Summary

The Program Manager will work as a member of the Program Implementation Unit (PIU) and have management/backstopping responsibility of grant-funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donor, primarily USG. The Program Manager will ensure projects under his/her responsibility comply with Plan’s project management standard operating procedures. This includes ensuring programmatic, operational and financial deliverables of projects are met.

Description

Plan works for girls’ rights. Harmful barriers like child marriage, human trafficking and gender-based violence are preventing girls and young women from achieving their full potential. Plan, along with government and private partners, fights against harmful gender norms and empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. We have worked in communities for more than 80 years and provide locally-driven programming through 240 offices around the world.

 

Plan International USA is fully committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people from all forms of violence.

 

Position Description:

The Program Manager will work as a member of the Program Implementation Unit (PIU) and have management/backstopping responsibility of grant-funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donor, primarily USG. The Program Manager will ensure projects under his/her responsibility comply with Plan’s project management standard operating procedures.  This includes ensuring programmatic, operational and financial deliverables of projects are met. S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events.   

 

Essential Functions:

Program Management and Support:

  • Provide management/backstopping for multi-year grant-funded projects, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Work with field counterparts to ensure timely and quality planning and donor reporting including: work plans, detailed project implementation plans, baseline reports, progress reports, etc.
  • Work with Finance team to review and oversee budgets and ensure timely and appropriate use of project funds
  • Promote program quality by identifying field programs technical needs and coordinating the necessary technical assistance with the technical and MERL teams
  • Represent Plan to donors, colleague agencies, government and the private sector when requested
  • Present results of implementation at international conferences and through international working groups
  • Participate in the development of organizational processes and procedures to ensure efficient program operations

Prospecting and Proposal Development:

  • Assist with the identification of potential business opportunities
  • Assist with proposal development, as needed

US National Office Representation and Dissemination:

  • Respond to requests for information from the field
  • Liaise with other staff members to share information regarding projects, to discuss field needs, and develop strategies
  • Represent Plan to the international community in the U.S. through participation in key coalitions. Such representation may include speaking/presenting on behalf of Plan, facilitating the attendance and participation of Plan field personnel, and networking with other attendees and presenters
  • Ensure coordination and information sharing across Plan USA and Plan International teams

 

Skills and Competencies:

  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible project management experience, managing or supporting multi-year grants
  • Knowledge of best-practices and approaches for project management
  • Experience living/working overseas in a developing country
  • Excellent planning, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong team player
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written English required; candidates with professional French language proficiency (reading, writing, speaking) will be given preference
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 25% of the time to designated countries, including in an emergency setting

 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • 7-10 years of professional experience with development organizations working on related projects.

 

Position Type/Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.