Manager, Africa and Middle East Programs

  • Location
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 05

Position description

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches an average of 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

Americares work across the globe is organized around three program areas: Access to Medicines, Clinics to Communities, and Emergency Programs. Our ongoing programs target five health themes: Women’s and Children’s Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Non-Communicable Diseases, Mental Health, and Infectious Disease. In the last fiscal year Americares Africa and Middle East team delivered over $40 million in medical gift-in-kind to partners to nine countries across the region, and implemented maternal and child health, health worker safety and infection prevention and control, and supply chain strengthening programs in Liberia and Tanzania. This year Americares is rapidly expanding its program presence in Africa to three additional countries, with a focus on strengthening primary care facilities to become “thriving local health centers.”

The Africa and Middle East Programs Manager will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team, and will help drive program expansion in sub-Saharan Africa.  Based at Americares headquarters in Stamford, CT, the Manager will be responsible for supporting program development, project management, and field operations, as well as effective partnership management of gift-in-kind partnerships in Africa and the Middle East. 


  • Support the development of program strategy and program design in priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which may include Malawi, Congo, and Central African Republic;
  • Manage the implementation of global health programs in Africa, ensuring adherence to project cycle management principles;
  • Provide day-to-day operational support to field teams, and travel to program sites periodically to provide on the ground program support, including to insecure settings;
  • Serve as an organizational focal point for assigned programs with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop program proposals and donor reporting;
  • Manage Americares gift-in-kind partnerships in the region, and oversee shipment building;
  • Provide supervision and mentorship to team members at HQ and in the field, as applicable


  • Master’s degree preferred (or bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience) with concentration in a relevant field including, but not limited to, global health/public health, international affairs, or development;
  • At least 3 years of development or global health project management experience;
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in sub-Saharan Africa; experience working in insecure settings is a plus;
  • Proficiency in French preferred;
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time;
  • Experience developing grant proposals and reporting;
  • Familiarity with participatory methods in program development, implementation and evaluation preferred;
  • Background in reproductive, maternal and child health, infection prevention and control, mental health/psychosocial support, and/or health systems strengthening an asset;
  • Experience managing and mentoring personnel, both in person and remotely, preferred;
  • Experience designing and/or leading trainings is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States;
  • This is a headquarters-based position out of Stamford, CT

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