Programme Manager – CBM Ireland – Dublin

CBM Ireland is a charitable organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. We are seeking an experienced Programme Manager to join our team. The person will be based in Dublin with a requirement for overseas travel. Reporting to the CEO, the successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s programme work and will support the CEO in the organisation’s advocacy efforts. CBM is an equal opportunities employer. The future job holder adheres to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Protection Policy.

Overall Objectives

To undertake all necessary tasks relating to the development, management and monitoring of CBM Ireland’s overseas programme portfolio.
To support the CEO in the advocacy work of CBM Ireland, promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Irish overseas development and humanitarian action.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement CBM Ireland’s Overseas Programme Strategy
To monitor and evaluate overseas programmes supported by CBM Ireland and its partners, through information gathering, field visits and reporting
Develop high quality and successful funding applications to statutory and institutional donors in line with CBM regional and country strategies
Work closely with CBM regional teams, leading the development, implementation and reporting of CBM Ireland’s programme activities in line with CBM structures and ways of working
Develop and manage CBM Ireland’s programme budget
Ensure CBM Ireland meets all contractual requirements of institutional donors
Contribute towards meeting best practice in programme development in CBM Ireland and CBM International in line with CBM policies and sector wide approaches
Build and maintain excellent working relationships with CBM staff, partners and institutional donors
Support the CEO in the development of CBM Ireland’s advocacy strategy and its implementation where appropriate
Represent CBM at all fora where important stakeholders in disability/ development policy are present or relevant issues are being discussed
Work closely with the Fundraising & Communications Manager to produce high quality stories of change and case studies to feed into programme and fundraising work
Keep CBM Ireland informed of new research developments in disability and development and undertake research on thematic issues as needed to support CBMs programme and advocacy efforts

Skills & Experience Requirements (not an exhaustive list)

A post graduate level qualification or equivalent in International Development Studies or a relevant discipline
Minimum five years’ experience working with an INGO preferably with multi-country and disability programming experience
Deep understanding of project cycle management, development theory and practice
Proven experience in design, planning and implementation of international development programmes
Proven programme technical capacity and experience in results based management
Financial management skills including programme budgeting and financial reporting
Demonstrable experience of securing and managing statutory and institutional funding
Experience in strategic planning
Strong communications, proposal and report writing skills
Fluency in English essential with French advantageous
Willingness to travel to programme countries and international offices
Experience working in multicultural environment and proven comprehensive inter-cultural understanding
Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills in particular with programme partners and institutional donors
A high degree of self-sufficiency and initiative, and the ability to innovate in complex situations and work well as part of a team

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae with covering letter by post or email before close of business on Friday 4th December 2015 for the attention of the HR Manager, CBM Ireland, M:Tek Building, Knockaconny, Monaghan. Email:

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