We’re hiring! Apply to join us as Programme Manager

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Application deadline: 9am, 14th May.

Choose Love seeks a Programmes Manager to support the organisation’s programmatic efforts, including grants management and donor reporting. 


About Choose Love

Our Vision: a world that chooses love and justice every day for everyone.

Our Mission: we do whatever it takes to identify, close and prevent gaps in services and protections for refugees and displaced people globally.


  • Do work that inspires. Every day at Choose Love is an opportunity to make a real, tangible difference to the lives of refugees and displaced people.
  • Collaborate with creative, exciting people that really care. Work with friendly, smart, dedicated people for whom this is more than a job – it’s a passion.
  • Be part of a brave, innovative start-up spirit. We’re a young organisation with big ambition. We’re nimble, always learning and not afraid to take risks.


About the role

This is a brand new role, created to work closely with the Head of Programmes. The Programmes Manager will be highly flexible and adaptive, able to jump in and out of projects as needed, with strong project management and highly effective administration skills. The Programmes Manager will report to the Head of Programmes.


Grant Administration (Grantees and Donors)

  • Work closely with partners and our compliance team to track documentation needed for granting to partner organisations.
  • Support development and maintain grants tracker tool to track grant start and end dates, reporting deadlines, etc.
  • Draft Memorandum of Understandings between Choose Love and partner organisations.
  • Gather paperwork from Choose Love Partners for due diligence and compliance.
  • Draft and edit grant documents from partners.
  • Maintaining the schedule for reporting to donors.
  • Narrative reporting to donors – capturing the work of our implementing partners.
  • Support with developing proposals for donors to Choose Love.


Relationship Management 

  • Support the Deputy CEO and Head of Programmes in ongoing relationship management of new and existing partners.
  • Participate in partner calls and track key takeaways and action items to share internally.
  • Lead on check-ins with existing, long-term partners.
  • Respond to ad hoc needs arising from partners – including clarification/support on application process and support with reporting.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of the needs of partners.


Internal Communications 

  • Contribute to the flow about partner activities / asks to the rest of the team, including presentations on team calls and email updates to the team.
  • Support the ELT with information to feed back to the board about Programmes work.
  • Capture information on specific contexts and summarise quickly and efficiently to the Communications team, as well as for external stakeholders / funders.


Line Management

  • Line managing Programmes Assistant


About you

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience (e.g. programme manager, grant manager, etc.); previous experience working with nonprofits strongly preferred.
  • Interested and engaged in the issues of forced migration and humanitarian response  strongly preferred.
  • Self-started with proven ability to take direction and work independently, using initiative.
  • Excellent writing, editing, grammatical, and analytical skills.
  • Strong drive and adaptability to work effectively across a broad range of cultural/geographic areas.
  • Capable and willing to be flexible and move from one project to another as need dictates, with a focus on reactive or short term work.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks while ensuring quality output.
  • Acute attention to detail and able to juggle multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to oversee a wide portfolio of projects and to manage multiple competing deadlines.
  • Ability and strong desire to work collaboratively.


Equal opportunities

We work in a spirit of solidarity with our partners, communities, and beneficiaries without compromising the need for safety and protection. We seek to protect the rights and uphold the dignity and humanity of all those whom we reach. We recognise and respect individuals’ capacity: we see them as actors in their own development, and we encourage their engaged participation in our work.


Choose Love is an equal opportunity and merit employer, offering employment to suitable individuals who exhibit and are willing to ascribe to our mission and values. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. 


Salary: £35,000 – £45,000

Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you would like to be considered for this role to jobs@choose.love.