The Regional Portfolio Manager, Africa is responsible for the overall program implementation and deliverables of the Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) Fulbright programs administered by IIE. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government in partnership with binational Fulbright Commissions and U.S. embassies abroad. The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Regional Portfolio Manager works with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which sponsors and oversees this prestigious, worldwide program, and provides awards for over 7,000 students, scholars, teachers and professionals per year from over 170 partner (foreign) countries. The AF Regional Portfolio Manager works closely with the Sub-Saharan Africa Branch of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to oversee approximately 504 participants per year either coming from this region or going to this region on Fulbright grants with an annual program budget of approximately $15 million. The Regional Portfolio Manager works in close coordination with ECA, U.S. embassies abroad, and internal IIE units to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to fulfill the programmatic vision and articulate the impact of all components of the Sub-Saharan Africa Fulbright programs.
The AF Regional Portfolio Manager has ultimate accountability for the deliverables for the AF Fulbright programs and serves as the overall regional project manager ensuring timeliness and quality in all deliverables for this region. The AF Regional Portfolio Manager ensures adherence to contract, regulatory requirements, budget, timeline, and oversees submission of all regional programmatic reports. The AF Regional Portfolio Manager ensures that regional program implementation is in line with the regional programmatic vision and expectations.
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Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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