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Programme Delivery Lead, WISH Policy & SystemsOptions Consultancy Services

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job description - Programme Delivery Lead, WISH Policy & Systems

  • The Programme Delivery Lead will be accountable for the effective, timely and quality management and delivery of the large, complex, multi-partner technical assistance (anticipating contract award) programme.
  • The Programme Delivery Lead will be responsible for supporting and quality assuring the programme from a programme management and performance perspective. The roles main areas of responsibility include:
  • Custodian of Options’ project cycle management approach applied to the programme, driving continuous quality improvement of the programme delivery.
  • Support high quality delivery and facilitate performance improvement from a programme management perspective, providing quality assurance and guidance, problem-solving support to the Team Leader and other members of the programme core team.
  • Oversight of operational delivery across the programme countries, identifying risk to delivery and proactively leading in the mitigation of these risks to ensure continued effective and efficient programme delivery.
  • Ensure smooth and timely programme delivery so as to meet the donors key performance indicators in relation to the quality and timeliness of the programme delivery.


  • Proven track record of multi-country programme delivery.
  • Relevant experience of working in a project and programme environment.
  • Experience in managing sub-partners from a contract, finance and operational perspective.
  • Extensive experience of the development and implementation of programmes within the health sector.
  • Proven experience in planning, budgeting and programme control, risk management and change management.
  • Experience in managing short term Technical Assistance (TA).
  • Experience of delivering at pace and maintain effective performance in difficult, time-limited and challenging circumstances, encouraging others to do the same.
  • Experience of actively building and maintaining a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on objectives and shared interests.
  • Experience of networking to build successful relationships with potential clients, collaborators and consultants.
  • Proven ability to represent organisations and programmes at the highest levels internationally, regionally and nationally.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence and inspire others, resilience and the ability to help others to deliver a challenging and complex agenda.
  • Ability to rapidly to build a deep understanding of a programme and capable of providing high quality analysis, advice, and recommendations for improvement on the programme.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and people management skills, ability to inspire high levels of performance, provide supportive supervision, set targets and review performance.
  • Strong diplomacy skills and awareness of cultural differences.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with strong ability to influence and negotiate, and build consensus.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter; excellent organisation, coordination and planning skills.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Advanced ability in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.
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