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Job Title Programmes Officer
Hours Part-Time 25 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm (may be flexible)
Remuneration £19,500 with further £2,250 realistic OTE annual bonus
Contract Permanent
Location HQ in Eastleigh, Hampshire Monday-Wednesday in office, option to work from home on Thursdays and Fridays
Reporting To Fundraising Manager
Start Date September 2024

We are looking for a Programmes Officer to oversee the planning, delivery and reporting of our programmes across Africa.

About Us

African Adventures organises life-changing trips for school, college, business and charity groups to volunteer at the 29 schools we work with in developing areas of Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.

We’re a unique organisation that’s both tour operator and development agency. We provide a full travel service to our volunteer groups, organising everything from flights and accommodation to their pre-departure support and fundraising ideas, whilst working closely with our partner schools in Africa to organise meaningful volunteer work that ensures we improve school facilities and educational opportunities for their students.

We’re a fast-growing organisation that is looking for an ambitious Programmes Officer to help join the team, as we scale up to achieve our mission of changing lives through volunteering in Africa.

About The Role

This is an exciting time to join African Adventures. With significant growth plans over the next few years, the Programmes Officer will oversee the planning, development and delivery of our core charitable programmes. They will work closely with our in-country teams to ensure we are directing funding to the right places in the communities we work with, and provide vital reporting information to help facilitate this. They will be the key link between the UK, Kenya, Ghana and Zanzibar, and provide regular updates on key focuses and project progress to ensure cohesion, and shared goals, across the teams.

About You

Demonstrating a passion for international development, you will have had experience working within a charity and a similar role previously. You will demonstrate a deep understanding of the logistics in planning and developing charitable programmes and have excellent communication skills. You will look forward and bring new ideas on how to further help the local communities we work in and be a champion for the African Adventures Foundation.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Working closely with our in-country teams, manage the delivery of our current programmes such as ‘Food Security’ and the ‘Good Period programme’.
    • Gather data and provide regular accurate reporting and updates to the Fundraising Manager.
    • Liaise with our in-country teams to determine work required in our partner schools and gather quotations for this work.
    • Ensure all volunteer work is appropriate for the nature of the group and costed accordingly.
    • Be responsible for keeping the partner schools area of internal systems up to date (i.e. school information, planned work etc.)
    • Provide ongoing support and bring new ideas for the expansion of our programmes.
    • Manage the planning and execution of larger one-off projects, such as WASH.
    • Be the link between our in-country teams and our UK teams to ensure cohesion and programme goal alignment.
    • Keep all African Adventures staff up to date with progress at our partner schools via email/internal newsletters, weekly team meetings, and occasional team training sessions.
    • Occasional support to Fundraising Manager in other ad hoc tasks, such as grant writing and communicating with beneficiaries.

What We’re Looking For

Skill/experience Essential/desirable
Previous experience of working for a charity in a similar or transferable position. Essential
Currently working in, or previously held, a role with responsibility for the delivery and management of charitable programmes. Essential
Strong commitment to international development Essential
Excellent organisational skills. Essential
Strong communicator and team player with ability to engage effectively with diverse groups of people. Essential
Excellent attention to detail. Essential
Positive, proactive attitude to problem solving. Essential
Strong IT skills, particularly 365 and CRM/booking systems. Essential
Excellent cross-culture communication skills. Essential
Passionate about international development, volunteering, travel and education. Highly desirable
Experience of working with international teams with the ability to navigate diverse cultures and ways of working Desirable

Additional benefits

  • 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing to 30 days after five years’ service
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Enrolment onto annual company bonus scheme
  • Benenden cash plan
  • Benenden private healthcare

Think You’ll Be a Good Fit?

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you are suitable for the role and would like to be interviewed for the position, to Kate Clark, Operations Manager (recruitment@africanadventures.co.uk) by 31st July 2024.

Please note that if the number of applications for the position is high, then we may decide to close the position early, so please apply as soon as possible.

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Job Title Programmes Officer
Hours Part-Time 25 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm (may be flexible)
Remuneration £19,500 with further £2,250 realistic OTE annual bonus
Contract Permanent
Location HQ in Eastleigh, Hampshire Monday-Wednesday in office, option to work from home on Thursdays and Fridays
Reporting To Fundraising Manager
Start Date September 2024