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About UMR:

United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. We are one of the fastest growing NGOs in the country, with a focus on relief and developmental needs globally and domestically. We currently have an opening for a full-time Program Manager with a proven track record in project management in humanitarian and complex environments, and a heavy focus on the MENA region.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional skills in advancing UMR's main MENA programs, mainly gender equality and women economic empowerment programs for vulnerable and marginalized women and girls, including refugee women, with the ultimate goal of increasing their entrepreneurial skills. You will also lead the design, implementation and delivery of health and food security projects across the Programs department, with a strong focus in the MENA region. This role will also supervise UMR’s HQ-based Program Officers (both East Africa and South Asia regions) with their project management and proposal development for their respective regions.

We are looking for someone who will facilitate participatory and collaborative approaches to move teams towards results; utilize learn-by-doing, learn-by-peers, and blended learning methodologies; facilitate collaborative development of comprehensive MEAL plans, detailed program implementation plans, and operational plans with the collaboration of the HQ Program Officers; partner with women’s rights organizations; support in organizing action plans for the operationalization of M&E plans and coordinate mentoring of partners to support the development and operationalization of the M&E systems. The Program Manager will support the management of potential donors and prospects, technical assistance providers, individual trainers, coaches, mentors, speakers, nominating partners, visibility partners, and/or other economic development and health partners.

The ideal candidate will have a strong experience developing proposals, seek funding opportunities, designing projects, and will be comfortable outlining and planning all aspects of work related to a given project such as budget, timelines and teams. They will have strong communication skills that enable them to effectively communicate with all relevant teams. This individual should be able to foresee any problems related to the completion of a project and act in a timely manner to mitigate any issues. 

Key Responsibilities:

● Provide program management oversight including partner selection, proposal

development, and grants management

● Lead in writing proposals, concept papers, weekly/monthly/quarterly reports, etc.

● Ensure the necessary process and programs structure is in place to effectively apply to

awards/grants to support UMR’s key projects

● Oversee the recruitment and management of staff and consultants, including the

recruitment of staff in the MENA region

● Supervise the HQ Program Officers, providing guidance and coordinating their work

across the Programs department

● Work with the senior management team to strategically plan and design UMR’s program

intervention according to global, regional and local trends and needs

● Support the development and/or documentation of training implementation and tools

● Ensure the proper process is in place for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and

Learning (MEAL), Quality Assurance to ensure that programs are being implemented in

line with relevant standards and best practices

● Ensure projects’ record keeping and statistical information is maintained, updated and

communicated with the relevant stakeholders

● Participate and coordinate with relevant actors, such as working groups, clusters and

relevant government institutions

● Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans

as required

● Other duties may be assigned.


Competencies and Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

● Have a wide range of experience in multi-sectoral relief efforts and long-term

development interventions

● Significant experience in Livelihoods, Food Security, women empowerment and/or health

sectors is strongly preferred

● Strong experience with proposal development, with track record of winning awards

● Knowledge and experience with girls’ education, women entrepreneurship, and gender

approaches and tools

● Exhibit the ability to learn and apply new skills, stay abreast of current developments,

require minimal supervision, use resources effectively, and display an understanding of

how this position relates to others

● In depth knowledge of program management and development procedures

● Experience in a highly volatile environment desired

● Demonstrated ability to provide leadership across a team

● Ability to network with peer organizations and donor agencies

● Ability to lead and manage highly sensitive multicultural challenges by responding

appropriately to different situations

● Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

● Experience with delivering capacity building interventions


Requirements:

● Master's degree or equivalent in international development, international relations or

equivalent field

● At least 5 years of program management in the INGO sector, preferably in the

humanitarian and development field, with at least 3 years being in Women’s Protection

and Empowerment, food security, and/or education and health in emergencies context

● Proven record of managing and delivering successful programs from inception to

completion

● Proven record of funding projects through grants and other fundraising means

● Strong grant-writing/proposal experience, with a track record of winning awards

● Demonstrate clear understanding of gender, human rights, and refugee issues

surrounding violence against women and girls

● Excellent oral and written skills in both English and Arabic required.


Additional Skills Desired:

Use of Technology - Fluency in MS Office, Salesforce and other relevant project management tools; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability maximizing efficient use of resources to achieve maximum programmatic impact; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and overall programs’ procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please submit your CV/resume, cover letter, salary history and expectations, and at least three professional references to hr@umrelief.org. Please include “Program Manager” in the email title.

The professional references should include: Supervisors, managed staff, as well as peers references.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

UMR is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.


Safeguarding & Ethics:

UMR is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to UMR’s Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times.

UMR is in the process to require team members to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.


UMR offers:

Full package medical, vision and dental

401K plan matching

Public transportation benefits

Annual reimbursement for job related accredited continued education, courses and professional certificates


 

About UMR:

United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. We are one of the fastest growing NGOs in the country, with a focus on relief and developmental needs globally and…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    15 de diciembre de 2021
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    7 de diciembre de 2021
  • Educación
    Maestría/Máster
  • Nivel Profesional
    Directivo
Salario
Por encima de USD $85.000
/ año

Compensación

Full package medical, vision and dental

401K plan matching

Public transportation benefits

Annual reimbursement for job related accredited continued education, courses and professional certificates.

 

Full package medical, vision and dental

401K plan matching

Public transportation benefits

Annual reimbursement for job related accredited continued education, courses and…

Nivel de Idiomas

English

Arabic

English

Arabic

Ubicación

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El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
Ubicación Asociada
Washington, DC, USA

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