Program Manager

Practical Information:

Title: Program Manager

Supervisor: Director for Education and Impact

Location: Flexible / Remote

Contractual arrangement: Full-time employee or individual consultant

Availability: Immediate

Estimated salary/fee: 26.000 to 35.000 Euros gross based on experience

Deadline to apply: Rolling basis until filling the position 

Key Areas of Responsibility  

  • Plan, design and provide direct supervision of the implementation of programs to ensure that deadlines are met and activities produce quality outputs within scope and budget;
  • Establish and manage relationships with national organisations’ teams and other key stakeholders (e.g. public and corporate donors, partner NGOs, employers, etc.);
  • Provide ongoing support and capacity building to the national organisations’ teams in conducting activities;
  • Contribute to the creation of a pipeline of curricula based on market validation and aligned with the strategy adopted at the country level;
  • Conduct scoping discussions with national organisations’ teams and implementation partners to ensure trainings address market and student needs;
  • Measure performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques;
  • Continuously collect and act on feedback to improve the quality of JA’s processes and services;
  • Contribute to the collection of valuable insights to share with JA’s leadership, teams and donors;
  • Write and review technical, narrative, and financial reports of key project activities. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (international development, social studies, business, etc.);
  • Approximately 2 to 4 years working experience as project/programme manager;
  • Previous experience in education or workforce development programs;
  • A “can-do” approach to life and the ability to produce work to high standard, including attention to detail;
  • High level of personal commitment to duties, timelines and deadlines;
  • Outstanding project management skills;
  • Excellent operational, administrative and organisational skills;
  • Strong IT Skills, including Microsoft Excel;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English (fluency in any other European language appreciated);
  • Ability to complete tasks on tight deadlines without compromising quality;
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative disposition;
  • Comfortable working in an international setting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and working styles;
  • Ability to embrace a dynamic work environment and accustomed to performing under pressure;
  • Ability to embrace remote interactions (e.g. videoconference, phone calls, etc.);
  • Solution-oriented mindset and innovative thinker. 

The application:

The position is to be filled asap. Respondents must submit their resume to including "Application PROGRAM MANAGER – NAME SURNAME." in the subject line. In the body of the email, please copy in: I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by JA EUROPE ASBL for recruitment or contractual purposes so that JA Europe has your written consent to follow up on your application. Only selected participants will be contacted.

Our Organisation 

JA Europe ( is Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, reaching 4 million students in over 40 countries last academic year. Funded by businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals, JA Europe brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with experiences that promote the skills, understanding and perspective that they will need to succeed in a global economy. In 2022, JA’s successful public-private partnership solution to the global youth unemployment challenge has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. JA Europe is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest youth-serving network continuously ranked in the Top 10 Global NGOs by NGO Advisor. 

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