Program Manager

East-West Management Institute, Inc.
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 28

Position description

The East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI), a not-for-profit organization engaged in strengthening civil society and promoting the rule of law around the world, is hiring a Program Manager to work in its New York City headquarters to help manage its expanding portfolio of programs around the world. 

Position Description: The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation. Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. The Program Manager may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.


Requirements: Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred;
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

Application instructions

Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please submit applications by October 15, 2021. Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please. EWMI is an equal opportunity employer.

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