Westminster Foundation for Democracy Company Profile

Programme Manager

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

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Westminster Foundation for Democracy WFD is looking for an experienced Programme Manager based in Tirana, Albania to support the implementation of  WFD’s Western Balkans Democracy Initiative (WBDI) programme.’ 

Contract length: February 2021 - June 2021 (with the possibility of extension subject to funding)

Contract type: Full-time - Fixed Term Contract for Service

Programme Manager

The Programme Manager based in Tirana, Albania will assist in the implementation of WFD’s Western Balkans Democracy Initiative. This regional CSSF funded programme focuses on three components of work: 

  • Strengthening Political Parties
  • Strengthening Parliamentary Practice
  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Culture

WFD is looking for an exceptional Programme Manager, with the relevant experience and skills, to support the implementation and management (full programme cycle) from inception through to final evaluation of its programmes in Albania. 

Reporting to the Country Representative Albania you will be tasked with; supporting the implementation of grants, contributing to the design of programmes to support WFD’s strategic direction, managing medium term goals, overseeing budgets, programme activities and operating plans and as well as writing business development funding proposals. 

The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • First-hand experience of designing, implementing and managing a portfolio of programmes- minimum 5 years’ experience. 
  • In-depth political professional and sectoral knowledge of the Albania environment. 
  • Exceptional project and programme management skills
  • Proposal development, contracting, procurement, grant management, donor compliance, financial management and control skills
  • Senior stakeholder analysis, development and management skills
  • Experience producing accurate briefing documents and communications.

For more information, please download the JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a locally based field role; applicants must be eligible to work in the relevant location.

The Programme

WFD is implementing a CSSF funded programme that operates in five countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Northern Macedonia and is coordinated through a regional Western Balkans office based in Belgrade. In Albania, WFD works to strengthen democracy by focusing on consolidating the democratization process of political parties, promoting democratic parliamentary practices and strengthening other important actors in the country. WFD encourages and supports peer-to-peer learning between political parties, parliaments, MPs, and parliamentary staff, as well as one-on-one mentoring, meetings, national workshops, regional seminars, and international conferences. 

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 Support Level position. For more information about the WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework please visit www.wfd.org/careers/.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis therefore this position may close before the closing date 2nd February 2021