Senior Programme Manager- MENA



Salary and Benefits: This role is eligible for the Civil Service pension scheme option with employer contribution up to 27.1%)

Occasional overseas travel to support activity implementation and oversee activities as directed maybe required with this position, pending COVID-19 restrictions. 

Contract: Fixed Term, until March 2022 (possible extension depending on funding)

Hours: Full time 

Start Date: Candidates must be available to start immediately


This vacancy will close on 15th January 2021 


We are seeking a senior programme manager to support activities in our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Senior Programme Manager (SPM) reports to the Regional Director for MENA.


Your role will be to support the continuity of the CSSF programme in Lebanon, our Jordan programme and new potential programmes within the region. Over the next 12 months you will oversee the machinery of programme implementation, provide guidance to our programme teams in terms of delivery, manage programme quality and impact and budgets and repond to business development opportunities.


We are looking for a programme manager with experience of leading significant and impactful international development programmes. A background in politics is not a key requirement; however it is essential that you have high level programme management (minimum 4 years’ experience) and business development skills.

This is a UK based role; therefore, applicants should only apply if they are eligible to work in the UK. 


For more information please download the  JOB DESCRIPTION


WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework

WFD’s competency and skills framework describes the behaviours required for each position. This position provides a support function within the organisation, candidates applying for this position will be assessed at interview against the competencies relevant for a Management Level position. For more information about the WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework please visit


This vacancy will close on 15th January 2021