IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer to provide vision and leadership for programmatic and curricular planning, budgetary and subaward oversight, and participant emergency management for Leadership in Business Institutes on the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage relationships and outreach with partner institutions, including academic, corporate, non-profit, and government partners, and vendors
Provide partner institutions with program and participant support including curricular design, logistics, policy compliance, and emergency management
Track program expenditures and develop and monitor partner budgets and subaward agreements
Contribute to and manage the production of program deliverables including participant materials, handbooks, resources for program partners, and program reports
Manage a wide range of participant information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness
Support project monitoring and evaluation, analyze results to inform project implementation
Conduct research on existing programming, possible partners, design approaches, and potential personnel
Draft communications, reports, and resources
Assist with editing, proofreading, and formatting
Supervise subcontractors and consultants, and provide direction to a junior staff direct report
Manage administrative aspects of the program including participant application, review, selection, and placement processes
Represent IREX and Leadership Practice interests both within and outside of IREX
Supporting quarterly program reporting process
Lead internal learning, reflection and knowledge sharing around project components and/or best practices
Support project leadership in all aspects of program implementation
Other duties as assigned
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business, international education, international affairs, international development, or related field; Master's preferred
Minimum of five years managing international education programs demonstrating progressive experience, with a focus on exchange programming and/or professional training/development programs
Demonstrated experience with program and participant support including curricular design, logistics, policy compliance, and participant conduct and emergency management
Knowledge of procurement procedures and sub-award management
Experience creating, managing, and monitoring program budgets
Familiarity with content design and experience implementing trainings, panels, and sessions
Experience using data management tools, maintaining data integrity, managing records, and analyzing data
Experience working in and/or interest in developing capacity to support project systems including Salesforce, SharePoint, SurveyGizmo, MailChimp, Formstack, Canvas LMS, and Submittable
Familiarity with U.S. Department of State grants (preferred)
Demonstrated understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa and recent developments in the region (preferred)
International work, travel, or study experience
Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and generate solutions
Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills
Excellent computer skills, including Excel (required)
Data management skills, including strong Excel skills and Salesforce (or comparable CRS/database) experience
Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize
Able to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible
Availability to travel domestically and internationally as well as support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends
Please upload a file that includes a resume and a cover letter that includes your salary range requirements.
IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people from achieving their full potential. To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create person-to-person bridges between nations. We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships. IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.
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