The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer who will work as a part of the Young Lives Team. The Young Lives Programme Officer will play a key role in supporting the programme management of the Young Lives programme, with a specific focus on the current portfolio of Young Lives research grants, as well as supporting on the FCDO funded ‘Young Lives at Work’ project. The post-holder will report to the Young Lives Head of Programmes and Operations and will be expected to work collaboratively across Young Lives both in Oxford and the Young Lives study countries, as well as with ODID Finance Department and University of Oxford’s central services. They must have the ability and enthusiasm to proactively manage and prioritise a varied and busy workload and work to deadlines. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven relevant financial management and administration experience; outstanding organisational skills; experience of working with budgets and financial reporting, including excellent Excel skills; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent. They will have excellent numeracy skills with experience of financial analysis, working with budgets and delivering financial reports. They will also have excellent project management experience, including managing contracts, financial management and project reporting. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to tailor communications to different audiences especially working with partners in developing countries, are essential to this role.
This post is part-time and fixed-term until 31 March 2025 with potential extension if additional funding is secured.
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Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 10 January 2024 can be considered.