Programme Officer – ME

  • Contract
  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Magenta FZE

Location: Amman, Jordan with frequent travel (up to 25% of time) across the region, including to conflict and (post-conflict territories)
Reporting Manager: Programme Manager
Start date: ASAP

Remuneration: About 1,300 – 1,800 USD per month, depending on level of experience and qualifications, plus benefits.

MAGENTA is a leading Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) Research and Communications agency that specialises in understanding human decision-making processes in order to design communications solutions for positive change in fragile and development settings. We implement programmes across the Middle East, Middle East, Asia and Latin America, using the latest in behavioural science principles and a rigorous approach to research, strategy, campaign design and implementation.

Our client base includes UN agencies, INGOs, governments and the private sector. We aim to amplify the voices of local actors while bringing international expertise and methodological rigour. To do so, we partner with civil society, creative agencies, media and academics to design innovative, relevant and impactful solutions to some of the most challenging problems of our time. Whether we are aiming to shift parenting practices to improve children’s outcomes or to understand how social norms underpin corruption, we always go the extra mile to ensure we can create positive impact for some of the most underserved populations in the world.

MAGENTA’s team operates across the globe, with offices in Jordan, Tunisia, Mexico and Pakistan and operates on a range of projects that include research, strategy development, SBC intervention implementation, and evaluation.

MAGENTA’s Middle East team works across six countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and UAE). Projects include research, strategy development, SBC intervention implementation, and evaluation. We are looking for exceptional individuals, driven by a keen desire to deliver social impact and who thrive in fast-paced environment. In return, we offer a strong mentoring and exceptional growth possibilities within an expanding team.

Primary responsibilities of Programme Officers are to provide support for (1) programme management, (2) programme and data analysis, (3) organisational knowledge management and (4) programme design. They work under the guidance of the Regional Manager and/or Programme Managers. We are looking for exceptional individuals, driven by a keen desire to deliver social impact. In return, we offer a strong mentoring and training program, and exceptional growth possibilities within an expanding team.



The Programme Officer will provide project management support for a range of programmes in the research and communications field. Typical tasks include:

Programme Management:

  • Support client and partner management and coordination

  • Provide input and maintain project plans, Gantt charts and resource plans

  • Contribute to technical reports, project presentations, and programme updates

  • Conduct regular desk reviews and situation analyses

  • Coordination of project partners e.g. consultants, media, civil society organisations, production companies

  • Monitoring of project KPIs and updating of monitoring and evaluation tracking tools

  • Tracking of project finances

  • Filing of project documentation

  • Organising project logistics, including travel and calendar scheduling

  • Support the development of project deliverables such as training tools, curricula, key messaging and content and provide support during training or workshop delivery

  • Carry out translation review and proof-reading of deliverables such as training materials

    Programme and Data Analysis

  • Develop reporting tools and liaise with implementing and research partners to manage data collection

  • Overseeing data collection and implement quality assurance checks (including translation)

  • Coding qualitative data transcripts

  • Supporting analysis of primary and secondary data (qualitative and quantitative) to

    support programme implementation using the relevant tools

  • Support drafting of project reports


Knowledge Management

  • Updating Magenta databases – past performance records, contact lists, partner testimonials

  • Writing detailed meeting notes

  • Developing/editing project case studies

    Business Development

  • Contributing to project design, including theories of change, activity design, M&E frameworks, resource plans, financial plans

  • Contributing to proposal preparation and submission

  • Monitoring of tenders and opportunities

    Requirements and Competencies


• Relevant degree required; Experience:

  • 2-3 years professional experience;
  • Experience in social behavioural change, communications and/or research;
  • Substantial knowledge of the international development and/or humanitarian system and institution and donors in Middle East;
  • Ability to work effectively, respectfully and successfully with governments, clients, partners and other stakeholders in complex settings;
  • Familiarity with project management;
  • Technological and software fluency,


Strategic thinking:

  • A high-level strategic thinker, with a keen desire to learn and consume new information;

  • Robust logic chain analytics and strong general analytical skills; Culture:

  • Willingness to live, work and travel in developing/post-crisis settings;

  • Good sense of humour, personable and demonstrated ability to build networks;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit;


• Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

Working Conditions

  • MAGENTA has a flexible working policy which promotes periods of remote working in the year

  • Frequent travel may be required, around 25% of time.

  • May involve working in areas that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure

    MAGENTA is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

How to apply

Apply before 26 March 2023. Applicants should submit a two-page CV and letter of motivation here. The letter of motivation should describe why the applicant wants to join the MAGENTA team, with a specific example of how their experience and skills can enhance MAGENTA’s work.

Deadline: 26 Mar 2023