Programme Officer - CBM

Programme Officer - CBM

Salary: £24,197.08

Location: CBMUK office is currently in Oakington, Cambridge, moving to Mercers Row, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, in the first quarter. Alternatively, the post holder can be based in Edinburgh where two further Programme Managers are currently based.

About the Organisation 

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. CBM's work is founded on the core values inherited from their founder, Pastor Ernst Jakob Christoffel. Their core values underpin the way in which we behave and go about our purpose. They are clearly expressed through our thinking, behaviour and decision making - together, they establish our working culture.

  • Christianity - CBM aspire to follow the teachings of Jesus.

  • Internationalism - CBM are an international organisation.
  • Professionalism - CBM aim for quality in what we do.
  • Integrity - CBM are good stewards of our resources.
  • Communication - CBM communicate honestly and respectfully.
  • Inclusion - CBM promote and practise inclusion. The physical environment, legislation, communication facilities and our thinking and attitudes all have the potential to exclude and isolate individuals or groups from mainstream society. CBM will endeavour both within the organisation and externally to identify barriers, and implement solutions which lead to a more inclusive society.

About the Role

 Key responsibilities The Programme Officer will ensure support for management of the design, delivery and funding of quality programmes for CBM UK.

1. Project Management (60%)

a. With support from colleagues, be responsible for managing a small number of non-institutional donor projects in line with CBM’s structures and Standard Operating Procedures.

b. On their assigned portfolio, work with others to support implementing partners to develop and report on monitoring, evaluation and financial frameworks. Ensure high quality and timely narrative and financial reports are submitted to donors and stored correctly on the server.

c. Provide supplementary support to Programme Managers leading on selected large scale or complex grant funded projects, particularly on reporting requirements.

d. Develop and maintain excellent working relations with CBM and implementing partner staff in UK and overseas e. Contribute towards meeting best practice in programme development in CBM UK, integrate organisational learning into future work and participate in the development of CBM UK’s new strategy

f. Carry out country and project planning and monitoring visits when required, usually accompanied by other staff (up to 8 weeks a year).

2. Programme Development and Funding (30%)

a. Provide surge support to develop high quality funding applications to institutional donors.

b. Support the Head of Programme Funding in carrying out donor research and developing an electronic resource library of data, concepts etc for new proposals.

c. Act as focal person for due diligence and contracting processes with institutional funders. Coordinate with the Senior Compliance Officer and Head of Programme Funding regarding completion of institutional donor contracts and agreements and filing of signed contracts. In tandem with this process, coordinate with PMs to draft and finalise standard cross- organisational, CBM Global, Project Agreements / Contracts.

d. Act as the PD Team liaison person with the Major Relationships team to coordinate programme fundraising opportunities for potential Trust, Corporate and major donor funded projects.

Additional tasks (10%)

a. Provide programmatic support for the Head of Programmes and Programme Development team when required e.g. administration, quarterly and Board reporting and reviews.

b. Contribute to arranging CBM UK hosted events such as meetings, training courses and international workshops

c. Carry out other duties as required by the Heads of Programmes and Programme Funding.

How to Apply 

Application forms can be downloaded from: Your completed form and CV should be emailed to Trena Battams Alternatively, you can post your application to: Trena Battams—Office Manager CBM UK Oakington Business Park Dry Drayton Road Oakington Cambridge CB24 3DQ Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your application further please contact:- Trena Battams on 01223 484700 or

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