Programme Manager, Morocco
Based in Rabat, Morocco
Full Time Fixed Term Contract of Services, Until March 2017
Salary : competitive local salary
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK’s leading democracy-strengthening organisation. We bring together parliamentary and political party expertise to help developing countries and countries transitioning to democracy.
WFD is an independent foundation sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) specialising in parliamentary strengthening and political party development.
Established in 1992, WFD has supported transitions to democracy in central and Eastern Europe, strengthened multi-party democracies in Africa, and extended its work to Asia and Middle East and North Africa in recent years.
WFD is now active in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, please visit
The Programmes :
Based in Rabat since 2011, WFD currently operates three programmes in Morocco, supporting both Houses of the Moroccan Parliament on a range of themes.
WFD’s programmes all combine work with parliaments, the institutions that support parliaments and civil society organisations that interact with parliaments.
The programmes generally aim to enhance and strengthen the oversight and legislative roles of parliament.
Main Purpose of the Role :
This new role works closely with the Country Representative to ensure the delivery of WFD’s planned objectives in Morocco.
Specifically, the PM will take responsibility for the day to day running of a project or major project components within WFD’s portfolio of work in Morocco.
Key aspects of this role will be overseeing the planning and implementation of activities, monitoring and evaluation (tracking indicators and documenting progress towards results, reporting (internal and external) and gathering case studies), financial management and planning, and stakeholder management (including senior political figures).
The role will suit an ambitious and experienced project manager who is ready to work in a busy and high-paced environment.
It provides excellent opportunities for the right candidate to gain extensive experience delivering and managing demanding programmes.
Initially, the successful applicant should expect a period of learning and familiarisation with stakeholders and WFD working practices under close supervision.
The level of responsibility will then be increased with proven performance and capability.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience :
HOW TO APPLY :
For full details of the role criteria and instructions for how to apply for this position, please visit WFD website at :
The deadline for receiving applications is 23 : 59 (GMT) 27th September 2016.
This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.
Note : Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competi