The European Endowment for Democracy is looking for committed and experienced Programme Manager to support its flexible democracy support work in Middle East and North Africa. Thorough Knowledge of Arabic is required.
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021
The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is an independent, grant-making organisation, established in 2013 by the European Union (EU) and EU member states to foster democracy in the countries of the European Neighbourhood and beyond.
Since its inception, EED has provided over 1300 grants and evolved into a vibrant, innovative and respected member of the democracy support community. EED funds a vast array of pro-democracy actors including human rights and political activists, pro-democratic movements, civil society organisations, independent journalists and media.
This is a great opportunity to join EED in a challenging and varied role. As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring EED’s programmes in designated countries in the Southern Neighbourhood region (see full job description for details). You will assess applications and provide guidance to applicants, monitor the progress of initiatives supported, engage in outreach activities, monitor political developments in the assigned countries, and develop relations with the donor community.
Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of Arabic, and of political issues in the Southern Neighbourhood, as well as at least five years of proven full-time professional experience in democracy-related projects and programmes in government, international organisations or civil society.
Reporting directly to the Director of Programmes, the position consists of:
The Programme Manager reports directly to Director of Programmes and shall be responsible for (in addition to the above-mentioned):
Please make sure you meet all required qualifications and experience before applying. Applicants must upload a cover letter, a CV in the Europass format, and contact information for three (3) references.
Failure to submit these three documents shall result in the exclusion of the applicant concerned from the selection procedure.
Applications should be made online using “apply” panel on this page. After successfully submitting your application you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application. Please no phone calls/emails/letters.
Applications should be submitted no later than 15 March 2021, 12 midnight (Brussels time). Written online tests are planned for April. Only pre-selected candidates will be invited to the online test.
The applications will not be returned to candidates but will be kept on file by the EED. The information provided in the applications is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information.
Applications will be subjected to pre-employment screening & vetting, including criminal records check.
EED is not an international organisation or EU institution and its employment contracts are fully based on Belgian Employment Law.
Indicative GROSS salary may range from approximately €6,630 to €6,936 per month depending on experience, plus competitive personal benefits (please note that this is subject to Belgian tax and social security).
Non-Belgian residents and non-Belgian citizens may be eligible for the expatriate tax status under Belgian legislation.
An initial contract of two years will be offered. This contract will be followed by an indefinite contract, subject to satisfactory performance and available funds.
Expected start day at EED: April-May 2021
Working place: EED Secretariat located in the centre of Brussels, Belgium.