Headquarters Programme Manager

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About the role:

The role of Headquarters Programme Managers provides HQ oversight, and strategic coordination of selected country programme(s) or partnerships; ensures development, management, implementation and reporting on specific projects within organisational and donor standards; and supports and contributes to the improvement of thematic areas of work.

Reporting to the Programmes Director, key tasks and responsibilities lie in the following areas:

· Programme and partnership oversight

· Project management, monitoring and reporting

· Partner relations (relevant to programmes and projects)

· Thematic responsibilities

· Cross-cutting areas

A full job description can be accessed here: https://missioneast.org/current-vacancies

Candidate profile:

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of working in the relief and development NGO sector. With a masters level degree in a relevant field, you will also bring demonstrable field experience in development or humanitarian responses. We’re looking for someone with experience in management of development and/or relief programmes and also relevant experience in donor relationship management and reporting. Experience of Mission East geographies would be desirable.

As a person, you’ll be able to thrive on a variety of tasks, flexible and easy-going. With solid project assessment, design and management skills you’ll display strong problem solving abilities, strong logical analysis skills and a constructive attitude. You’ll have strong English communication skills (written and verbal) and additional languages will be considered an asset. Highly organised, proactive and able to work independently, you’ll display an awareness of humanitarian quality standards (Core Humanitarian Standard, SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and others) and will have sympathy with Mission East’s organisational values.


Based in Mission East’s Brussels office (candidates will be required to demonstrate their right to live and work in Belgium), and as a member of a dynamic programmes team, this is a full time role, contracted on a permanent basis. We offer a full salary package (salary, meal vouchers, pension, etc), a flexible working environment and a welcoming team atmosphere.

About Mission East:

Mission East is an international relief and development organisation working in crisis-affected countries in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We deliver emergency relief during disasters as well as long-term development assistance. We are based on Christian values. Mission East works to support vulnerable people and help local communities lift themselves out of poverty and marginalisation. We work directly with our beneficiaries or through local and international partners. We constantly strive to strengthen the relevance, effect and sustainability of our programmes. More information on Mission East can be found at: https://missioneast.org

How to apply

Application procedure:

For application information and to see a full job description and selection criteria please visit https://missioneast.org/current-vacancies. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis therefore candidates are encouraged to apply without delay, however no final selection decision will be taken before 21st February 2022.

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