Senior Programme Manager, Global Health

London, London, United Kingdom
Part Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Job Title:          Senior Programme Manager, Global Health Policy Programme                                                                   Part Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed Term (ending December 2024)
  • Location:         London, UK
  • Salary range:  starting £56,175 per annum, pro-rata


  • First date of posting:       9th November 2023
  • Closing date:                      8th December 2023 at 10:00 AM (with interviews on a rolling basis)

The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC and London that focuses on the issues and institutions that are critical to inclusive development. CGD Europe is seeking a part-time Senior Programme Manager to support the strategic direction and lead the operational function of its Global Health Policy programme.

The Senior Programme Manager will lead the operational function within the Global Health Policy programme in the UK with a strong focus on budget management and forecasting, FTE planning and financial reporting. The postholder will take a leading role in developing and aligning operational processes across the Global Health Policy Programme’s two sites (in DC and London) and will work closely with the CGD Finance and Operations teams, Institutional Advancement teams and Senior CGD leadership to effectively plan and mobilize additional resources to further the objectives of its work. The candidate will also have specific responsibility for programme management of the Global Health Policy Programme’s $2.2m USD India grant.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing large and complex programmes and strong experience of grant management, excellent organisational and communication skills as well as experience of managing relationships with stakeholders in a global environment.


Responsibilities include:   

  • Leading all aspects of programme management and day-to-day execution of the BMGF ICO India grant, overseeing the design and management of associated budgets and contracts, monitoring the performance of partners and leading on contractual negotiations, as required 
  • Leading on the development, implementation and alignment of grant management processes within the CGD Global Health Policy Programme, including FTE planning, expenditure tracking, forecasting, and internal coordination across sites
  • Leading on and overseeing financial reporting processes for all UK-based grants and the design of budgets for new funding proposals, working closely with the central Finance and Operations teams
  • Mobilizing financial resources and support for the programme and its staff to successfully deliver upon grant workplans, in close coordination with CGD leadership and Institutional Advancement teams
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse range of parties involved in projects, including CGD staff, national and international consultants and academics, clients and research partners, key donors and grant partners
  • Line management of the Programme Coordinator in London
  • Supporting the logistics and coordination of UK and international events, as required
  • Collaborating with the CGD Communications team to develop relevant materials to promote Global Health Policy grant outcomes 
  • Ensuring that programme materials and plans are updated regularly in Salesforce
  • Performing other duties within the range of skills and abilities of the post holder, as required in support of senior staff


  • Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in a related field  
  • Demonstrable experience in managing large, complex programmes, ideally in an international development setting, with proven ability to manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners
  • Strong experience of budget and grant management, including preparing financial reports to grant funders
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Salesforce and Intacct, and good knowledge of project management tools and techniques
  • Experience of line managing staff is desirable
  • Understanding of issues relating to global health, heath economics and evidence informed decision making for health in an LMIC context is desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, act with a high degree of autonomy and make decisions to deliver projects to a high standard, in budget and to tight deadlines
  • Highly organised with a methodical approach to tasks and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Confidence, flexibility, can-do attitude, and intellectual curiosity in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Must have the right to live and work in the UK


To apply: Applicants should submit a CV and a covering letter, outlining how they meet the requirements of the role.


Staff have returned to the office and it is the expectation that the successful candidate will be within commutable distance to the offices based in SW1. The successful candidate will need to be in the office a minimum of two days a week.

It is a requirement for this role that the successful candidate has, or obtains, the right to live and work in the UK

CGD/E is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All persons will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, parental status, veteran status, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.


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