DFID Framework Contract Manager | ActionAid UK

DFID Framework Contract Manager

ActionAid UK is recruiting for a DFID Framework Contract Manager to manage a portfolio of institutional donor frameworks.

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

ActionAid UK is recruiting for a DFID Framework Contract Manager to work with both our humanitarian and business development teams to provide excellent management of a portfolio of institutional donor frameworks, including DFID commercial frameworks.

Our ideal candidate will have proven experience of working with DFID commercial contracts, from the perspective of bidding and/ or implementing contracts with a strong understanding of commercial compliance and contracting. In order to succeed in this role, the post holder is also required to have experience in the negotiation of contract terms with donors and or consortium leads.

Important within this role is the ability of the post holder to source and manage consultants and staff for commercial contracts, along with the skills needed for effective project management. Applicants, therefore, must be able to demonstrate their success in these areas and must also be comfortable with leading and working collaboratively with virtual teams across multiple countries, particularly in high pressure environments.

We are keen to receive applications from those with a strong understanding of the latest thinking in development programming as it pertains to women’s and girls’ rights.

We will also be looking for applicants to demonstrate their experience in coordinating bid teams to deliver bids or to manage contracts.

If you have this skillset along with ability to analyse complex information, including financial information and the confidence to challenge, engage and collaborate with senior stakeholders, this may be the role for you.

Please note that this role is being offered as an 18 month fixed term contract.

ActionAid is passionate about supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.  

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About the job

  • Closing date
    28 August 2019

  • Job location
    Central London

  • Salary
    £40,222 - £41,440 per annum

  • Contract type
    Fixed Term Contract


    • Work-life balance
    • Flexible working, core hours
    • Generous annual leave
    • Extra 5-day annual holiday purchase
    • Pension contributions
    • Employer-paid life assurance
    • Travel
    • Interest-free season ticket loans
    • Tax-free Bike2Work scheme
    • Health
    • Reimbursement for eye tests and glasses
    • Enhanced maternity leave
    • Enhanced paternity leave

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