Programme Associate

Spring Impact

Employment Type Contract We estimate the role will average 2 days per week.
Location Remote · Bulgaria Home based in Bulgaria, with some national travel within the country.
Salary €75 - €95 (EUR) The day rate will be based on candidate skills, experience and knowledge.
Team Programmes
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 9:00am, 2nd Oct 2023 BST

Job Description

Consultancy opportunity for Scale Accelerator: Solid Ground for Children programme

About the associate role: 

Spring Impact has launched a new programme in Bulgaria in partnership with Tanya’s Dream Fund. This programme seeks to provide a solid ground for children in Bulgaria, by doubling the number of families benefiting from interventions that tackle unnecessary family separation. It seeks to identify and scale up solutions that are preventing unnecessary family separation in Bulgaria; innovate new ideas that will prevent family separation in the Roma community; advocate for change nationally towards an environment that supports children to stay with their families where possible; and share learning & ideas throughout the family and child support sector in Bulgaria. 

We are looking for individuals with experience in the Bulgarian civil society sector to take on the role of  Programme associate. The role will support with activities across the programme, including monitoring, convening events, stakeholder management, and programme administration.


The Programme Associate provides a crucial link between Spring Impact’s programmes team in the UK and the Scale Accelerator programme. Alongside participating in the day to day implementation of the programme, the associate will bring important local knowledge and contacts. This role is responsible for administering the programme work locally, supporting influencing work, keeping abreast of developments in the programme and wider context, and taking on discrete projects within the programme. The associate works closely with Spring Impact’s Programme Manager and will undertake regular tasks across the whole Scale Accelerator programme as required. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and support local delivery of the Scale Accelerator programme in coordination with the UK-based Programme Manager, Scaling Facilitators and wider Spring Impact team

  • Locally coordinate the influencing and learning aims of the programme under guidance from the Programme Manager


  • Support local delivery of the Scale Accelerator programme

    • Monitor implementation of the programme activities in liaison with the UK-based Programme Manager

    • Support management of the programme Advisory Board

    • Share concerns, achievements and general updates related to the programme with the UK team, particularly raising any emerging or increasing risks

    • Locally take the lead on collecting and analysing data on programme progress, outputs and impact in coordination with the Programme Manager

    • Support due diligence and local monitoring

  • Support the influencing aims of the programme, promoting attitude shifts related to preventing family separation in Bulgaria:

    • Identify and seize opportunities to engage Government, civil society and other interested stakeholders with the programme aims and successes

    • In liaison with the Spring Impact team conduct influencing and advocacy activities which promote both the programme aims and interest in scaling work amongst local actors. This could include coordinating learning events with stakeholders; preparing blogs and articles for local networks; gathering case studies; and identifying opportunities for partners to learn from each other. 

  • Acting as the programme’s point of contact in Bulgaria:

    • Coordinate local events on behalf of the programme, including visits from the UK team.

    • Share relevant information about the local context, donor landscape or legislative/policy change that is of interest or relevant to Spring Impact or the Scale Accelerator programme.

    • Provide administrative and logistical support to all programme activities as required. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023