Program Manager Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response - Learning and Pilots (GRPR L&P)

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Program Manager

Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response - Learning and Pilots (GRPR L&P)

Project Summary:

The Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response (GRPR) activity is implemented by Management Systems International (MSI) under its Governance Integration and Stabilization for Resilience (GISR) Project of the USAID MENA Bureau.

USAID launched the GRPR program to guide its efforts to help ethnic and religious minorities affected by ISIS heal and restore their communities, support economic recovery, and prevent future atrocities. The purpose of this GISR-supported activity is to explore effective approaches to aid survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), through assessments of current services, the design of pilot projects, testing improved interventions, and learning, sharing, and scaling up of promising approaches. Activities will focus on communities in the Ninawa Plains. The GRPR Activity will run until August 2020. Activities supported by USAIDs 2018 Women Peace and Security (WPS) Incentive Fund to counter the negative and destabilizing effects of violent extremism have also been integrated into program for 2019-2020.

The Program Manager (PM) position is open to Iraqi nationals. The position is based in Erbil

Position Summary:

The PM will be responsible for the overall operational and technical management of GRPR LP pilot programs. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee implementation of GBV pilot programs activity design, implementation and learning

  • Liaise with and provide support and technical assistance to pilot partners

  • Supervise and provide technical support and guidance to GBV technical staff

  • Facilitate coordination local partners and stakeholders

  • Manage the administrative activities related to the daily functioning of pilots.

  • Lead partner selection and technical aspects of subcontracting for new pilots

  • Identify needs and opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

  • Work under the direction of the Deputy COP and WPS team to ensure that pilot design and implementation is coordinated with WPS programming and partners and staff are sharing learning and relevant information and when appropriate, working together

  • Communicate regularly with partners to ensure they are receiving the necessary support and that GRPR program requirements are being met.

  • Contribute to work planning, including both technical activities and budget.

  • Work with MSIs monitoring, evaluation and learning team to develop or adapt program M&E tools and work closely with partners to ensure partners gather, document, and report on program activities.

  • Gather information from partners and staff to draft and submit timely reports.


  • Minimum 3-5 years program management experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in gender or GBV programming

  • Fluency in English and Arabic or Kurdish required (written and spoken); fluency in all 3 languages preferred

  • Strong English writing skills and experience writing reports.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Experience supervising local NGO partners and staff

  • Masters degree in gender, international development, or related field.

  • Understanding or experience in one or more of the following technical areas preferred: livelihoods, MHPSS, legal services, adolescent girl programming; negotiation

  • Experience working on USAID programs preferred.

The PM will report to the GRPR LPs Chief of Party. This is a full-time position based in the GRPR LPs office in Erbil. The PM will be required to travel outside Erbil to other parts of Iraq and Kurdistan to support project activities.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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