Program Manager - South Asia

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Sep-23-2021
  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

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Description

Job Summary: 

 Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:   

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success. 

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for the overall oversight and management of multiple democracy and governance grants in South Asia from start to end. The successful candidate will contribute to the design and implementation of new programs as well as business development and communications. The PM will manage a multidisciplinary team will serve as the primary liaison with IRI’s field offices in South Asia. The PM will oversee budgets, monitoring and evaluation strategies and will progress relationships with funders, partners, stakeholders and vendors.

 Position Requirements     

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field. Graduate degree preferred. 
  • Five to seven years professional experience in democratic governance and politics, preferably working directly with political parties, civil society organizations/NGOs and/or legislative bodies and officials in South Asia. Experience working on elections and/or managing elections observation programs. 
  • Knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of South Asia.
  •  Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills. 
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement including with stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds and professional experience.
  • Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage a multidisciplinary team. Experience providing HQ support to overseas missions or field offices is essential.  
  • Experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes. 
  • Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering program budgets. 
  • Ability to prepare, present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral/multi-lateral agencies and other funder communities.  
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor or technical consultant; sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.  
  • Willingness to undertake periodic travel to South Asia.  
  •  Ability to analyze and report on quantitative and qualitative public opinion research 

Qualifications

 Knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of South Asia.  Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.  Extensive experience in stakeholder mapping and stakeholder engagement including with stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds and professional experience. Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage a multidisciplinary team. Experience providing HQ support to overseas missions or field offices is essential.  

Application instructions

Please complete your profile and submit your cover letter and resume to IRI's website.