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Counter Terrorism Programme Manager at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

Main Purpose of Job
The successful candidate will work within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Counter Terrorism and Extremism Network (CTEN). S/he will be responsible for day-to-day administrative management of the FCO’s counter terrorism programmes in Kenya, with potential line management responsibility for one support officer. This role provides an opportunity to support a high profile foreign policy priority by helping tackle terrorism in line with international human rights standards.
The successful candidate will be able to use their programme management skills to deliver in a fast paced environment, responding flexibly to programme demands.  He/she will provide day-to-day administrative management of a number of counter-terrorism programmes, liaising with a wide range of colleagues across the security and justice sector within the British High Commission in Nairobi, UK Government Departments and the Kenyan security and justice sector.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design new project proposals and evolve existing projects in close consultation with the Subject Matter Experts, and ensure that the correct project documentation is in place including risk management (through the Overseas Security and Justice Assessment), stakeholder maps, programme plans, impact reporting and monitoring and evaluation strategies.
  • Monitor overall programme finances including: accurate budgeting and forecasting, ensuring value for money, processing and receipting invoices.
  • Manage commercial procurement processes, in line with FCO guidance, and provide day-to-day management of commercial contractors.
  • Provide regular progress and expenditure reports to the Programme Team in London.
  • Oversee implementation of projects; monitoring through regular stakeholder engagement and intervening as necessary to ensure the projects deliver the expected results.
  • Potential line management of 1x A2 CT Programme Support Officer.
  • Provide policy support to the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Network as and when required.

 Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure)

The job holder will be responsible for the effective financial administration of CT programmes worth c. £500K.

  • Ability to plan ahead and prioritise effectively

·       Excellent IT skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams

  • Experience of budget management including monitoring spend and processing invoices
  • Ability to produce clear and accurate work with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative to solve problems
  • A flexible and proactive approach
  • Supervisory experience

·       Previous experience in project management

·       Previous experience working in the security/justice sector

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
3 July 2020

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