The Senior Manager, Programs works under the direction of the Vice President for Programs to provide senior-level programmatic, supervisory, policy, and operational support to the Vice President and the seven regional program teams. The Senior Manager will develop systems to support program staff needs within a dynamic and growing grantmaking program, and provide programmatic support to the vice president in the review and evaluation of proposals, analysis and allocation of resources, and development of policy. The Senior Manager will lead departmental program analysis and learning initiatives, and maintain senior-level relationships with the core institutes and other donor agencies. The Senior Manager will serve as the senior program staff member responsible for program budget tracking, analysis and reporting; manage administrative budget planning and tracking; and programmatic coordination with other NED departments. The Senior Manager will lead the program travel unit, with responsibility for training, security protocols, compliance, policy development, and alignment with mission and priorities. The position requires the ability to travel, including in difficult environments.