The Program Manageris the first level management position at IFES providing management support tothe program division. Specific duties will include development, technical,administrative and financial management support including briefings, coveringwhen senior management is on travel and mentoring staff.
About IFES: Together we build democracies that deliver for all. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral institutions/systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. As the global leader in democracy promotion, we advance good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. We believe that trusted electoral institutions deliver credible elections, effective governing institutions are accountable to the people they serve, all people safely participate in civic and political life on an equal basis and technology, information and data positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing to mature democracies.
MAJOR DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required inrelevant field; Master’s degree in international relations, political science,international development preferred.
Experience: At least 8 years of relevantexperience in international development or related field. Experience withbudget management and oversight of single or multiple projects. Experiencemanaging teams.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Experiencedwith Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required. Experience inproposal development required, with experience in program management andsupervisory roles. Thorough familiarity with USAID and other internationaldonor regulations and reporting requirements preferred. Detail-oriented andorganized. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong communicator, bothverbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: English and Spanishrequired. Proficiency in French language a plus.
TRAVEL: Travel up to 15% of time.
Standard office workenvironment, with occasional field travel. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsof the job.
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