Senior Program Manager, Clean Energy and Circular Economy (Spanish and USAID Experience Required)

Winrock International

About the organization

Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges.


Winrock’s Energy and Environment (E2) group supports healthy natural environments by developing and implementing solutions to protect natural resources, enhance ecosystem services, address climate change, scale access to clean energy, and reduce pollution. E2's Clean Energy and Circular Economy (CE2) team works in two fields. Our circular economy portfolio addresses pollution issues including solid waste management and plastic pollution reduction. Under clean energy, we specialize in off-grid solar applications for rural smallholders, including solar water pumps and solar chillers. Through transaction advisory services, innovative financing, and market acceleration, we mobilize private investment in renewables, clean cooking, and energy efficiency. Currently we work in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Vietnam.

The CE2 Senior Program Manager will initially focus primarily on our circular economy work, serving as home office project manager responsible for achieving the results of large, multi-year projects. The CE2 Senior Program Manager will also play a key role in major proposals, including technical design, writing, partner engagement, and travel for proposal development. This position also offers the opportunity to exchange insights and learnings with thought leaders on energy and environmental issues facing the Global South.


Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in international development, especially in home office project management, financial oversight, technical assistance, and donor compliance, including:

USAID project management experience required
Experience with one or more of the following technical areas preferred: reducing pollution, clean energy, climate change, forestry, natural resource management, economic development
Demonstrated success in proposal development for US Government or other donors including multilateral development banks, other bilateral funders, and foundations
Experience training in-country staff and coach

Excellent written and oral communication skills for project management, donor and partner relations, and new business development
Fluency in English and Spanish is required
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks, and work under pressure while ensuring quality
Demonstrated strong analytical capability and problem-solving abilities required
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and foster a positive working environment
Ability to always demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards
Experience incorporating gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations into effective programming preferred
Willingness and ability to travel


$120,000 - $134,000

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