This is your opportunity as key member of the senior management team to make a difference in enhancing Africa-Europe relations by coordinating key projects and programs successfully.

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Why Apply

This is your opportunity as key member of the senior management team to make a difference in enhancing Africa-Europe relations by coordinating key projects and programs successfully.

Do you have a passion for Africa? Do you have a proven track record in global project and/or programme management? Are you an excellent communicator and people manager that combines leadership and a strategic mind with strong organisational skills, drive for results and a hands-on approach? And last but not least, do you want to work at a successful international and highly regarded foundation with global impact?

Then this role is for you!


About the role

As Senior Manager Programme Performance & Operations you make sure that all programmes are coherent and impactful, and have professional rigour in their planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation. You are responsible for the annual schedule of activities, resource planning, impact assessment, knowledge sharing, high quality technical reports for partners and donors, effective delivery of key operations and supervision of contracts with service providers and experts. You are a key member of the senior management team and will be leading a team of 4-5 project managers.

This is an important role that reflects the strategic ambition and expected growth of the Africa-Europe Foundation.


About the company

The Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) is a consortium entity founded by a leading European think tank, Friends of Europe, and a leading African Foundation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in partnership with the African Climate Foundation and the ONE Campaign, and with a multitude of stakeholders from civil society, business, policymaking and the youth sector across Africa and Europe. This High-Level Group of Personalities  provides political and strategic orientations for the Africa-Europe Foundation.

The purpose of the Africa-Europe Foundation is to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue, catalyse partnerships and unlock new opportunities that can transform Africa-Europe relations into action.

Working at AEF as Programme Performance & Operations means having ownership and being able to determine how to give meaning to your own role. You will be at one of the driver seats in making the Africa-Europe relationship a success, you can make a true difference. You’ll be coordinating projects and programs that reach high level leaders and influencers from the African and European continent, as such you’ll be able to contribute to the improvement of the world. At the same time you’ll be part of a relatively small team with passionate people, an SME with high impact that combines a strategic and long term vision with a no-nonsense and ‘can-do’ mentality.

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You have a proven global project and/or programme management track record. You can lead project teams, draft compelling and impactful reports and you have a basic understanding of finance & administration.

And last but not least, you are a strong communicator and people manager with a pragmatic and hands-on approach. A true project manager with organisational skills and rigour that can lead and coordinate multiple projects, manage different stakeholders, create buy-in and make things happen.



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