Program Coordinator, Tunisia

International Development Law Organization


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments, empowers people, and strengthens institutions to realise justice and promote peace and sustainable development. IDLO is the only global intergovernmental organisation exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law and access to justice.

With its headquarters in Rome, Italy, a Branch Office in The Hague, Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and 18 Country Offices across the globe, IDLO carries out policy advocacy, research and the rule of law and justice programmes, operating in every region of the world.


The Programs Department is the central management and coordination function for program development, program delivery, and capacity development at IDLO. It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global program portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.

Under the direct supervision of the Field Program Manager, Tunisia, the Program Coordinator supports the implementation of programs at the country level. The Program Coordinator is responsible for overall program cycle support including, formulation, implementation, and financial and quality compliance. The Program Coordinator interacts with internal as well as external functions.

Summary of Functions

  1. Support day-to-day program implementation and ensure that all program phases are consistent with the design and delivery schedule and in accordance with IDLO processes and procedures.
  2. Monitor program activities to ensure compliance with contracts and procedures and that program cycle quality controls are in place.
  3. Contribute to program development.

Key results expected

1. Support day-to-day program implementation, including work planning, budget management, monitoring, and reporting, and ensure that all program phases are consistent with the design and delivery schedule and in accordance with IDLO processes and procedures.

  • Support development of implementation plans by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, and others;
  • In coordination with the Country Office, monitor daily program implementation, including revisions to program design and work plans; make recommendations for timely and optimal course corrections;
  • Draft, collate and provide input for the finalization of internal and external reports; coordinate the approval and submission program reports; ensuring these highlight the value and impact the program/activity brings;
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Finance Unit to build accurate financial forecasts, including reviewing financial reports and identifying in advance areas of over-or under-spending, and flagging any urgent budgetary issues to the supervisor/budget holder;
  • In conjunction with HR, support in the timely identification and screening of program consultants/contractors and processing of contracts.

2. Monitor program activities to ensure compliance with contracts and procedures and that program cycle quality controls are in place.

  • Ensure internal procedures and guidelines are observed, recommending corrective action and consulting to the appropriate department on any potential compliance issues; monitor compliance with program contracts and subcontracts;
  • Ensure program deliverables meet quality standards and proactively seek input from relevant substantive internal experts;
  • Conduct research on legal, political, social, and economic events, trends, and/or developments relating to the program.

3. Contribute to program development.

  • Generate ideas and develop concept notes/proposals for projects and program activities that are aligned to regional/country program priorities;
  • Collaborate with country program staff and local partners ensuring that perspectives and expectations are shared in the design of the project and gathering support in its implementation;


Academic qualifications

  • Graduate university degree in international development, law, public administration, business administration, public policy, or other relevant social sciences.

Work experience

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience is required, ideally within an international organization;
  • Professional experience in capacity development, access to justice, and rule of law programming is desirable;
  • Work experience on gender issues is desirable;
  • A good understanding of the Tunisian political and cultural dynamics is required.


  • Fluent oral and writing skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Fluency in French is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with standard program and data management methodologies, tools, and processes, as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software.
  • Works well with others and actively participates. Shares information contributes, encourages, and motivates others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation. Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the region, if necessary.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.


For this locally recruited position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an Affiliate contract of 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

In addition, IDLO shall offer a yearly basic salary in the range of USD 23,064, medical insurance, and leave entitlements including in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules.

This local position is open to candidates who are nationals of the duty station, or with permanent resident status or other legal authorization permitting them to work in the duty station. An employee subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international employees.

Applications will be screened on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates.

IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature; or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with IDLO’s policy on personal data protection.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline: 3 June 2022 (23:59hrs Rome Time).

How to apply