Programme and Financial Management Manager

To support the project and financial management of our growing portfolio of international development programmes.

Corporate Business Services
Full-time, Employed
Dependent on location and grade / mid-career position
London, Addis Ababa, or Nairobi
Reports to:
Principal Consultant
Start date:
October, 2024

About the job

We are seeking an experienced Project and Financial Manager to support the administration and financial management of a portfolio of large, often multi-year international development programmes. This is a new role that responds to the needs of our growing portfolio of large programmes that require dedicated support in coordinating diverse teams across countries, managing evolving deliverables and client requirements, and overseeing project finances and resourcing.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with international donors and managing complex projects. You will need to be highly adaptable, able to multitask, and proficient in both strategic planning and hands-on implementation. In addition, you will be expected to develop an understanding of some of the fundamental technical content of programmes in order to effectively collaborate with the Team Leads and project teams.

Roles and responsibilities and the specific tasks you will undertake:

Project Management (50%)    

  • Collaborate closely with the Team Leader(s) to develop detailed project plans that ensure effective delivery of project outcomes, including clear goals, deliverables, timelines, and resource allocation. 
  • Develop, oversee, and adapt work plans and resource allocations to meet project milestones and prompt project team actions in good time.  
  • Work with the team leader to manage and coordinate the project team, including staff, subcontractors, and local partners, ensuring clear roles, responsibilities, and effective collaboration. 
  • Manage project resources against the programme budget and scope of work, including human, financial, and material resources, to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, and to flag any emerging issues.  
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including standard operating procedures (SoPs), update internal project management information, and manage internal file management systems.  
  • Identify potential project risks, develop mitigation strategies, and respond to emerging challenges proactively. 

Financial management and oversight (30%)  

  • Ensure strong financial management of the team’s programme portfolio by setting up and implementing systems and processes that ensure full compliance with donor requirements and standards. 
  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets, and coordinate the compiling of periodic financial reports and statements accounting for all expenditure for submission to donors in line with their required standards. 
  • Be an interlocuter between technical delivery teams and corporate finance teams to align project financial management with company practices, and to facilitate the raising of invoices, inter-company work orders, revenue projections etc.  

Knowledge management and Business Development (20%)  

  • Provide capacity building and training to staff and partners on project and financial management best practices. 
  • Contribute to the development of proposals through supporting the preparation of programme workplans and budgets.  

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about international development and wants to work in the sector through effective delivery of essential business support and management functions. You are proactive, excel at problem solving and have the confidence to contribute new ideas and challenge those around you, while remaining a committed team player.  You are structured and well organised in your work and co-ordinating that of others. You will already have some relevant experience in a similar role working on international donors funded programmes.  

About us

For over 20 years, Triple Line has worked with governments, financial institutions, the private sector, foundations and civil society to deliver an expanding portfolio of development assistance in countries across Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, growing povert, entranched inequality, unemployment, access to decent work and shifting demographics – these are just some of the complex problems standing in the way of the global sustainable development goals. We are helping to address many of them at both a policy level and on the ground. By combining innovative thinking with practical solutions, we aim to help meet today's challenges and prepare for tomorrow's opportunities.

Our ultimate goal is to create opportunities for people, protect the environment and generate prosperity in responsible ways that create lasting value, unleash innovation and build inclusion and equity.

We work across two teams (Inclusive Growth and Resilience and Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning) to deliver 7 services to our clients:

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Recruitment process

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date CV of no more than 2 pages and a tailored cover letter to, referencing the title of the position in the subject line. The cover letter (max 2 pages) should include an explanation of how your experience and qualifications meet the criteria for this position and provide information about availability, salary expectations, and any additional points related to your application that you would like us to consider. Applications that do not follow these instructions may not be considered.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The recruitment process will include two rounds of interviews, a practical written assessment or case study, and two reference checks.    

Please include any information you would like to share with Triple Line about additional support you may need during the interview and recruitment process.  

Triple Line is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination within our recruitment process and actively encourage applications from a range of backgrounds.