Program Manager

Panagora Group
  • Location
    Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 27

Position description

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes. 


Panagora Group seeks a full-time program manager to join our Silver Spring office. The program manager is responsible for ensuring the operational effectiveness and compliant implementation of activities. The manager will provide a broad range of project management, operations, budgeting, and technical support to prime and subcontracts. The manager will also take on new business and technical assignments according to company needs and individual expertise. The manager will work under the direction and supervision of the director and will serve as supervisor to associates. We are looking for managers with programmatic, budgeting, IDIQ subcontract administration and field team backstopping experience. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience with USAID regulations, practices, and full-cycle project management activities. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide day-to-day support to field teams, including communications and responding to requests and adherence to contract requirements and government regulations 
  • Oversee financial management of assigned projects including developing, tracking, and updating budgets; monitoring monthly projections and actuals; obligated funds notifications; anticipate budget modifications and other financial matters 
  • Lead project start-up and close-out activities, develop and refine project management tools, resources, and processes 
  • Support the development and implementation of annual work plans; ensure timely and high-quality reviews and submissions of deliverables; Prepare scopes of work and monitoring service delivery  
  • Liaise with members of the home office project team on program implementation and facilitate communications with field teams, partners, and clients on the status of ongoing activities, manage compliance to scope and reporting requirements 
  • Recruit, obtain approvals and orient long- and short-term field consultants; prepare scopes of work and monitoring service delivery 
  • Support new business development including cost proposals, recruitment, partnering, research/writing, coordinating activities and other tasks as required 
  • Contribute to technical deliverables and carry out field assignments as required 
  • Identify issues or potential risks, consult with appropriate staff, and make informed decisions on how to address issues, communicating when appropriate with senior management and/or president/CEO 
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate direct reports; provide regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and provide opportunities to develop professionally  


  • Master’s degree in health, business, international development, or a relevant field 
  • 5-7 years of USAID project management or relevant work experience with international donors required
  • Experience with global health, private sector health, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and/or knowledge management desired
  • Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations 
  • Proven track record in various new business roles in a USAID context required
  • Strong numeracy skills: ability to put together cost proposals and budgets
  • At least two years supervisory experience desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficient MS Office skills, particularly with Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience living and working in a developing country strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred

Reports to Director, Panagora Group

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