£38,300 - £43,835 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Our work helps strengthen democracy in over 30 countries and the impact of what we do is far reaching. If you want to make a positive difference, and work with people who care about this mission, then we would like to hear from you.


WFD's programme teams has a vacancy for two Senior Programme Managers (SPMs). The exact portfolio of will be developed to ensure well-balanced role, and aim to reflect personal interests too.

​Location: Good work life balance. UK-based with the option for remote working.

Benefits: Civil Service pension- defined benefit: Generous employer contribution up to 27.9%. 

25 days paid annual leave and 8 public holidays.

Friendly, supportive, and engaging environment (working with people who are passionate about positive change and strengthening democracy around the world).


  • SPM - Sub- Saharan Africa -  Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia and Uganda
  • SPM - Asia and Americas - Bangsamoro, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Venezuela

Based in the UK, your role will be to support current and new potential programmes within the regions. These are mostly national programmes but we hope to add some regional programming too. 

You will oversee programme implementation, provide guidance to our programme teams in terms of delivery, manage programme quality, impact and budgets, broaden and deepen relationships with partners and donors, and respond to business development opportunities. You will be a senior member of the regional team and will support the Regional Director in providing HQ leadership across the portfolio. 

​We are looking for a programme manager with experience of leading significant and impactful international development programmes. A background in politics is not a key requirement; however it is essential that you have high level programme management (minimum 4 years’ ) experience.

​Occasional overseas travel to support activity implementation and oversee activities as directed maybe required with this position, pending COVID-19 restrictions.​

This is a UK based role; therefore, applicants should only apply if they are eligible to work in the UK. 


To Apply by 29th June 2022, visit our website.


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Refreshed on: 22 June 2022
Closed date: 29 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management