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Programme and MEL Manager

Programme and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Closing Date: 2nd October 2023

Salary: £43,000

Location: Hybrid and/or flexible working

Contract: Permanent

World Jewish Relief has worked in Eastern Europe for 30 years supporting vulnerable older people facing hardship, exclusion and isolation. Since 2022 our work has broadened to meet the immense humanitarian needs across Ukraine. All our work is done in partnership with local organisations with whom we aim to foster strong relationships built on trust and mutual understanding.

As we continue to progress these relationships, we are looking for someone with a strong background in programme management to work with a diverse range of partner organisations who provide services and support to older people and people with disabilities across Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia. The postholder will also be instrumental in building partnerships and in capacity strengthening as well as enhancing best practice in terms of gender sensitivity and disability inclusion. They will lead on strengthening our monitoring, evaluation and learning in order to achieve greater impact through our funding and share this learning across the organisation and beyond.

Strong working knowledge of Russian and Ukrainian language is essential for this role as the majority of our partnerships are with Russian or Ukrainian speaking organisations.

The role requires some international travel (up to 30 days per year) to visit our programmes and partners and conduct monitoring visits.


We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays. After 5 years’ service holiday entitlement increases to 25 days.
  • Pension scheme – we contribute 5% to the World Jewish Relief pension scheme.
  • Life Insurance – up to 3 times salary to nominated beneficiaries.
  • Health Cash Plan – cash back to cover the costs of dental treatment, optical care, specialist consultations and a range of complementary therapies.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice or support with any personal or work. related concerns or free counselling if needed.
  • Season ticket / travel to work loan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • On Friday the office closes at 3pm.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role. You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must share our desire to assist those who need help based on their vulnerability, not their identity, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

To apply: Submit your CV, a completed Recruitment Monitoring Form, Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and a Covering Letter which outlines what skills you have that will help you excel in this role.

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