Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Type: Full time
Travel: Yes, 35%
NEF Belgium is seeking an experienced Program Director to be based in Brussels. NEF Belgium was established in 2018 as a part of the NEF Family of Entities composed of Near East Foundation (Syracuse, NY, USA), Near East Foundation UK (London, UK) and NEF Belgium. NEF Family of Entities represents a network of three non-profit international organisations that support livelihoods recovery and community-based economic development in the Middle East, Africa, and Caucasus. Since 1915, NEF’s work draws on local teams, experience, and partnerships in the field to create community-led solutions to improve livelihoods and local governance among conflict and crisis-affected groups, while maintaining neutrality and ensuring inclusiveness in our approach. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently has approximately 250 staff members and active programs in nine countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Mali, Morocco, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria. NEF’s programs are organised around three pillars: Inclusive Economic Development, Climate-resilient Development, and Stabilisation and Peacebuilding.
Working within NEF’s family of entities and under the leadership of NEF Vice President of Programs, the Program Director is responsible for the management of NEF Belgium’s portfolio, with a focus on program oversight, proposal development, partnership management and accountability for program performance. The Program Director has a strong background on inclusive finance, inclusive economic systems, and microfinance in fragile and/or conflict affected contexts. The Program Director has an existing working relationship with European and UN Donors and is familiar with the management of EU and UN funding. The Program Director will work in coordination with NEF’s global team to maintain and further program quality, contribute to program priorities, cultivate funding opportunities and support the diversification of NEF’s funding portfolio.
The Program Director will maintain effective working relationships with European and multilateral donors as well as philanthropic foundations and other partner institutions.
NEF Belgium Program Director has overall responsibility for NEF Belgium efforts to support, sustain and expand NEF programs. They will work closely with the program and business development teams to maintain effective implementation, donor reporting and a robust funding pipeline. They will contribute to business development and proposal writing for programme growth and project expansion, transition and sustainability.
NEF will accept a rolling application until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. A review of applications will begin on August 8, 2022.
Please apply by submitting the following documents to the Near East Foundation careers page at https://neareast.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=225&source=aWQ9MzU%3D:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at www.neareast.org.
NEF Belgium promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and NEF employees.
Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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