Senior Program Manager, Training for Pakistan III

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Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 30 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 May 2018

Job Description

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for the home office management of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Training for Pakistan III (TFP III). TFP III is designed to provide participant training for capacity development of USAID/Pakistan’s contractors, grantees, partners under government-to-government assistance programs, and directly to the Mission. TFP III will support all USAID sector teams interested in exchanges with, or training of, host-country nationals. The Senior Program Manager’s role will include but is not limited to: supervision of a program team located in Washington, DC; oversight and management of the budget; review, submission, and tracking of deliverables; overseeing the implementation of program deliverables on-time and within budget; ensuring compliance with USAID and IIE regulations and polices; and leading project communications internally and externally. Under TPF III, it is anticipated IIE will manage US and third country short-term training programs, third country long-term academic programs, partnerships and faculty exchanges, and some in-country technical assistance.

This position is contingent on funding.


Essential Functions:

  • Supervises DC-based program team.
  • Manages TFP III budget including ensuring costs are allowable and allocated to correct cost categories; reviews project invoices, accrual reports, and pipeline projections; and ensures IIE operates within the parameters of its approved budget.
  • Oversees implementation of each short and long-term training program as well as in-country technical assistance.
  • Supports the development and monitoring of annual work plans, program budgets, progress reports, and other deliverables.
  • In consultation with IIE’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team, develops data collection tools and tracks and analyzes project progress against key indicators. Advises on areas of opportunity.
  • Oversees financial reporting requirements, vendor and sub-recipient agreements, payment requests and procurement efforts, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and policies. Provides high-level financial updates to leadership.
  • Represents IIE to internal and external stakeholders. This includes providing process-related expertise, advising on content, and writing and reviewing significant portions of programmatic reports.
  • Manages external program communications, including the creation of materials such as PowerPoint presentations, talking points, blogs, infographics, and boilerplate language for brochures, press releases, and websites. Manages internal project communications including leading regular check-ins with project teams and other internal stakeholders, ensuring clear communication of processes and deadlines, and providing project updates to internal leadership.
  • Periodically makes field visits to Pakistan to address administrative issues; conduct trainings, meet with program stakeholders to discuss status of TFP III, and contribute to work planning.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
  • Requires at least eight years of related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A minimum of five years of experience managing USAID-funded programs focused on participant training, organizational capacity building, and/or technical assistance. This should include experience working in collaboration with field teams, USAID, and other stakeholders to manage organizational needs assessments, program development, program monitoring, procurement, subcontract management, and the development of deliverables.
  • Experience with FAR, ADS 252, and ADS 253.
  • Experience in providing management support to projects in developing countries.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Financial management and budgeting experience, preferably with USAID or another USG program.
  • Comfortable working on and with a multi-cultural team in DC and Pakistan.
  • Exceptional ability to plan and organize work, develop tools, prepare and summarize reports and other deliverables, and follow-through on agreed upon actions.
  • Excellent editing and attention to details.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Urdu a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Pakistan on short-term assignments.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

About the Organization

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. IIE designs and implements fellowships, training, and technical assistance programs for sponsors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, universities, and international organizations. As an independent, non-profit organization IIE serves as a resource for educators and learning institutions worldwide through our network of six U.S. regional and fifteen overseas offices. Annually, IIE administers over 250 programs that support cultural and educational linkages to nearly 18,000 men and women from 175 nations around the world. IIE fulfills its mission and achieves the objectives of sponsors through research, development and implementation of the following services in the United States and abroad: -developing and managing effective academic and technical training programs, -arranging internships, professional placements and exchanges, -administering small grants programs, -facilitating technical assistance, -convening international conferences, and -administering English language training. All IIE activities support one or more of our strategic goals: -Promote closer educational and professional relations between the people of the United States and other countries; -Increase the number of students, scholars, and professionals who have the opportunity to study teach and conduct research outside their country of residence; -Strengthen and internationalize institutions of higher learning throughout the world; and -Foster global development through training and technical assistance. Global Development Center IIE's Global Development Center (GDC) administers professional capacity-building programs serving participants from developing countries. The GDC's professional training and exchange programs have allowed participants to gain both industry and public agency based expertise, and acquire leadership, management and technical skills in a variety of fields. The GDC is an extension of IIE's strategic goal to offer the best in professional technical training and capacity development assistance in collaboration with public, private, and non-profit sector clients. The GDC's approach is to establish partnerships that can produce sustainable development results by engaging new and existing international development stakeholders. IIE is able to leverage additional and diverse sources of funding to bring creative development solutions to bear on complicated development challenges. IIE's contract and grant management approach strengthens human and institutional capacity development programs and ultimately delivers a series of premium integrated training services with measurable results for our sponsors. We establish and maintain partnerships with forward-looking governments, educational institutions, corporations, and foundations that work to improve the societies in which they live. Throughout all IIE programs we make a daily investment in the Opening Minds to the World concept: Peace and prosperity in the 21st century depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.

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