Technical Program Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 December 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 27 January 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Technical Program Manager

Based in Washington, DC, the Technical Program Manager serves as the primary link between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) field office and headquarters. This position will communicate with the Country Director, field staff, partners, sub-contractors and consultants regularly. The country program portfolio includes funding from DFID, USAID and other private partners. The Technical Program Manager works as a member of the Program team and supports the HQ/DRC Country Team to ensure that field needs for program management, development and technical support are met.


  1. Monitor the progress of current projects, support field staff with preparation and management of budgets, as well as reporting to the donor(s).
  2. Ensure quality reporting to donors by keeping HQ and field staff informed of new information from donors relating to grant responsibilities and reporting requirements and ensuring data gathering and flow of information from field programs for preparation of quarterly annual and other reports as required by donors, HQ, etc.
  3. Work with the Project/Country Team Financial Officer(s) in consultation with field staff, to manage grant funds and sub-agreements/contracts
  4. Stay current with emerging knowledge related to assigned programs by conducting internet research and subscribing to relevant Web-list Serves; and attending relevant workshops and conferences to learn about best practices.
  5. Provide assistance with business development such as networking, identifying opportunities, and preparing technical input for proposals. Engage in representation, networking and cultivation of relationships with partners, technical donors and other organizations’ implementing programs.
  6. Participate in Business Development activities by supporting/preparing proposals in response to new funding opportunities and/or in other fund-raising efforts for existing or future projects.
  7. Establish leadership and professional credibility while implementing and maintaining a clearly defined and understood chain of authority and accountability.
  8. Represent IMA World Health at professional conferences; enable publications and presentation of accomplishments in professional fora.
  9. Organize program-related workshops, meetings and/or events.
  10. Participate in development and/or review of training materials.
  11. Responsible for preparation of articles, country and technical briefs for internal and external communication in conjunction with field staff.
  12. Responsible for documenting lessons learned and innovations of the project in consultation with field staff.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


  1. MS/MA in public health or related field; three to five years relevant experience with international development programs; and overseas field experience required. 2. Strong English writing skills and analytical abilities. 3. French language fluency and skills required. 4. Experience with DFID and USAID funded projects preferred.5. Cross-cultural sensitivity a must; experience in living and/or working in developing countries preferred. 6. Experience working with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment.7. Experience in working with government and NGO/FBO/CBO sectors.8. Able to travel up to 20% of time annually; flexibility and ability to travel on short notice desired. 9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Internet fluency a plus.10. Willingness to support IMA World Health’s Mission.

About the Organization

IMA World Health (IMA) is a non-profit, faith-based organization that that offers extensive expertise implementing programs to address integrated health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. IMA maintains a diverse and complex funding portfolio made up of both grants and contracts that support program services across those countries and totals approximately $100 million annually.

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