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Change Delivery Programme Manager- 12-15 month FTC - London
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
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To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to, stating the job title in the subject of your email. Applications received after the closing date may not be reviewed. If a high volume of applications are received, the vacancy may be closed early. About CIFF The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi, and New Delhi. CIFF works with a wide range of partners seeking to transform and empower the lives of poor and vulnerable children and adolescents in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingly intractable challenges to ensure all children and adolescents have the chance to survive and thrive. CIFF aims to play a catalytic role as a funder and influencer to deliver urgent and systemic change at scale. Areas of work include empowering girls and boys to control their sexual and reproductive health to avoid unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion and HIV/AIDS; improving children and mothers’ health and nutrition; preventing low birthweight babies; eliminating deaths from severe acute malnutrition, nested within a more integrated approach to childhood development; and deworming efforts to break transmission for good. CIFF’s child protection work focuses on ending child labour and sexual exploitation by enabling an environment that reduces vulnerability of communities and increases protection of children. The organisation’s climate portfolio is driven by a vision of a climate-safe future for today’s children and future generations that also bear the benefits of cleaner air, energy security and sustainable jobs. CIFF places significant emphasis on quality data and evidence. For most of its grants, CIFF works with partners to measure and evaluate progress to achieve large scale and sustainable impact. The organisation is committed to sharing as much information as possible about what they and their partners are learning. Founded in 2002, CIFF employs approximately 160 professionals in England, Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and China. CIFF strives to couple business acumen and principles with development experience and best practices to transform the landscape for children. It seeks to be the gold standard in grant making and foundation operations. Main purpose of the role: The role’s primary responsibility is to manage the Change Delivery Team (part of IT team), responsible for delivery of process and technology specific project/change initiatives and solutions to develop and adapt CIFF’s IT systems and business processes to be more efficient, effective and streamlined. The role will involve working directly with the IT Director and a wide range of stakeholders across the full organisation, including CIFFs Executive Leadership Team, the Programme Management Group (a group of business representatives) and Product Owners to deliver change. The role requires effective coordination of the Change portfolio, direct management of various programmes/projects and management of their inter-dependencies, including oversight of any risks and issues arising. It also includes the management for new capability for the business to enable effective transformation and realisation of projected benefits. The role is crucial for creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum through effective leadership for change delivery team and best practice project and change management for various projects. The Exciting Opportunity: Key Responsibilities To develop and agree (with the Director of IT) objectives for the Change Delivery team. To be accountable for delivery against the agreed team objectives and for the effectiveness and efficiency of Change Delivery at CIFF. To lead and deliver the overall Change Delivery portfolio; overall management for resourcing, budget control, communication and implementation. Direct programme or project management on change initiatives, as required, managing the full project lifecycle, maintaining transparent stakeholder communication throughout. Develop and maintain processes, tools and templates within the Change Delivery Framework, covering all aspects of how the team operates and how projects are planned, executed and implemented to the organisation. Direct line management for Change Delivery team members including two Project Leads and three Business Analysts. Third party supplier management for the change delivery portfolio. Change Delivery Team financial budget planning and tracking. Participate in agile development processes, such as roadmap planning, backlog grooming, sprint planning and sprint retrospectives. CIFF 3.0 Programme Management The CIFF 3.0 Programme looks to simplify and improve CIFF’s core grant-making process, by reviewing, streamlining and enhancing all the under-pinning processes and supporting systems. Responsibilities: Plan and design the programme, proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action. Define and maintain the programme's governance framework (remaining fit for purpose). Facilitate the appointment of resources to workstream teams, from both the business teams and the Change Delivery team, ensuring there is adequate allocation of resources and skills within the programme's individual projects to deliver. Ensure the delivery of changes from projects to business as usual is to the appropriate level of quality, and in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance. Manage communications with all stakeholders and report the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Executive Steering Committee, or CIFF 3.0 programme sponsor. Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects. Proactively manage risks to the programme's successful outcome. Work with the business change manager (PMG Lead) on the transition of the changes to the business, utilising effective change management and ensuring complete business readiness. The Talented Individual: Qualifications & Experience University degree, or equivalent Experience delivering a range of IT enabled business change project and programmes Experience of Project Delivery within both Waterfall and Agile environments. Experience of driving process improvements Experience of line managing people Achieves outstanding results through commitment, planning, agility and judgement Builds valuable partnerships/relationships based on shared goals, transparency and mutual respect Constantly seeks opportunities to improve and innovate, driving towards ever greater effectiveness and impact Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, written, verbal & exceptional active listening skills Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences using multi-channels Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle Able to effectively & collaboratively at all levels in an organisation influence others and move toward a common vision or goal Forward-looking with a holistic approach and strong business acumen with an understanding of organisational issues and challenges Good organisational skills with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics, problem-solving and root causes identification skills Strong ability to prioritise, multitask and work independently, whilst maintaining the quality of work expected and meeting multiple deadlines as required. Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations, resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere Is passionate about CIFF’s mission, maintaining perspective on how daily actions contribute to improving the lives of children

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