View Vacancy - Programme Manager

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

The jobholder will deliver a portfolio of Gulf Strategy projects in Oman. The individual will manage the administration of a number of projects, including monitoring and evaluation, project finances and liaising with international partners and local stakeholders.

The jobholder will maintain a network of project contacts with international and local stakeholder as well as organise and manage inward visits related to the projects. The position takes place in a friendly team within a dynamic and growing portfolio of projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative and Project Management tasks

  • To deliverer a portfolio of IAF projects.
  • Communicate with local stakeholders and ministries to monitor and evaluate current projects and report on possible future projects.
  • Liaise with implementing partners for effective systems for project monitoring and evaluation, coordinating with them to ensure timely data collection and project evaluation against agreed indicators
  • Conduct quality assurance on project documents including budgets before submission to IAF Board
  • Coordinate and conduct project evaluations if required
  • Maintain project files in hard and soft copies
  • Prepare quarterly narrative and financial reports for their submission to London

Financial management of IAF Gulf Strategy Projects

  • Evaluating invoices and financial reports from implementers
  • Manage project spending and ensure sound financial management of all projects.
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for Submission to London.
  • Ensure value for money on all projects 


The candidate will need to demonstrate the following competencies during the interview:

  • Seeing the Big Picture - This is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs.
  • Engaging Internationally - Effectiveness in this area is about leading internationally, engaging our staff, contacts and international partners to help deliver UK Government objectives. Understanding UK Government aims in the wider UK and international context and developing productive relationships with those external contacts and partners to help deliver UK objectives.
  • Delivering at Pace: Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. For all staff, it’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.
  • Collaborating and Partnering - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service to help get business done. It requires working effectively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Candidates should be highly organised, be a team player and should be able to work in a diverse, high-performing environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build productive working relations with a variety of the Embassy’s stakeholders including government officials.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Sound understanding of local sensitivities
  • Experience working with Ministries
  • Regional knowledge
  • Experience with IT systems
Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
14 January 2019
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
6 months
Middle East & North Africa
British Embassy
15 February 2018

The Embassy offers an attractive working environment and remuneration package for the role, including: salary of 1151 Omani Riyals per month inclusive of all allowances; and use of on-site recreational facilities (including a swimming pool and social club).

Normal working hours are 07:30 – 14:30, Sunday to Thursday.  You will occasionally be required to attend evening functions (for which Time Off in Lieu is applicable).

There is a holiday entitlement of 30 days per year (pro rated) following successful completion of a 3-month probation period. Holidays that have already been booked will be honoured. There are also national holidays determined annually by the Embassy, which usually total 14 days per year. Training will be provided as necessary.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents when applying online.

1.     A covering letter.

2.     An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV).

** (Your application must include examples of when you have demonstrated the competencies outlined above in the cover letter or motivation section in the application form. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected).

The closing date for applications is 14 January 2019.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone applications and enquiries will not be accepted.

The successful applicant's employment will only be confirmed after the completion of any security clearance/checks. The checks can take several weeks to complete and the applicant will only be employed if the UK security clearance is granted.


The British Embassy Muscat is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.  Staffs recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of service according to local Muscat Employment Law.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.