Nonprofit

Program Manager II/Senior Program Manager I

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 12 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time

Description

Job Summary

The Nutrition, Diets and Health (NDH) Unit of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Manager II/ Senior Program Manager I for a large, multi-partner research initiative designed to improve dietary intake of fruits and vegetables as well as other programs based in NDH. This position is a 1-year, renewable appointment based in Washington DC.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Lead the management of a large, multiparter research initiative designed to improve dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and other programs based in NDH as needed
  • Prepare program work plans, program calendar, and timelines
  •  Lead the monitoring of progress of key deliverables and activities
  • Maintain initiative/program minutes and related materials
  •  Prepare draft program budgets to share with the unit Contract and Grants Manager
  • Assist researchers with the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of collaborators, developing scopes of work, reviewing proposed budgets and drafting timelines and deliverables
  •   Review financial reports submitted by collaborators to assure proper use of financial resources provided by sponsors
  • Review technical deliverables submitted by collaborators for completeness and quality (preliminary check)
  • Manage relationships with program sponsors
  • Support country coordinators in their functions as needed. 
  • Assist program and work package leads as needed
  • Lead the planning and organization of program workshops
  • Coordinate arrangements and logistics for program meetings together with other staff as needed
  • Prepare and maintaining inventories, program outputs and program website.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations
  • Communicate research findings to external audiences as appropriate.
  • Respond to requests for information about research program
  • Lead requisite donor reporting, including financial and technical reporting
  • Support the piloting of the use of project management software to manage proposal and contract processes within the unit
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business management, international relations, nutrition, agriculture, economics, or related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience following the degree
  • Project Management Certification
  • Strong experience with program management methods and tools.
  • Experience with agile and waterfall methodology
  • Experience with Smartsheet, MS Project, MS Planner or other related software
  • Demonstrated experience working with MS Office Suite, including MS Teams
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse stakeholders (donors, non-governmental organizations, academia), preferably in an international environment
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully coordinating multiple project activities and managing project deliverables
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment; excellent organizational and time management skills and attention to details
  •  Experience working with research teams to successfully manage project activities.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel internationally needed

Senior Program Manager I

  • Master’s degree in business management, international relations, nutrition, agriculture, economics, or related discipline plus 8 years of relevant professional experience following the degree
  • Two years of management experience
  • Significant experience using project management software (listed above)

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Proficiency in a second language of the U.N. system
  • Experience working with NGOs
  • Familiarity with international food, nutrition, agriculture and development issues
  • Experience working with partners across disciplines and international locations

Physical Demand & Work environment:

  •  Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer - F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

Job Summary

The Nutrition, Diets and Health (NDH) Unit of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Manager II/ Senior Program Manager I for a large, multi-partner research…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

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