Program Manager

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises in a great variety of roles, the International Rescue Committee’s staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.


The West Africa Program Manager will be responsible for providing a range of administrative and programmatic HQ support services to country programs in the region, working closely with and reporting jointly to the two Regional Program Officers. The Program Manager will work with country office grants and finance staff, as well as the regional team, to ensure timely and accurate grant reporting and maintain grant records. This position requires field travel.


Grants Management

Review, edit, and provide substantive feedback on grant reports prior to donor submission and submit reports in a timely manner;
Maintain the region’s grant filing system at HQ and detailed lists of the region’s active grants by country, including reporting deadlines, and alert colleagues as appropriate;
Provide support to the Program Officers in proposal/grant modifications and submissions, including liaising with various departments to obtain approvals and helping to ensure complete proposal packages;
Liaise with the Finance Department to finalize codes when grants and sub-grants are fully executed, and relay proper documentation back to the country programs;
Review and process sub-award proposal packages, sub-award agreements and modifications, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s Sub-Award


Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Education, International Affairs, Social Work, etc.) - or equivalent;
Minimum 2 years related non-profit and/or administrative work experience desirable. Some field experience a plus, regional experience in particular;
Proven writing and editing skills: the ability to draft memos & letters and edit reports and proposals;
Solid organizational and administrative skills, with a proven ability to prioritize projects with attention to detail;
Understanding of United States Government donors and their requirements preferred;
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, file sharing and database software;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people within and across departments in a multi-cultural environment;
Both a team player and independent performer in a very fast paced environment;
Ability and willingness to travel;
Ability to work in French required.

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