Programme Manager Ngo jobs, Lebanon
Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Location: Lebanon

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Programme Manager, Lebanon (Lebanese Nationals Only)
Initial 1 year contract, renewable to 2012 based on performance

WFD is an independent political foundation sponsored by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development.

The Foundation has been awarded a four year DFID funded parliamentary strengthening programme in Georgia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen. The Foundation is looking for an experienced Programme Manager based in MENA office in Beirut, with extensive experience in managing capacity building programmes. This position is to be offered on a contractor basis.

The successful candidate will have:

• a degree in a relevant discipline, such as political sciences, programme management, development studies, law or education
• a sound understanding of the Lebanese Parliament and political system
• knowledge of the broader issues affecting Middle East and North Africa
• minimum one year’s experience of managing a programme and its budget
• fluency in English, and Arabic, fluency in French is desirable.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for managing GTF parliamentary strengthening programme in Lebanon and assist Head of MENA programmes on policy advice relating to Lebanon. Candidates should have excellent written and presentational skills and they will be encouraged to develop and improve programme management techniques and processes in the team.

The successful candidate will be flexible and prepared to contribute to the wider development of WFD. We particularly welcome applications which reflect our commitment to equality of opportunity. The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

It is intended that, as part of the familiarisation with WFD, the successful appointee will spend a week in London at the beginning of the appointment.

Further details and an application form can be obtained on our website,

The deadline for receiving applications is 2 April 2008.

Applications must include a completed application form and a covering letter in English describing how your experience would contribute to this position. CV’s are welcome, but they do not replace the need to fill out the application form. Please send the application form and covering letter to


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