Program Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 August 2019
  • Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 1 September 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Panagora Group, a small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a full-time manager to join our Silver Spring office. The manager will provide a broad range of project management, administrative operations support to prime and subcontracts and new business development. The manager will work under the direction and supervision of the director and will serve as supervisor to associates. We are looking for managers with programmatic, budgeting, IDIQ subcontract administration and field team backstopping experience. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience with USAID regulations, practices, and full-cycle project management activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day support to field teams, including communications and responding to requests and adherence to contract requirements and government regulations
  • Lead project start-up and close-out activities, develop and refine project management tools, resources, and processes
  • Support the development and implementation of annual work plans; ensure timely and high quality reviews and submissions of deliverables
  • Oversee financial management of assigned projects including developing, tracking, and updating budgets; monitoring monthly projections and actuals; obligated funds notifications; anticipate budget modifications and other financial matters
  • Liaise with members of the home office project team on program implementation and facilitate communications with field teams, partners and clients on the status of ongoing activities, manage compliance to scope and reporting requirements
  • Recruit, obtain approvals and orient long- and short-term field consultants; preparing scopes of work and monitoring service delivery
  • Identify issues or potential risks, consult with appropriate staff and make informed decisions on how to address issues, communicating when appropriate with senior management and/or president/CEO
  • Supervise, develop and evaluate direct reports; provide regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and provide opportunities to develop professionally
  • Support new business development including cost proposal reviews, recruitment, partnering, research/writing, coordinating activities and other tasks as required


  • Master’s degree in health, business, international development, or a relevant field
  • 5-7 years of USAID project management or relevant work experience with international donors required
  • Experience with global health, private sector health, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and/or knowledge management desired
  • Proven track record in various new business roles in a USAID context required
  • Strong numeracy skills; ability to put together cost proposals and budgets
  • At least two years supervisory experience desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Competent user of MS Office
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience living and working in a developing country strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred.

About the Organization

Panagora Group is a woman-owned small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our vision is to provide high-quality, high-impact social and economic development consulting, with a special focus on public-private partnerships, human and institutional capacity-building, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning, NGO/community engagement, and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at to apply. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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