The FHI 360 Global Connections (GC) department is a leader in designing innovative international exchanges that promote leadership, professional development, academic opportunities and global collaboration. GC projects help emerging leaders from around the world develop their skills, make valuable global contacts and gain a deeper understanding of each other’s societies and cultures. GC programs are enriched by staff expertise in adult and youth learning approaches, a wide range of disciplines and sectors, and our extensive experience in every aspect of project design, implementation and evaluation.
The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English-language skills to talented 13- to 20-year-olds from disadvantaged sectors around the world through after-school classes and intensive summer sessions in their home communities. As part of their course work, Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate in their countries’ socioeconomic development and better prepare themselves to compete for future U.S. exchange and study programs. Programs are run by local organizations and teachers and focus on participants’ English language, service learning, and critical thinking skills. Since the program’s inception in 2004, over 150,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in Access activities.
The Access Program also offers U.S.-based professional development exchanges for selected teachers and administrators, and U.S. Embassy staff. Regional English Language Officers provide additional TESOL support in the development of teacher and administrator trainings for Access teachers around the globe.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plan, direct, and coordinate activities across five concurrent Cooperative Agreements with a total contract value of over $120 million to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with funding partner, the U.S. Department of State, and other stakeholders, including Regional English Language Officers and global in-country liaisons at U.S. Embassies or Consulates through the use of excellent communications skills and a solution-driven approach.
Build, manage, and mentor team of 25+ staff and continue to strategically expand and develop a staffing structure that aligns with client needs, organizational objectives, and strategic program growth.
Work closely with external funder and internal management to develop and cultivate a strategic vision and long-term strategic plan for the program.
Oversee a collaborative process to develop and refine operating procedures for issuing, managing, and monitoring 600+ service agreements for educational program providers serving constituents in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Coordinate with Systems Director to determine how the design, architecture and development of a large-scale, web-based database will address multi-stakeholder and funder requirements.
Collaborate with the U.S. Department of State on identifying capacity-building needs across the stakeholder network, developing training plans, and establishing implementation protocols to ensure timely and effective training delivery, either online or in-person.
Collaborate with the U.S. Department of State on planning for monitoring, evaluation, and auditing of in-country activities, as directed.
Lead project staff in planning, coordinating, and administering online engagement activities, including Communities of Practice, virtual exchanges, and social media.
Lead project staff in planning, coordinating, and administering U.S.-based in-person workshops and exchanges, including identification of partners and collaboration with funder on content, scope, and implementation timeline.
Work with FHI 360 service units (Procurement, Contracts, Human Resources, Finance) to respond to project and client needs.
Lead the development of proposals for annual funding requests and competitive funding cycles.
Draft and ensure timely submission of high-quality work plans, interim reports, and any other reports required by the U.S. Department of State.
Participate in the strategic development of Global Connections policies, procedures, and protocols with Department Director and departmental managers.
Represent the program and FHI 360 at both internal and external events and collaborate with the Department Director on strategic planning and business development.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices with project management, process development and execution.
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to collaborate, plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
Ability to motivate, mentor, influence and collaborate with others.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to evolving priorities from the U.S Department of State.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with educational theories and program management, with preference for specific experience with English language learners and teachers.
Demonstrated experience writing winning proposal of similar size and scope.
Highly prefer a Master’s Degree in international program management, TESOL, international education or a related field. Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent required.
10+ years of management experience with complex international education, English language education or international exchange projects, including financial management.
Experience working in an international non-governmental organization (NGO), or experience working in an Intensive English Program or International Office at a U.S. academic institution.
Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor and develop staff, plan strategically and meet program objectives.
Proven ability to initiate and launch innovative and creative endeavors to meet client needs.
Expertise in writing successful proposals and preparing bids in response to U.S. government opportunities.
Exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Internal Number: 2020201453
About FHI 360
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
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