Programme Officer (PO) – Africa

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
London (Greater)
27 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Officer (PO) – Africa
Based in Victoria, London
Contract type: Full Time – Fixed Term Contract of Service
Contract Length: November 2018 – March 2019

The Foundation
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is an independent foundation sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID). WFD specialises in parliamentary strengthening and political party development. It does this by supporting the development of parliaments, political parties and civil society organisations. It is uniquely placed to draw directly on the expertise of the Westminster political parties in all its work.

Established in 1992, WFD has supported transitions to democracy in central and Eastern Europe, strengthened multi-party democracies in Africa, and extended its work to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia over the past decade. For more information, please visit

Main Purpose of the Role
The primary responsibility of the Programme Officer (PO) is to support WFD’s London-based programmes department. The Programme Officer will play an important and vital role within the team, providing efficient logistical, administrative and financial support. The post holder will play a leading role in arranging travel (flights, hotels, visas, per diem, reconciling of receipts, coordinating with WFD’s travel agency); assist with filing and organisation of key electronic and physical documents; and help the programmes team with financial reconciliations/paperwork. She/he will also assist in organising WFD’s special events and workshops, as required.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience

  • Experience of working in a programme supporting administration role particularly in a parliamentary context
  • Appreciation of assisting in procurement and financial reconciliations
  • Familiarity with IT systems including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, social media, (Office 365, SharePoint, web design and other IT tools desirable)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of working for nongovernmental organisations, ideally focused on international development or humanitarian assistance
  • English fluency (written and spoken)
  • French Foreign language fluency/proficiency

Please note, this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.

This is a UK based role, therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the UK.

How to apply
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