Programme Manager – Jordan

August 9, 2021
Preferred Start Date:
Jordan / Remote
Contract Type:
1 Year Consultancy

ISD is seeking a Programme Manager to lead the delivery of an ambitious new project focused on stimulating youth civic action across Jordan and the MENA region, aiming to counter polarisation, hate, and extremism.

The Programme Manager will be a key person in leading the planning and delivery of project activities on the ground, working with a wide range of people from local youth to regional governments and local prevention networks (LPN’s). They will work closely with regional programme managers as well as ISD’s Strong Cities Network team, and supervise a project coordinator

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead day-to-day project management of the Youth Civic Action project, ensuring the deliverables are meeting agreed timelines, are meeting budgets, and overseeing all donor reporting
  • Lead development of training materials and coordinating ISD’s technical experts and consultants in drafting and delivering capacity building activities for youth and LPN’s
  • Coordinating research to inform these training materials
  • Represent ISD at National and international forums to showcase work and advocate for the inclusion of youth and local actors in national policy

Candidates must proven knowledge of peace and security programming in Jordan and the Middle East, along with demonstrable experience in programme management and working with on-the-ground community-based projects. Candidates must be fluent in Arabic.

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Application process

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter addressing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV (no more than 2 pages) to [email protected].

The deadline for applications is the Monday 9th August 2021

Shortlisted Candidates
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without a covering letter or CV will not be considered. ISD reserves the right to reject any proposals submitted that do not meet this criteria, and to request additional information as necessary in order to evaluate applications. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and ISD reserves the right to appoint before the end of the advertisement.

Work with us

ISD is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to safeguarding human rights and reversing the rising tide of polarisation, extremism and disinformation worldwide.
Benefits at ISD
ISD offers competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits including a 5% employer pension contribution, 20+ days holiday, flexible working, employee support & assistance programmes, and an annual individual training budget.
Speculative Applications 
ISD welcomes speculative applications from talented and dedicated individuals at all levels who would like to join our global team. If you are committed to challenging extremism, hate and disinformation in all its forms, please send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your experience, ambitions and suitability to [email protected].
Consultant Roster Application
ISD often works with consultants to deliver on a range of projects. We invite talented researchers and consultants to join our roster in order to be considered for engagement on a range of assignments. To express an interest in working with ISD, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV, details of two employment/assignment references and a link to your LinkedIn profile or personal website (if available) to [email protected].
ISD Guiding principles
Our four Guiding Principles run through every part of ISD, reflect our culture, and define who we are as an organisation. They are:
We’re passionate about doing the right thing and holding ourselves to high standards
Together we create more than the sum of our parts
We’re dynamic, fast, responsive and proactive in our work
We take considered risks in order to drive change
Equal Opportunities
ISD is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds. ISD is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.

We operate fair recruitment and selection procedures based on the principle of selecting the best person for the job. We make a concerted effort to ensure our workplace, employment policies and organisational culture creates an inclusive, positive and progressive environment in which all members of our team are treated with dignity and respect. For any further information about this policy or our recruitment practices, please email [email protected].