Director of Performance and Accountability (International)
Location: London (hybrid role working between home and office)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: Circa £80,000 per annum
Could you take the lead role in assuring British Red Cross’ International programmes are designed with quality, ensuring equality, inclusiveness, and safeguarding are at the forefront of our programmes and partnerships?
About this opportunity
As Director of Performance and Accountability (International), you will lead on the processes for planning, strategy development and performance monitoring of British Red Cross international programmes and partnerships, bringing vision and creativity, encouraging new and innovative solutions and providing strong leadership to the British Red Cross international performance p rocesses.
Reporting to the Executive Director of International, you will lead the organisations vision and strategic ambitions for key portfolios within the International Strategy. This includes providing oversight and direction on community engagement and accountability (CEA), safe and inclusive frameworks for international and leading the PSEAH ambitions in our work with our partners ensuring the capacity to deliver in line with our Corporate and International strategy.
This is a unique and diverse role where you will be the international lead liaison with the BRC Professional Services Directorate, owning the portfolio of International’s donor compliance and accountability requirements. You will bring our vision for localisation and national society development to life as you oversee the international risk management framework, risk register and risk mitigation actions, as well as leading on the compliance, due diligence and grant agreement documents for our partnerships with other national societies
Diversity is something we celebrate
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
This role might be for you if…
With considerable experience of working in the humanitarian or international development sector at a strategic level, we are looking for an ambitious candidate who has experience and understanding of field and Head Office processes with extensive experience of programme and people management, including leading dispersed teams.
You have experience of working in a complex global organisation, managing multi-function teams with multiple stakeholders along with considerable knowledge of the donor funding environment and the ability to successfully work in partnership, build operational partnerships and collaborate with a large network.
You have demonstrable experience of leading community engagement and accountability, and linkages to safe and inclusive programming, including excellent knowledge of safeguarding PSEAH processes and standards along with PMEAL tools, frameworks and methodologies.
(Please review the Role Profile / Job Description which contains full candidate pack and team / directorate information for this position.)
Closing date for applications is (23:59), Wednesday the 15th of December 2021 with interviews anticipated to be held week commencing 3rd of January 2022 (via Zoom)
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, includ ing:
36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave Up to 6% contributory pension Flexible working policy Genuine investment in your development A little bit more about us…
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and p erpetrators are dealt with effectively.
British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essentia l requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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