Senior Programme Manager – Barbados – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager – Barbados

Country: Barbados
Organization: Crown Agents
Closing date: 5 Dec 2021

About the role

Function of Department

Deliver effective and efficient programmes and services to our clients, through Programme Management, Fund Management and Business Improvement. Contribute to Crown Agents’ success by delivering impact, profitable results, managing risk and contributing to growth.

Main job purpose

Contribute to the Procurement team’s reputation in programme excellence as a knowledgeable programme manager and trusted advisors for internal and external clients, namely Barbados Ports Inc, and AIDB-Invest. Manage and support Crown Agents’ programmes in line with corporate procedures and identify opportunities for continuous improvement and growth, this includes on-selling the programme and supporting business winning activities.

Main responsibilities of the job


  • Manage Waste to Energy project and bids within time, scope, and budget to a high quality.
  • Manage team members as appropriate
  • Manage your own time utilisation, ensuring that billable days are allocated to programmes and overhead time is within pre-agreed targets


Directly manage and support programmes to a high standard ensuring:

  • Contracted financial target is met or exceeded.
  • Deliverables are produced on time and to the highest quality. This will include coordinating inputs of the programme team to meet key stakeholder requirements.
  • Ensure internal workplans and agreed action plans are followed by programme teams, including consortium partners when relevant.
  • Ensure corporate compliance requirements are followed on programmes, this will include safeguarding and security.
  • Ensure strong risk management on all programmes, risks are mitigated and escalated as needed.
  • Strong internal and external communication is supported, including regular minute taking where appropriate.
  • The mobilisation of long and short-term programme team members is supported.
  • Excellent relations with stakeholders are maintained and liaise with client, partner and other relevant individuals and organisations as required.
  • Management visits to programme countries are undertaken as and when required.
  • Target for billable days are achieved.
  • Payment for suppliers and contractors are arranged with the programme accountant.
  • The programme accountant is supported to arrange timely invoices, financial reports, forecasts and cashflow projections for internal monitoring purposes and for the client in line with contractual terms.
  • Partner expenditure is monitored against budgets, ensuring invoicing is on time and in line with agreed reporting.
  • Appropriate monitoring and lesson learning mechanisms are put in place
  • Any post-contract issues are resolved as appropriate.


  • Manage and/or support bids as you would a project, ensuring targets are met, finances are managed, deadlines are adhered to and the quality of deliverables remains high.
  • When bid managing, lead the bid process from pre-EOI stage through to commercial negotiations on top priority proposals.
  • When bid managing, ensure the bid team meet deadlines, holding team members at all levels accountable to agreed deliverables.
  • Identify opportunities to ‘build-out’ from live programmes you manage.


  • Share and enable learnings from programmes and bids to be embedded into corporate processes and future delivery and winning opportunities.
  • Share your knowledge of best practice programme delivery with others in the company, providing advice and guidance as needed.

About you


  • Degree level or equivalent working experience.


  • Experience in waste to energy projects
  • Demonstrable experience in working within the Caribbean region
  • Demonstrable experience working in complex and time-pressured contexts
  • Demonstrable experience managing and coordinating complex multi-stakeholder programmes in developing countries
  • Experience using Microsoft applications
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands
  • Experience coordinating input from consortium partners and senior management
  • Experience in managing budgets for effective delivery; closely monitoring cashflow and ensuring strong forecasting and reporting to clients.
  • Experience in communications with clients, consortium partners and other programme stakeholders.

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will promote diversity for all candidates at all times as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

Job Details | Crown Agents