Humanitarian Assistance Program Operations Manager (POM)

CORUS International
  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 02

Position description

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations and a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our companies. We are an inclusive organization who believes diversity and differences only make us stronger. We are disruptive because by challenging convention, we innovate and maximize the good we can do in the world. We promote interconnectedness because complex problems require comprehensive, integrated solutions. And we are agile, because the world changes rapidly and we move at the speed of change. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the poverty cycle and lead healthy lives.

At Corus we value every employee’s specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our companies often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at:

What you’ll do: The Humanitarian Assistance (HA) Program Operations Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating the technical, administrative, logistical and managerial support for Corus project implementation and program development focused on Corus Ukraine Response programming and additional HA programs as needed. This position will serve as a primary liaison between country office(s) and headquarters and is expected to communicate with key internal and external stakeholders including international finance, compliance, country program staff, sub-recipients/contractors, consultants, and donor representatives regularly. The position incumbent will be expected to monitor adherence to contracts, grant agreements, and work with the partner organizations to help them reconcile milestones and impact reporting. The incumbent will participate and represent Corus in relevant UN Clusters and technical groups. The HAPOM works as a member of the HA team and ensures that field needs for program management, development and technical support are met.

Manage strengthened organizational programming quality in emergencies.

Key Result Areas:

  • Develop and support implementation of assigned project work plan.
  • Monitor the progress of activities and keep Chief Humanitarian Officer and key HA stakeholders informed of progress, achievements, issues challenges and concerns on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to documentation of lessons learned and innovations of the activities
  • Serve as CORUS representative within country project stakeholders.
  • Track and manage consultant hires, milestone reporting and closely liaise with the procurement department.
  • Monitor activity expenditures in collaboration with the Finance and Administration Officer and Senior Program Advisor for the project (s)

The employee will be required to deploy at short notice (given the nature of the humanitarian crises) and should be available and comfortable travelling to fragile, austere and conflict zones (such as Ukraine).

The employee shall maintain all relevant and required vaccination up to date and ensure proper clearance as required by the destination before, during and after the deployment (as needed).

HEAT training will be required as part of the minimum deployment standards, especially for Level 4 State Department defined countries and as further required by Corus.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs, political science, public health, or related field;. Master’s Degree preferred.

Technical Competencies:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience managing or supporting international programs, working with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment
  • Experience working with urban and rural communities, preferably in the context of fluid, humanitarian international development, including the war zones or volatile contexts.
  • Experience living and/or working in developing and high-risk zone countries; field experience in one or more INGOs preferred
  • Experience working with government and NGO/FBO/CBO sectors in developing countries; experience in health-sector work preferred
  • Project management experience, including proposal development, financial monitoring, and reporting; experience with USAID/BHA, FCDO, and World Bank funded projects preferred; strong knowledge of USG compliance and other best practices in managing the operations.

Non-Technical Competencies:

  • Commitment to support Corus International vision and programming direction
  • Strong team player; collaborative and transparent
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity a must
  • Flexible, highly motivated self-starter
  • Eager learner
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 35% of time annually; flexibility and ability to travel on short notice desired; willingness to deploy to highly stressful or limited environment.
  • Russian and/or Ukrainian knowledge highly desired.

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