Director of Global Programs

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



777 United Nations Plaza
5th Floor
New York City
United States


About PCI Media (

PCI Media is a fast-growing, high impact NGO with a mission to empower communities worldwide to inspire positive social and environmental change through storytelling and creative communication. Together with our partners around the world, we have produced global communication campaigns including more than 5,000 episodes of 100 television and radio productions, reaching more than one billion people in over 50 countries over the last 30 years. Our internationally acclaimed, award-winning campaigns include compelling narratives and unforgettable characters that provide vital information and that change attitudes and behavior on critical social, health and environmental issues. The power of broadcast media and world-class storytelling have proved to be a winning combination for PCI Media in Asia, Africa, Caribbean and the Americas.

About the Position:

PCI Media seeks to hire an experienced Director of Global Programs (DGP) to drive the development, implementation and evaluation of PCI Media programs portfolio, currently spanning over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. PCI Media programs address public health, environmental conservation, human rights and social justice. The Director of Global Programs will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of programs in the Environment, Health, and Social Justice portfolios addressing a variety of issues with diverse stakeholders and cultures. This international management position requires a strategist and program developer who is an active, hands-on leader, effective manager and consummate team–builder with outstanding facilitation and communication skills that translate across varied cultural contexts. The Director of Global Programs will foster creative solutions to manage PCI Media program portfolio for efficiency and impact.

The Director of Global Programs will report to the Executive Vice President of PCI Media. The Director of Global Programs will have 5 direct reports and over 20 indirect reports consisting of program managers and officers based in New York and around the world. The Director of Global Programs will work collaboratively across the organization to facilitate excellence in programming. The Director of Global Programs will participate as a member of the organization’s leadership team.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Design

·      Work in partnership with the Development Team and Program Managers to identify and pursue funding for programs

·      Advise the Leadership Team on key strategic opportunities and challenges for program development that consider existing capacity, partnerships and expertise, allowing for sustained growth

·      Conduct field visits to develop program opportunities

·      Facilitate cross functional and culturally diverse teams to design programs with high quality objectives, implementation plans, monitoring frameworks and budgets

·      Facilitate identification and recruitment of technical and implementation partners to facilitate creative design

Program Management

·      Ensure excellence in program design, delivery and impact

·      Ensure that programs fulfil deliverables on-time and within budget

·      Ensure policies, practices and controls are in place to monitor and adaptively manage performance

·      Manage relationships with current and prospective partners and their country representatives to maintain and strengthen collaborative working relationships program partnerships.

·      Conduct field visits to maintain a high degree of visibility with partner country representatives, technical experts, and team members and to support program activities as needed

Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

·      Ensure all programs have evaluation frameworks that are appropriate and intellectually rigorous

·      Ensure policies, practices and controls are in place to monitor and adaptively manage performance

·      Use program monitoring and impact data to refine and improve program design and operating procedures

·      Ensure that all program design documents and content are archived and published in appropriate publications

·      Work with the Communication Team to surface and share compelling program stories and impact data with external audiences


•     MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, communication, social science or other fields related to behavior change communications

•     10+ years of global experience, with at least 3 years at the senior-management level 

•     High degree of proficiency in managing relationships with key constituencies, including staff, government representatives, NGOs, funders, corporate sponsors, not-for-profit and for-profit counterparts, donors and community leaders. Strong sense of diplomacy, with highly developed sense of personal integrity

•     Demonstrated creative leadership in the field of social and behavior change communications, communication for development, Entertainment-Education, campaign and media production, with expertise in strategic visioning, behavior change theories, and program evaluation. Experience in 'new' communication for development platforms (mobile, internet, animation, gaming) is highly desirable 

•     Proven ability to creatively and flexibly manage human, financial, and material resources to achieve objectives in a timely fashion

•     Experience working with international media, broadcasters and creative and production staff strongly preferred

•     Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures

•     Proficiency in English is essential. Additional proficiency in Spanish or French is particularly valuable

•     Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a team player, able to facilitate a cohesive team spirit among staff and colleagues

•     Willingness and ability to travel extensively to international locations on a frequent basis (approx. 30%-35% of time)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please email your detailed CV and cover letter in one document to by October 11, 2018. Please include “Director of Global Programs” in the subject of your email.