Program Associate, COMEL

Panagora Group, Inc

About the organization

Panagora Group is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) providing novel and integrated solutions in international development. Our goal is to build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building using demand-driven approaches that engage the private sector. Our main practice areas are Global Health; Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation; and Innovation and Organizational Learning. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.


The Program Associate will support the Program Manager to provide a broad range of project management oversight, financial management, and operation support to sub and prime contracts. As part of a team, the successful candidate will also participate in new business activities and uphold new business and project management standards, policies, and procedures. Colombia Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (COMEL) project seeks an innovative and highly motivated Program Associate to join our team.

Serve as an interface with Panagora field and U.S.-based project staff, as well as short and long-term consultants.
Support the development of budgets.
Track consultant assignments and billing on a monthly basis to support the correct and timely completion of timesheets.
Draft and initiate requests for approvals for new staff to the client.
Support recruitment and fielding of full-time and short-term personnel based on scopes of work and negotiated subcontract and/or prime contract agreements.
Establish, maintain, and develop a smooth working relationship with activity staff, consultants, and clients.
Support communications between home office, field office, and technical and management staff to ensure regular, open communication, including note-taking at routine team meetings.
Identify and document good practices and lessons learned; contribute to the development of Standard Operations Procedures (SOP), policies and support the development of new project


Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development or a degree in a relevant field preferred with 3+ years of experience required OR advanced degree in a relevant field with 1+ year of relevant experience required
Familiarity with USAID global health and international development programming required
Demonstrated project management and new business skills required
Experience with integrated health, private sector health programming, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and/or knowledge management desired
Experience in developing a collaborative relationship with field-based staff
Solid understanding of field needs and how HQ can support a field office to deliver quality results on time within budget
Strong change management, results-oriented, and decision-making skills
Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team
Demonstrated self-starter with leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
Proficient MS Office skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience living and working in the field, preferably in a low resource setting
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages, (French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish)
Reports to: Program Manager

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Panagora is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. When the health and safety situation allows, we anticipate adopting a hybrid work schedule including fully and partially remote work schedules based on current federal, state, and local pandemic guidance.

Panagora Group, Inc. offers competitive salaries including regular performance reviews and merit increases with an excellent insurance program (health, dental and vision) paid leave, holidays, bonuses, employee assistance program, training and development assistance, commuter allowance, phone allowance, Society for International Development and Humentum Memberships, as well as employee stock ownership (ESOP) and 401K programs.

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