View Vacancy - Project Manager (Programme Team)

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The British Embassy in Rabat invites applications for the position of Project Manager, Programme Team, Grade B3 (L) to start as soon as possible.  

Main purpose of the job:

This is an exciting opportunity to take up a key position in our growing Programme Team. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter who works well on their own as well as in a team. The main responsibilities of the role is as the team lead on education, conflict sensitivity, technical assistance and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) lead. The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the Deputy Head and Head of Programmes, other Project Managers and Implementing Partners. 

The role includes project management of our education project(s) supporting the Maghreb Education Adviser as we develop our Morocco Strategy on this theme. The role also involves overseeing the Technical Assistance Fund for Morocco, ensuring we are using the fund effectively under the programme and the programme objectives, as well as leading on conflict sensitivity, ensuring our projects and overall programme adhere to conflict sensitivity requirements. The jobholder will also be responsible for developing and implementing appropriate MEL systems, processes and tools and for building capacity within the Programme Team and among implementing partners to use these systems effectively to understand, describe and explain our impact

Main duties and responsibilities:

Education Project Manager (30%):

  • Design, approval, contract management, and monitoring and evaluation of your projects
  • Developing and managing constructive relationships with partners.
  • Drafting programme related briefings and speeches for senior colleagues including the Ambassador.

Technical Assistance Fund- Project Officer (30%)

  • Seeking out new potential Technical Assistance (TA) projects that support the programme and wider embassy objectives.
  • Project recommendation, engagement and overseeing the delivery of projects.
  • Developing and maintaing relationships built through the TA,  with the Moroccan government and government institutions.

Conflict Sensitivity Lead (10%)

  • Leading on conflict sensitivity within the team.
  • Ensuring all projects adhere to confict sensitivity requirments, supporting implementers to ensure that they have considered and reflected this in their reporting documents and when assessing risk management.

Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (30%): 

  • Drafting, reviewing and updating key programme-level MEL documents, in particular the Results Framework, MEL Plan and Risk Register, with support of NAMEL team and NAJU MEL Adviser 
  • Reviewing and providing technical assistance to implementing partners to ensure their key MEL documents are of a satisfactory standard (e.g. project bids, Results Frameworks, Risk Registers)
  • On behalf of the Programme Team, leading on delivery of a regular schedule of MEL activities (including monthly MEL meetings, quarterly learning meetings, quarterly project monitoring visits) 
  • Supporting Deputy Head of Programmes, Project Managers and implementing partners to produce high quality reports and case studies highlighting the changes the programme/project(s) has achieved
  • Reviewing Value for Money of existing and new projects and drafting annual list of examples which highlight VFM across the programme
  • Leading on programme- and project- level reviews, evaluations and research studies (including drafting Terms of Reference, contracting of consultants/suppliers, guiding review processes, reviewing and providing feedback on draft reports, producing management responses) 
  • Leading on integrating learning across the Programme to inform our Theory of Change and development of new projects
  • Sharing learning with the wider Embassy, colleagues in London and across the region
  • Supporting the Annual Review process and leading on action delivery plan for implementing recommendations

Key Competences:

  • Delivering Value for Money: Involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.  It means seeking out and implementing solutions which achieve the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay.
  • 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.
  • Delivering at Pace: Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. It’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way. 
  • Managing a Quality Service: Effectiveness in this area is about being organised to deliver service objectives and striving to improve the quality of service, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements.
  • High standard of spoken and written English, French and Arabic/Darija
  • Degree in relevant field
  • Experience of working with civil society and international donors/ institutions
  • Experience of MEL at a coordinator/manager level in a similar context (e.g. international development/civil society)
  • Ability to design and implement MEL tools and processes to promote accountability and learning (including Results Frameworks)
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods
  • Experience providing training/capacity building to partners (ideally related to MEL)
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work well with a variety of stakeholders including CSOs and consultants
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent attention to detail and experience in report writing
  • Good use of Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of other Microsoft applications
  • Experience of international development aid project administration
  • Experience of international development aid financial administration
  • Experience of UK aid financial management systems and processes
Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
19 May 2019
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
24 months
Middle East & North Africa
British Embassy
1 June 2019

Working Hours and Remuneration:

The Embassy aims to offer an attractive working environment and remuneration package for this role, including a gross salary of MAD 22,230 per month, inclusive of all allowances. The contract will be a Full Time, Fixed Term for two years with possibility of extension.

Conditioned working hours for the position are 38 hours per week Monday to Friday.


Must have right to work and live in Morocco.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must attach the following documents in English 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).

All applications must be received before 23:55 (Local Time) on 19 May 2019.

Applications received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Due to the large amount of applications we receive only those shortlisted for assessment/interview will be contacted.


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