Technical Program Manager - East Africa

Corus International

About the organization

Corus International leads an ensemble of social impact organizations working together in the world’s most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access and climate change. Corus is a new model in the international space, creating a consortium of specialized non-profit and for-profit entities for greater impact. Additional growth is expected.

Corus combines over 150 years of experience of our non-profit and for-profit subsidiary organizations – LWR, IMA, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and LWR Farmers Market. Together, the organizations take a systematic approach to grow rural economies, eliminate extreme poverty, ensure access to quality healthcare, and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in fragile settings.

Further details about the organization can be found at https://corusinternational.org

Duties

Position Summary:

This is a global position is located in Kenya – Nairobi. Legal ability to work in Kenya preferred.

The Technical Program Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating the technical,
administrative, logistical, and managerial support for Corus project implementation and program
development in the ECS Africa region with special emphasis in East and Southern Africa. This position will serve as a primary liaison between country offices and headquarters and is expected to communicate with key internal and external stakeholders including international finance, compliance, country program staff, sub-recipients/contractors, consultants, and donor representatives regularly

Qualifications

Education:
• Master’s Degree in agriculture, nutrition, international development or other related field.
• PMP or similar certification a plus/preferred.
Qualifications:
• At least 5 years’ experience managing and implementing international development programs.
• At least 5 years’ experience HQ backstop experience
• Cross-cultural sensitivity required with at least 1 year of experience living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Working knowledge of USG and other international donor funding mechanisms (including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements) required.
• Demonstrated experience and detailed knowledge of working with USAID and other international donors such as FCDO, UN, and foundations, etc.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing.
• Some experience in business and proposal development/positioning preferred.

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