Program Manager/Senior Program Manager, Human Rights

Vital Voices Global Partnership

About the organization

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.

Duties

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Expertise: Maintain understanding of gender-based violence challenges and best practices, including key stakeholders, legal/political/governmental structures, security situation, social norms, and major issues facing different countries worldwide.

Program Management: Manage the day-to-day implementation of special projects, including the Urgent Assistance Fund, within the program from design phase through planning, implementation, evaluation and close out. Serve as the primary approver for Urgent Assistance cases, including participation in evening, weekend and holiday supervisory rotations. Ensure adherence to program plans and schedules as well as develop solutions to problems. Engage with local organizations in the implementation and troubleshooting of projects. Manage training workshops or other projects as part of program. Manage partner sub grantee contracts and work products. Coordinate with Finance and Administration to develop, maintain and monitor any other relevant sub-grant processes.

Financial Management: Manage program budgets, as well as updated forecasts. Track spending on project and review for accuracy. Ensure that all financial transactions are done in accordance with VV and donor regulations. Institute due diligence practices to minimize risk and ensure adequate oversight of transactions.
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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree + five years of experience; OR graduate degree in international affairs/development or related field + three years of experience in program management or related experience required for PM role;
Senior Program Manager role requires Bachelor’s degree + seven years of experience, OR graduate degree in international affairs/development or related filed plus five years of experience;
Experience supervising and leading development of at least two direct reports, required;
Minimum of three years of experience working on GBV in an international context, strongly preferred;
Experience of working on USG grants or cooperative agreements, such as US State Department or USAID grants, strongly preferred;
Demonstrated experience and passion for gender/women’s issues, specifically GBV;
A minimum of two years of experience providing direct support for victims/survivors of GBV, including leading direct service programs that provide crisis intervention, shelter, legal services and/or psychosocial support required; Background and experience related to harmful traditional practices and conflict/unstable settings strongly preferred;
A proven track record of strong program management including planning & implementation, financial management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and managing donor relations;
Experience living/working overseas required, with a preference for experience living and/or working in Sub Saharan Africa;
Experience with research & data analysis

Application instructions

Resume, Cover Letter, and Three Professional References

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