Ended Programme Manager

The Job

Muslim Hands is an international relief and development non-government organization established in 1993. The organization is currently working in 52 countries. Muslim Hands works both directly and with partners to carry out short- and long-term projects in education, health livelihoods, WASH and emergency relief.

This an exciting time to join an international NGO with over 26 years’ experience across 52 countries. Muslim Hands Yemen is undergoing new and positive changes. We are building on the capacity of the office, looking to implement new and innovative projects alongside opening new fundraising channels. This role is seen as pivotal to the long-term vision for Muslim Hands Yemen.

Job Description — Programme Manager

Job Title : Programme Manager

Reports to : Head Of Mission (HoM)

Location : Aden – Yemen

Contract Type : FT

Job Purpose

The candidate for this position will be responsible to lead and guide in the assessment,

initiation, administration, supervision and evaluation of MH Yemen Humanitarian projects.


  • Program Management
  • Responsible for the delivery of our Yemen programmes, ensuring programme effectiveness through Head office, Sub-offices and partner teams.
  • Lead the implementation of the International programmes strategy in line with MuslimHand's  vision, mission and core values.
  • Delivery of the programmes operational plan and ensuring alignment with MuslimHand's  strategic plan.
  • Support program staff to generate high quality donor reports and ensure their submission in a timely manner.
  • Provide cohesive humanitarian planning for the MH Yemen office, ensuring that priorities and opportunities identified are in line with MH's strategic plan and goals.
  • Engage with UN, NGOs, CBOs and government line ministries on developing and ensuring adherence to minimum humanitarian standards in the implementation of projects
  • Day-to-day and on the ground management of the emergency project teams based in Aden.
  • Development and execution of Core Competencies (Food Security & Livelihoods, Health, (WASH) strategies.
  • Ensure effective management of agency and donor property and compliance of donor financial regulations, as per established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor compliance with donor regulations and QS policies, in the course of project implementation, and build capacity of staff and partners in this area.
  • Assess team members capacities, provide support using training, mentoring and coaching techniques and raising general capacity gaps and issues with HR and management.

Resource mobilization & Grant management

  • Identify funding opportunities and develop competitive, responsive proposals that meet internal standards, and are donor compliant.
  • Establish connections with donors to explore current and potential funding opportunities.
  • The Programmes Manager builds, monitors and manages the quality of the open contracting grant portfolio.
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in adherence MuslimHand's Project Cycle Management (PCM) framework

Financial management

  • Financial oversight of the projects under his/her supervision. Responsible for ensuring financial management controls are effectively practiced through all programme levels.
  • Monitor budgeted vs actual expenditure (BvA) as provided by Finance whilst mitigating any budget variances
  • Closely monitor project implementation and budget utilization and ensure that program and spending targets are met.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure robust monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) processes and framework are in place.
  • In cooperation with programmes staff, oversee the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan for all the projects, in line with the donor guidelines. This system should ensure that activity, impact and output data is captured in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality and impact levels.
  • Ensure full accountability to both donors and beneficiaries and be responsible for continuously improving transparency and value for money and programmatic impact.
  • Mitigate and reduce financial risks to the operational delivery of MH Yemen Office’s objectives.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in development, economics, business administration or related field with 5-4 years’ experience required or Master’s degree in same fields with 4-5 years’ experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in programme management.
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in emergency, post-conflict, or post-disaster settings on humanitarian programming.
  • Experience working with local national staff and building local capacity.
  • Experience working with sub-grantees and/or local partner organizations.
  • Prior experience in remote management strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in the Southern Governorates preferred.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Fluent in written and verbal English and Arabic is required. Must be able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook) and typing.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Sense of neutrality and ability to work across Yemen, in cooperation with all parties to the conflict.
  • Proven success in working with complex teams in difficult environments
How to Apply

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send their CV to the email below putting the job title as the email subject to be considered :


The closing date for applications is  19 February  2020.

  • Employer: Muslim Hands
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • Deadline: 19 February 2020