The Regional Program Manager I is a member of the Latin America headquarters team at Lutheran World Relief and is based in Baltimore, MD. S/he works under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director for Operations to provide oversight and management for a diverse portfolio of donor and internally funded projects across seven countries for projects up to the $1 million life of project threshold as well as providing general administrative support to the Latin America team.
Program management tasks include assisting with new project design, participating in proposal processes, reviewing awards, obtaining internal signoffs, coordinating project startup, monitoring project implementation, ensuring accurate M&E and beneficiary reporting, and ensuring on time and accurate reporting to internal stakeholders and external donors, including developing project summary documents for the board of directors and external stakeholders.
Regional administrative support includes serving as HQ point of contact for regional staff regarding travel to the USA, for support with legal procedures such as office registrations and powers of attorney, and training and support with project database and other internal systems.
S/he also coordinates with LWR’s business development, fundraising, communications, and constituent engagement teams to communicate LWRs signature approaches, project successes and lessons learned, as well as to highlight new funding opportunities for interested donors.