Job vacancy

Performance & Risk Manager, UK Aid Match

Bath or London (hybrid working)
Job type
Fixed Term Contract to Feb 2024
Salary band
£27,000 - £33,500 depending on experience
Applications close

Performance and Risk Manager, UK Aid Match 


Company overview

Our mission is to work for an equitable, inclusive and sustainable world. We serve this mission through the provision of international consultancy in health, social justice and social development, focusing on fragile and conflict-affected states, to ensure that our work reaches the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We aim to practice business as a force for social and environmental good and expect all our employees, partners and suppliers to abide by our Code of Business Ethics.

With companies in the UK, Cyprus, Kenya and Nigeria, we have a portfolio of international development programmes as well as fund management responsibilities. We are the Fund Manager for UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match – The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) central funding mechanisms for awarding grants to small and medium sized UK and international civil society organisations, working to reduce poverty overseas and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


About the role

UK Aid Match is FCDO’s key funding mechanism for civil society and is a diverse and exciting fund to be involved in. Working with organisations across different sectors, themes and sizes, the UK Aid Match supports organisations to reduce poverty and deliver meaningful change to those who are most at need and to increase the engagement of the UK public in international development.

Our Performance and Risk Managers have a portfolio of different sized grants, across different types of organisations, working across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Their responsibility is to support these organisations in managing the grants and helping them to deliver real impact on the ground.

As well as being experienced in project management, job holders should have an area of specialism as this position is the key focal point for the coordination of the technical, financial and operational performance of each grant holder.

You will need to have:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in International Development and/or International Relations.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within an international development, international aid, public health, human rights or social policy with responsibility for managing projects, contracts or grants, including performance management, resource allocation, evaluation and learning.
  • Demonstrable passion for working with civil society or in international development.
  • Excellent client and relationship management experience with the ability to interact with grant holders, in English, constructively and effectively.
  • Good financial literacy, commercial acumen and attention to detail.


Reporting and Organisation

This is a UK based position reporting to the Senior Performance and Risk Manager, UK Aid Match and is based in either the Bath or London office (currently hybrid working model in place). Occasional international and national travel may be required.  This is a full time position and requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered.


How to apply:

If you are looking for your next career move and want to work for a company that really makes a difference, please view the full job description. 

To apply for this role please send your up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role by noon on Wednesday, 6 July 2022.


All applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity, right to work documentation and professional references as part of the recruitment process.

MannionDaniels is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults. All our employees are expected to share this commitment and abide by our Business Code of Ethics at all times.