Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time




12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego
United States


WCG is an international non-profit organization committed to empowering, educating and enabling women and girls to make informed choices and access critical reproductive health products and services. WCG’s credentials in product introduction have made it a preferred partner of organizations looking to move products from laboratories and manufacturing plants to the women who need them. WCG excels at forming strategic partnerships to introduce and create access to new contraceptive methods around the world. WCG’s quality and regulatory department is experienced in the global registration of drugs and devices, and in aiding manufacturers to improve their processes to meet international best practices. We create options for women when it comes to their reproductive health — no matter where they live. 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Programs Director, the Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for supporting the implementation of WCG’s Reproductive Health projects, including the USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project. Specifically, the PM will be responsible for providing technical guidance and input for market research initiatives and other research as well as monitoring and evaluation efforts. S/he will serve as the primary technical liaison between WCG, field teams and implementing partners. The PM will support the internal management of USAID programs including monitoring compliance with USAID rules and regulations; management of subawardees, budgets and contracts; and drafting and editing internal and external reports, briefs and papers for donors and other stakeholders; and handling administrative details such as travel logistics, meeting preparation, and note taking. The PM will also assist with new business development efforts as needed. This full-time position is based in San Diego, CA and reports to the Programs Director, with daily supervision by the Deputy Director of WCG’s Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project.


Job Responsibilities:

The PM is responsible for supporting WCG’s USAID-funded project activities in a number of countries, including: Zambia, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Duties include:

•        Contributing to the design and implementation of product introduction strategies and implementation in target countries;

•        Conducting field visits and providing short term technical assistance to overseas teams;

•        Contributing to the development of case studies, presentations, technical briefs, training curricula and other program materials required for partners, advocacy or the implementation of the projects;

•        Reviewing program materials for technical accuracy, as well as compliance with donor and/or other requirements;

•        Researching and distributing reference materials as needed;

•        Coordinating with partner and overseas staff and acting as a liaison between those persons and WCG management and functional departments;

•        Creating, reviewing, updating and realigning donor budgets and workplans as needed and managing re-classification and correcting budget entries as needed;

•        Preparing, reviewing and tracking contracts and subawards;

•        Writing, reviewing and editing donor narrative reports and workplans, and ensuring timely submission;

•        Taking and sharing notes on internal and external meetings related to WCG projects;

•        Coordinating the logistics of stakeholder meetings;

•        Coordinating international travel plans and logistics;

•        Assisting in new business development by researching pertinent topics, collaboratively designing new projects, contributing to the writing of concept notes and proposals, editing proposals, developing proposal budgets, and/or coordinating the administrative procedures/details for proposal submission; 

•        Fulfilling other programmatic and administrative functions as required.


The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and cross-cultural skills; experience with human subject research including protocol review, IRB submission and analysis; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines. In addition, the candidate must be a proactive problem solver, who takes personal initiative to develop solutions and alternative plans when delays or challenges are encountered. The candidate will be highly professional and able to represent WCG’s interests with partners and stakeholders. He or she must be able to maintain efficiency in a fast-paced work environment and must have a commitment to women’s health.

Supervisory Responsibility:

The PM may have supervisory responsibilities depending upon implementation plans in new countries.

Education and Qualifications:

•        Master’s degree (MPH, MBA, MIA, MPA, etc.) or equivalent experience;

•        3-5 years’ relevant work experience;

•        At least two years’ work experience in a developing country;

•        Knowledge of and experience with implementing USAID programs as well as familiarity with the international donor community;

•        Experience with family planning and reproductive health;

•        Fluency in English; high-level proficiency in French required;

•        Experience in a related technical area (new product introduction, marketing, behavior change communications, advertising) a plus;

•        Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment;

•        Strong analytical/problem solving capabilities;

•        Excellent quantitative skills, with particular emphasis on working with budgets and spreadsheets, and conducting financial analysis;

•        Proficiency in word processing, the use of Excel, and data analysis;

•        Excellent writing skills.


May include up to approximately 25% travel, both overseas and to Washington, D.C. or other U.S. locations.


WCG provides a competitive salary and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage, 401k, paid vacation and Holidays.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and high-level proficiency in French required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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