Programme Coordinator

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 March 2020

Job Description

Salary: £800 gross monthly

Contract length: until March 2021

Contract type: Full-time Fixed Term Contract for Service

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) established in 1992, has supported transitions to democracy in central and Eastern Europe, strengthened multi-party democracies in Africa, and extended its work to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia over the past decade.

WFD is looking to recruit an experience and flexible Programme Coordinator to support the administration of our programmes in Sierra Leone.

Programme Coordinators help in planning and organising programmes and activities as well as carrying out important operational duties. They provide administrative and logistical support, prepare and disseminate project documentation, assist in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports, collect monitor and evaluate data and communicates project successes and achievements.

Programme Coordinators provide assistance to the Country Representative ensuring programme activities are in line with donor requirements, with WFD’s operational procedures and work closely with head office teams in London.

To join our team of experienced programme managers you will need to have exceptional programme coordination experience and skills. The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • Experience working in a similar position and an understanding of; programme administration, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and bookkeeping.
  • Competent reviewing data and producing reports.
  • Exceptional planning and organisation skills and experience working to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multitask and effectively plan and organise own workloads
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 suite of Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Dynamics)
  • Educated to degree level or qualification OR significant experience.

To apply for this position by the 29th March 2020 please visit our website: www.wfd.org/careers/.

Sierra Leone Programmes

WFD’s engagement in Sierra Leone aims to support the development of an inclusive political culture that is accountable, transparent and responsive to the needs of the citizens. WFD programmes in Sierra Leone are presently being supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID).

The two core programmes in Sierra Leone are:

Inclusive and Accountable Politics Programme (IAP): This programme focusses primarily on promoting transparent and inclusive politics in Sierra Leone through supporting the operationalisation of the Government’s international commitments regarding openness and transparency. The Open Government Partnership (a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance), is employed as a tool to aid the Sierra Leone Parliament to carry out its legislative, oversight and representative roles to ensure better service delivery and enhanced representation, accountability and transparency.

Beyond Elections: Advancing Disability in Parliament and Local Councils: The programme is focused on promoting disability inclusion in Parliament and Local Councils in Sierra Leone. The programme is supporting initiatives around policy development, capacity building, stakeholder awareness raising and disability coordination essentially within the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Freetown City Council and the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI).

About the Organization

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development. It does this by supporting the development of parliaments, political party structures and civil society organisations.

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