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  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Band A - Core Competency - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-07

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Field Program Manager (Internationally recruited)

Amman (Jordan)


The Department of Programs is the central management and coordinating function for program delivery and capacity development. It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global program portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.

Under the direct supervision of the Program Lead for MENA, the Field Program Manager engages with internal and external functions in order to manage the IDLO programs including developing the design and management of the complete work and staffing plan, budget. The Field Program Manager may represent IDLO with Partners, IDLO HQ staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, donors and civil society. In particular, the Field Program Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

1.   Manage day to day program implementation and issues, including work planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, and ensure that all phases of the project are consistent with the project design and delivery schedule:

  • Monitor revisions to project design and work plans; make recommendations for timely and optimal course corrections;
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the IDLO HQ Finance Department and HQ program counterpart in order to build accurate financial forecasts, including reviewing financial reports and identifying areas of over- or under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues;
  • Oversee the timely identification and screening of program contractors and employees as well as the processing of contracts;
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of financial and narrative reports; highlighting the value and impact the program/activity brings.

2.   Ensure program compliance with donor contract as well as quality standards:

  • Ensure compliance with program contracts and subcontracts;
  • In consultation with the Office of the General Counsel, review, draft and advise on contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  • Conduct research on legal, political, social, and economic events, trends, and/or developments relating to the program; respond to internal and external requests for such research;
  • Design, research, draft, and edit legal working papers, memos, briefs, and other original materials in the field experience, and utilize these materials for the development of relevant outputs;
  • Ensure program deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal experts.

 3.   Oversee Program Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Collaborate with the Evaluation team and liaise closely with the relevant Program units on the evaluation of programs;
  • Identify and report difficulties or possible change in the program strategy, objectives, results or activities, and make recommendations for timely and optimal course corrections;
  • Identify project and team successes and lead documentation for internal and external information sharing.

 4.   Program Development and Program Representation:

  • Represent IDLO in program events, and under the guidance of the supervisor, build relationships with donors, UN agencies, government institutions; CSO's and other stakeholders in the rule of law field, through meeting and the preparation of reports and briefs;
  • In coordination with the supervisor, generate ideas and identify new program opportunities; provide substantive input in the development of proposals or concept notes aimed at innovatively expanding IDLO’s program portfolio in line with country/regional/organizational strategies;
  • Responsible for design of implementation plans by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, monitoring reports, and others.

 5.   Lead team, ensuring effective, efficient, results-based and timely delivery of activities and results:

  • Effectively lead the team by providing clear direction, addressing development, and performance management through ongoing dialogue, and mentoring; fostering a teamwork approach in meeting objectives and goals; address possible conflicts in a positive and constructive manner; encourage initiative and maintain effective working relationships within a multi-cultural setting.


Education and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in international development, law, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience ideally within an international organization.
  • Professional experience in capacity development, Rule of Law and Human Rights Programming would be an asset.


  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. 

Specific knowledge, skills and competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge/experience managing budgets and project finances.
  • Familiarity with standard program and data management tools, as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT and internet software.
  • Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the region, including to hostile environments.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. 


For this internationally recruited position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an affiliate contract initially for 12 months, with the possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding. The position is based in Amman, Jordan with occasional travel to Yemen. 

IDLO shall offer the suitable candidate an annual salary in the range of USD 65,000.- and an additional benefit package, including medical, mission insurance and provident fund in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules. 

Applications will be screened on a regular basis; qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline.

In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. 


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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