IDLO Field Program Manager Jobs

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity.

We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.

Duties and Responsibilities

IDLO seeks a Field Program Manager who will manage the IDLO’s Somalia’s Alternative Justice
Program and will be responsible for the following key functions:

Manage day to day program implementation, 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 daily program implementation issues, including 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 in advance 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; ensuring these are able to highlight the value and impact the

    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
  • 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;

    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 on timely manner any difficulty 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.

    Program Development and Program Representation.

  • Represent IDLO in program events, build relationships with donors, UN agencies,
    government institutions; CSO's and other stakeholders in the rule of law field;
  • 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
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, build relationships and liaise with donors,
    beneficiaries, and other external stakeholders, including through face-to-face meetings and
    the preparation of reports and briefs.

    Ensure effective, efficient, results-based and timely delivery of activities and

  • Provide 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 with our local partners

    Ideal Candidate Profile

    Education and experience

  • Advanced university degree in, law, public administration, business administration, public
    policy or other relevant social sciences.
  • Minimum 5-6 years of demonstrated professional experience providing program management in the field of Rule of Law and Governance in the context of development and implementation of projects including in (post) conflict situations, with responsibility to implement substantive projects, budgets and human resources.
  • Professional experience in capacity development and Governance Programming in Somalia would be an asset;


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.

    Technical competencies

  • Familiarity with standard program and data management tools, as well as results based
    management and monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software.
  • Ability to encourages and motivate others to become involved in team activities.
  • Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others.
  • Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation. Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Acts as a role model and offers guidance to colleagues. Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences and information with others. Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down and across) to develop and motivate others.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives;

    Terms and Conditions

    The Field Program Manager will initially be based in Nairobi (with frequent travels to Somalia) and eventually the position to be relocated to Mogadishu, Somalia.

    The duration of the assignment is through December 2019, with possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    For this internationally-recruited position, IDLO shall offer monthly basic salary in the range of USD 6,000 and additional benefit package including medical and accident insurance, a comprehensive leave package as well as provident fund.

    How to Apply

    All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter.

    IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.

    For more information and job application details, see; IDLO Field Program Manager Jobs

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