Programme Manager Egypt

We are looking for a dynamic and committed programme manager in our Egypt office who will work towards leading the Egypt team and deliver on strategy.

The chosen professional will lead and supervise the project teams and guide the strategic approach to bring the Egyptian office to the next level. The programme manager for Egypt combines content and programmatic leadership skills. The Programme Manager will report to Egypt’s Country Director.  

If you have the experience, competencies, and motivation to contribute to Solidaridad’s mission and growth in Egypt, we invite you to send your CV and motivation letter indicating why you are suitable for this job to by Sunday, April 28th, 2024 .


  • Provide strategic leadership to the Egypt office, seeing the big and small picture simultaneously, adapting to marketplace changes and taking advantage of new opportunities
  • Balancing an analytical perspective with the human dimension of strategy building, and advocating for and engaging with employees.
  • Lead the strategic development and implementation of Solidaridad’s work in Egypt, aiming to achieve planned objectives.
  • Ensure the programmes and projects under their supervision have the necessary resources to execute the country’s plans.


  • Reports directly to the Country Director in Egypt.
  • Works closely with project leads and staff in Egypt and coordinates with project and programme staff in the Solidaridad Network regarding regional and global programmes. 
  • Coordinates and works with other colleagues of the Solidaridad network in international assignments. 


Strategic leadership and policy influencing 

  • Sets national strategic objectives in programmes and themes that have direct relevance and contribution to the multi-annual strategic plan.  
  • Leads the communications and influencing strategy at the country level. 
  • Contributes to the institutional development of Solidaridad in the country. 

Project cycle supervision 

  • Supervises the planning and execution of projects, ensuring that results are met in the manner and deadlines foreseen and to the highest standards. 
  • Ensures permanent good relations with project beneficiaries, partners, donors, and relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keeps abreast of new knowledge related to sustainability.

Financing and Accounting 

  • Responsible for ensuring that the country office has adequate resources to implement a portfolio of projects, permanently seeking to identify new financing opportunities. Responsible for project fundraising and the financial sustainability of long-term strategies.  
  • Supervise proper financial management of budgets administered in Egypt. 

Human resources management and development

  • Responsible for managing human resources of the projects under their supervision. 
  • Ensures the professional development of the project’s staff.
  • Supports staff in day-to-day operations and the execution of tasks.

Quality Control and Knowledge Management

  • Ensures that country projects are designed and implemented in accordance with the organisation’s standards and systems, liaising, when appropriate, with Solidaridad network personnel.
  • Supports and contributes to the multi-annual Theory of Change and learning. 

Representation and networking 

  • Develops and maintains a network of professional contacts linked to Solidaridad’s work areas, inside and outside the organisation, strengthening Solidaridad’s relevance in sustainability and influencing sustainability policies.  
  • Represent Solidaridad in all areas relevant to the operation and development of the projects under their supervision. 


  • At least eight years of experience in sustainable development and supply chains.
  • At least five to six years of programme manager experience.
  • Applied knowledge of sustainability and green growth. 
  • Master’s degree in social, environmental, economic, or relevant sciences.  
  • Extensive experience in programme management and development (proven practice in project designing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting)
  • Proven understanding of and ability to operate within the Egyptian regulatory environment.
  • Proven capacity in fundraising.  
  • Proven experience managing people. 
  • Extensive experience in leading strategic processes at the organisational level.


Key traits of an effective strategic leader include loyalty to the organization’s vision, judicious use of power, transparency, effective communication, problem-solving, readiness to delegate, passion for their job, compassion, empathy for others and self-awareness. The programme manager will have:

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English and Arabic.
  • Comfortable with working at strategic and operational levels.
  • A natural leader.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a country team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An enterprising, creative, goal-orientated and can-do-attitude
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally.
  • Be a national citizen in the region of work.


Solidaridad is a global flexible organisation that allows staff to grow. You will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in the Egyptian team and interact, learn, and work with our network of staff around the world working towards making sustainability the norm in value chains.