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Programmes & Partnership Manager



Deki is looking for a new member of our small team in Bristol. Our Programmes & Partnership Manager will be responsible for the management of programme operations including risks, budgets, governance, and funding partner relationships. The right candidate will provide oversight of programme delivery, ensuring each work stream is effectively planned, delivered, and evaluated.  

About Deki  

Deki empowers communities in rural Togo, to be resilient to poverty and the effects of climate change. Deki’s mission to empower hard-to-reach communities to be free from extreme poverty is at the heart of everything we do. 

Working closely with our local partner we have developed a holistic approach to community development through five scalable programmes specifically addressing the needs of rural communities, tackling some of the key causes of poverty, and ensuring long-lasting, sustainable change. 


Our projects include:  

  • Supporting rural livelihoods with microfinance and training 

  • Providing rural communities with training in sustainable farming practices 

  • Making affordable healthcare accessible by building community health hubs 

  • Rehabilitating boreholes to bring thousands of people safe water.  

  • Distributing efficient cookstoves, which reduce deforestation and carbon emissions. 


We believe that communities should be at the centre of their own development, and projects should include a strategy for long-term sustainability. All projects are locally led by our sister organisation in Togo.  


This is an exciting time for the organisation, we are looking for someone who is as passionate about the organisation’s potential as we are, and able to take on the day-to-day, as well as be involved in broader strategic discussions. 


About the Role 

As Programmes & Partnership Manager, you will lead the day-to-day operations of Deki’s projects, working closely with the CEO and the team in Togo to ensure projects run effectively and have strong governance and accountability. 



  • Working with the CEO and Country Director to develop a 2-year project strategy.  

  • Preparing annual, quarterly, and monthly plans. 

  • Working with IADES Project Managers to develop and reports on OKRs & KPIs 


Project Finances  

  • Planning, organising, and controlling of financial activities of the project. 

  • Preparing budget v’s actual reports 

  • Preparing long-term financial forecasts  


Project Operations  

  • Working closely with Project Managers in Togo to ensure projects are working towards agreed targets & KPIs and to collaboratively develop solutions to challenges. 

  • Developing and improving systems and processes  

  • Developing and implementing project improvement plans  


Project Governance  

  • Ensuring that projects are well governed. 

  • Ensuring that projects have a high level of transparency and accountability. 

  • Managing risks through quarterly risk registers  

  • Improving and implementing safeguarding policies and processes  


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) 

  • Producing high quality MEL data to be used to create an action plan for improvements. 

  • Implementing MEL improvement action plan  

  • Planning and participating in annual MEL visit to Togo.  

  • Creating content for our annual Impact Report  


Project Funding  

  • Build relationships with new and existing funding partners to report on project progress and further develop income streams. 

  • Working collaboratively with the Business Development team to produce high-quality project funding proposals. 

  • Working with the Business Development team to report on projects to ensure that we provide excellent stewardship to our funders. 


The successful candidate will have:  

  • Conversational French: The ability to discuss workload in French with project managers in Togo 

  • Operational/Project Management: Strong operational or project management experience, preferably within the international development sector, with a proven track record of successfully planning, executing, and overseeing projects or operations. 

  • International Development Experience: Working within non-profit or for-profit sectors  

  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster collaboration and teamwork. 

  • KPI-Driven: A history of working towards Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the capacity to lead and inspire a team to collectively strive for common objectives. 

  • Financial Acumen: Strong financial acumen, including experience in managing complex budgets and resourcing plans, to ensure tasks are completed on schedule and within budget. 

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling effective conveyance of ideas and information within the team and externally. 

  • Innovation and Problem-Solving: Ability to work on your own initiative, to prioritise work effectively and to be a creative problem-solver – you may not have all the answers, but you can put the right people and actions in place to be able to get there. 


Desirable skills:  

  • Safeguarding Experience: Experience in managing and developing safeguarding policies. 

  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning: To be able to work with the team in Togo to monitor and improve on the impact of projects.  

  • Compliance and Regulation: Experience in adherence to relevant regulations, policies, and best practices, particularly within the context of the charity sector. 

  • Workflow Efficiency: Proven track record of improving workflow efficiency by identifying bottlenecks, implementing solutions, and continuously improving processes. 

Applications close on
November 30th, 2023

£40,000 - £42,000 pro rata

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