Programme Officer – Asia Programmes

Job Title: Programme Officer – Asia Programmes

Responsible to: Head of Programmes, Asia

Location: Home-based, either in UK or in Asia, frequent international travel required

Job purpose:  Grant management and country support for HPA work in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Salary: £29,000 – £36,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full-Time

Closing date: Friday 12th November 2021, 11.59 pm

Interview dates: To be confirmed


About the Role

This position will sit within the Asia Programmes Team. Our programmes are managed by Country Directors overseen by two Heads of Programmes (one responsible for Asia and one responsible for Africa). The Programme Team in London provides support services to the development, implementation, and administration of Health Poverty Action’s programmes. Health Poverty Action’s programme work in Asia takes place through country offices in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar,  and Vietnam. We also have a small project through Find Your Feet (HPA’s link organisation) in India. The Programmes Department liaises with the Policy & Campaigns Department to ensure strong integration between our programmes and advocacy work; the Fundraising Department to develop proposals and reports for trusts and foundations; and the Finance Department on programme finances.

This position will operate as the direct contact point for the country offices in Asia and act as donor contact point for HPA’s grants in Asia countries.


About Us

Health Poverty Action acts in solidarity with health workers, activists and communities worldwide to improve health and challenge the causes of poverty. When we stand together, we are all powerful. We do this in three distinct ways:

  • We approach health as an issue of social justice
  • We prioritise those missed out by others
  • We address the full range of factors which impact on health


Health Poverty Action is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

At Health Poverty Action, we value diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We strongly encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to Apply

Only applications that use the application form will be considered. Please send your application form by 11:59 pm on Friday, 12th November 2021 to personnel@healthpovertyaction.org.

Please note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please find the Job description / person specification and application form in the link below.

Important Documents

Job Description

Application Form