The Program Manager- Food, Nutrition and Agriculture will oversee the implementation of Counterpart programs in the practice areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Program Manager- Food, Nutrition and Agriculture will perform the following functions-
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- Manage the successful implementation of technical, financial, and administrative activities of programs in the areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
- Provide technical support to the field teams in the areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
- Reviews program technical products for quality. Stay abreast of new technical developments and best practices and serve as a technical resource. Support field offices on existing tools and leading the development of innovative, effective, country-appropriate approaches and best practice.
- Develop, review, track progress against program work plans and performance monitoring and evaluation plans.
- Capture, distribute, and promote program best practices, lessons learned, success stories and impacts in other programs and across the organization.
- Ensure compliance with local laws; Counterpart policies and procedures; and donor rules and regulations.
- Maintain regular communications with field to stay current on program activities; facilitate communications between HQ and field; and proactively identify and troubleshoot problems.
- Manage program budgets and prepare financial projections. Monitor and analyze program pipelines and burn reports on a monthly basis. Track program expenditures against budget and obligated funds.
- Prepare budget realignments and/or modifications to existing awards.
- Review and process consultant invoices, field cash advances, expense reports, and other program billable costs. Closely collaborates with field team, finance and administration, and program staff in conducting proactive financial backstopping and budget tracking.
- Write and edit program quarterly, annual and other regular reports for timely submission to donors.
- Draft relevant sub-agreements, grants, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, and other documents needed for the implementation of program activities. Monitor and manage the execution of sub-agreements, grants, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, and other contracts for the delivery of goods and services.
- Contribute to new business development activities as needed. Provide technical contributions and review on proposals as requested.
- Prepare outreach materials, program highlights for donors, stakeholders, key decision makers, and other interested audiences.
- Engage in professional forums, workshops, events related relevant to the programs. Represent Counterpart at conferences and other events.
- Supervise commodity management and commodity ledger reporting. Coordinate and track commodity shipments in coordination with logistics vendors.
- Oversee the monetization process. Monitor sales and report commodity loss, as appropriate.
- Supervise and provide guidance to junior staff.
- Manage the start-up and close-out of programs, and ensure prompt resolution of outstanding issues.
- Other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have-
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- Master’s degree in international development, public policy, public health, or combination of education and experience in relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 years of program management experience in areas of food security, nutrition, and agriculture.
- Familiarity with USDA/USAID, or other international donor rules and regulations required.
- Experience in program start-ups, close-outs and budget monitoring.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong inter-personal skills, sound judgment and tact, ability to work in multi-cultural and lingual settings.
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with attention to detail.
- French proficiency preferred.
- Willingness to travel to program countries.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
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