Programme Manager: Full-time permanent position at Hand in Hand
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Programme Manager: Full-time permanent position at Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand delivers concrete results through hands-on support to grass-root entrepreneurship. Since 2003, we have helped 3 million women launch small businesses that stand the test of time. The majority of our grass-root entrepreneurs run micro-enterprises in the informal, rural economy in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and India. Hand in Hand’s results so far:

  • 3 million new and improved enterprises
  • 5 million new and improved jobs
  • 30% increase in income
  • 99% of women with more freedom and influence at home
  • 95% of families with savings to see them through a crisis

Our 20-person strong team in the Stockholm office works actively in fundraising, communications, program development, grant management and M&E. The Programme Team is looking for an additional Programme Manager who will:

  • Support Hand in Hand’s partner organisations in developing, designing and managing evidence-based livelihood projects and programs that deliver concrete poverty alleviation results and bring positive outcomes for human rights, gender equality and the environment and climate
  • Build commitment for grass root entrepreneurs and livelihood among institutional donors and raise funds to support more women and youth on their journey out of deep poverty
  • Provide quality grant management across a programme portfolio to ensure robust M&E, learning, accountability and compliance towards communities and donors
  • Support the communication and fund-raising teams with content from projects and programmes
  • Contribute to the overall development of our livelihood programs and to the know-how and debate around livelihoods in the Nordic development community

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, diverse team in Stockholm and have: 

  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in programme design and implementation with an international or national development NGO, with proven skills in participatory methods, coherent and efficient time, resource and project management
  • Standard proposal and project management tools such as development of concept notes & applications, programme logframes, budgets & work plans, report writing and excellent programme communication skills in English and preferably Swedish
  • Familiarity with large institutional donors, such as Sida, EU, UN and foundations, with experience of writing or contributing to successful proposals
  • Work experience from one or several of Hand in Hand’s focus areas: livelihoods, women’s economic and social empowerment, entrepreneurship, micro-business incubation, micro-finance, market development, rural development, agriculture, green economy and climate change adaptation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relations
  • Ability to travel to and in our partner countries
  • A university degree preferably in international development, economics, agronomy or related field.

Interested?  Submit your application consisting of CV and personal letter to by June 23, 2021 latest – please write PM in subject headline. We will process applications on a rolling basis so you may hear from us before then.

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