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Programme Manager, Morocco (Local Position)

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Location: Morocco
Last Date: December 2, 2010

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Programme Manager, Morocco (Local Position)

Initial 6 month fixed term contract (approx. December 2010 to June 2011) and renewable based on performance and development of the programme

WFD is an independent political foundation sponsored by the UKs Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development.
On behalf of a consortium, the Foundation has been awarded a four year DFID funded parliamentary strengthening programme in Mozambique, Lebanon, Georgia, Uganda, Ukraine and Morocco. The Foundation is now looking for an experienced Programme Manager to be based in Rabat, 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 Moroccan Parliament and political system
knowledge of the broader issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa
minimum one years experience in a similar role, including financial management of cash flows, procurement, reconciling, monitoring and reporting on programme expenditure and its budget
fluency in English, Arabic and French
experience in using Excel, Word, Outlook, databases
excellent organisational and communication skills

The Programme Manager will be responsible for starting-up and managing WFDs parliamentary strengthening programme in Morocco and take the lead on policy advice relating to Morocco. 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 2nd December 2010. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications must include a completed application form and a covering letter in English describing how your experience would contribute to this position. CVs 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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