, managing the CLIP’s budgets, risks, MEAL, donor compliance and reporting, and external representation of the programme alongside our partners. You would also be working on fundraising and donor management to ensure sustained and effective funding for the programme.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a good mix of skills and experience in programme management and innovation management. Your application should also demonstrate:

  • Experience of managing and stewarding complex partnerships
  • Experience of all aspects of programme management, including budgeting, governance, compliance and risk.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Alignment with our commitment to locally led programming
  • Proven ability to work inclusively across a range of different working relationships
  • Experience within a humanitarian or international development context

If want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.

Please ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you. Please note that we will assess your communication skills on the quality of your personal statement and CV as well as any presented achievements.

Please review the full job description for further details. When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children recruitment system.

About Elrha

Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQ+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Flexible Working

Elrha aims to promote flexible working practices. Other than the expectation to attend occasional team meetings in person at our office locations in Cardiff and London, employees can choose to work either in their designated office base or at their home within the UK. We are happy to discuss flexible working options and patterns at interview.

Salaries and benefits

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure based on evaluation. New employees will usually be appointed at the bottom of the advertised range. However, relevant desired experience a candidate brings to a role may also be taken into account when determining the appointed salary. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, minimum 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution), staff discount scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and life cover.

Pre-employment Checks

  • Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the UK

Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.

How to apply

You can apply for this opportunity here

Deadline: 19 Mar 2023