Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands more than 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


Job description

The Programme Manager is responsible for overall management of SNV’s activities within the project which includes: technical oversight and guidance of project activities at the global level; steering technical assistance and grant provision to SME’s and NGO’s; efficient management of financial resources; review and approval of project budgets and grants and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations, administration, logistics, procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the donor and the lead partner; and  ensuring a smooth cooperation with consortium partners. S/he will ensure full compliance with all donor and other government regulations and procedures. S/he will oversee orientation & performance management of all project staff working exclusively in his/her project.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Project Strategy: provide technical and strategic direction and guidance to the SNV activities of the project at global, regional and national level

  • Human and Financial Resources: efficient management of human and financial resources; ensure effective coordination of project activities with project team, review and approve project and grants budgets and monitor expenditures

  • Grants Management: oversee and support financing mechanisms, including procurement, grants, due diligence and auditing.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables, develop and maintain a baseline and monitoring plan; account and report to SNV and lead partner on project performance

  • Networking and Relation Management: build and maintain relationship with project stakeholders, including consortium partners, ministries, local government authorities, private sector, investors and partners;

  • Operational Support: provide operational guidance and support to project activities, including developing work plans, budgets and competency table within financial responsibilities and mandates;

  • Knowledge development: guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with the donor and country team;


  • Advanced/Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline; finance, international development, management or related field

  • A minimum of 10 years or more in managing large donor or government funded programs

  • Preferably experience in the promotion of climate adaptation and mitigation

  • Track record in managing stringent international donor funded projects

  • Experience implementing interventions with focus on youth and gender equality

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of inclusive business models, business case development, private sector (SME) development

  • Understanding of investment modalities with SME’s (grants, equity, debts, blended finance)

  • Fund management experience, particularly in managing grants provided to the private sector

  • Demonstrated experience in managing funds (grants and incentives), preferably in climate adaptation related projects

  • Demonstrated understanding of success factors of for-profit businesses

  • Experience managing reporting relationships with government stakeholders and large development finance organizations is highly desirable

  • Fluency in English language is required, French is an added value

  • Experience working in developing countries

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative writing and analytical skills

  • Understand key approaches of monitoring & evaluation

  • Proven people and result oriented leader with excellent management skills

  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills

Additional Information:

Contract Duration:                2 years

Expected Start Date:             August, 2019

Duty Station:                         The Hague, Netherlands

How to apply:

Submit your CV that contains three referees in English with a cover letter. More information can be found here:


20 May 2019