Global Programmes Manager (Maternity Cover) Vacancy- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Job Title:                    Global Programmes Manager (Maternity Cover)

Location:                    Brussels, Belgium

Hours / Tenure:        35 hours a week – Fixed Term Contract for 7 months

Salary:                        c €43,324 per annum

Closing Date:            14th August 2017 (12.00hrs)

Interview Date:        TBC

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.

About the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our organisation. The role includes being the lead staff person preparing for a major Guide and Scout event being held in July 2018 (Roverway 2018), taking forward a gender mainstreaming pilot with 11 national Guide associations and contributing to our work to help Guide associations worldwide build their understanding and delivery of leadership and a quality girl experience. You will work closely with colleagues, senior volunteers and national associations.

About You:

As a successful candidate, you will have significant experience in programme management with experience of youth organisations in Europe.

You will have a great track record of building, maintaining effective internal and external relationships, developing cross-functional working with staff and volunteers in the UK and internationally

It is essential that you can demonstrate experience of reporting to senior level stakeholders and have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills together.

This is a seven month maternity cover role from mid-September 2017 to mid-April 2018.


Our preference is for the post to be based in our Brussels office and the successful candidate must be able to start by Monday 18th September 2017.

If you care about opportunities for girls in Europe and around the world, can quickly pick up established programmes and work collaboratively, but also under your own initiative, this could be a the role for you!

What you can expect from us

  • 20 days annual leave plus 6 days extra-legal leave per annum
  • Generous Pension Contribution
  • Group and hospitalization insurance,
  • Meal vouchers
  • Transport supplement.

 How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, you can download the recruitment pack and apply online by going to

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team ( to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.