Program Manager

Panagora Group

About the organization

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. 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.


Panagora Group seeks a full-time program manager to join our Silver Spring office. The program manager is responsible for ensuring the operational effectiveness and compliant implementation of activities. The manager will provide a broad range of project management, operations, budgeting, and technical support to prime and subcontracts. The manager will also take on new business and technical assignments according to company needs and individual expertise. The manager will work under the direction and supervision of the director and will serve as supervisor to associates. We are looking for managers with programmatic, budgeting, IDIQ subcontract administration and field team backstopping experience. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience with USAID regulations, practices, and full-cycle project management activities.

Provide day-to-day support to field teams, including communications and responding to requests and adherence to contract requirements and government regulations
Oversee financial management of assigned projects including developing, tracking, and updating budgets; monitoring monthly projections and actuals; obligated funds notifications; anticipate budget modifications and other financial matters
Lead project start-up and close-out activities, develop and refine project management tools, resources, and processes
Support the development and implementation of annual work plans; ensure timely and high-quality review


Master’s degree in health, business, international development, or a relevant field
5-7 years of USAID project management or relevant work experience with international donors required
Experience with global health, private sector health, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and/or knowledge management desired
Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
Proven track record in various new business roles in a USAID context required
Strong numeracy skills: ability to put together cost proposals and budgets
At least two years supervisory experience desired
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Proficient MS Office skills, particularly with Excel
Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
Experience living and working in a developing country strongly preferred
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred

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