Programme Manager Middle East

Posted 7 months ago by Spark
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Programme Manager will be assigned to work on implementation of new programme that supports entrepreneurs in starting up a company and support existing entrepreneurs in scale their existing business. In close coordination with Jordan office, the Programme Manager will report to Regional Entrepreneurship Programme Manager.
The Programme Manager can be based in SPARK’s Iraq (Mosul) office; frequent travel in Iraq is required. This vacancy is subject to approval of a new programme in 2019. 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the overall management, reporting and implementation of the programme in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts, external experts and advisors;
  • Responsible for logistics, financial and administrative management of the programme implemented by SPARK and its local partners;
  • Supervise financial and administrative management of the programme, among timely submission of reports to institutional donors according their and SPARKs requirements;
  • Providing technical advice and support to staff and partner organisations;
  • Represent SPARK in lobbying, advocacy activities on entrepreneurship for youth;
  • Networking with relevant donors, government institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with and manage the partner organisations on the start-up of the programme and implementation of the activities 
  • Other tasks as required
Requirements and Skills
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in the non-profit sector,  dealing with private sector development programming, managing large, multiyear complex projects with budgets exceeding 5 million EUR
  • Large network in the private sector in the Middle East
  • Thorough knowledge of the political and economic situation in the Middle East
  • Proven organisational and programme implementation skills and the ability to work independently
  • Accurate, structured and precise
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to adjust flexibly to rapidly changing situations
  • Fluent in English, strong writing and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is mandatory 
  • Ability to travel
  • Good communication and social skills, flexibility and the ability to work in a multicultural setting
SPARK Offers
  • Full-time contract for 12 months (2 months’ probation period), with the possibility for extension;
  • A challenging and exciting position in an international environment;
  • Training opportunities;
  • A gross monthly salary based on professional experience and based on a fulltime appointment of 40 hours.
How to apply? 
If you are interested, please apply with a motivation letter and CV (both in English) on until 30th July 2019 with reference: Programme Manager Middle East – Mosul Iraq.

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