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TIFA Program Director

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Washington, DC, USAWashingtonDCUSA

The Program Director leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders. The Program Director has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and the organization’s regulations. Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel by donor.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.
  • Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.
  • Maintain critical relationships with USAID, national and international partners, and other key stakeholders through frequent consultation.
  • Ensure the timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, and financial information for the program.
  • Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.
  • Ensure and oversee a clear technical strategy for the project and guarantee that technical excellence permeates all project activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor- related, organization’s, and program-specific policies.
  • Supervise and mentor all senior management staff.
  • Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization’s and USG regulations
  • Provide oversight for the project’s financial management systems and ensure that they are in line with the organization’s policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.
  • Oversee execution of the organization’s personnel policies and ensure that policies and procedures are clearly communicated to staff and are respected.
  • Liaise with donor personnel, including the AOR on funded activities.
  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partners to support project implementation.
  • Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
  • Ensure effective communication across the entire project with team and relevant stakeholders. This includes (1) providing regular briefings and updates to relevant parties (e.g., supervisors) (2) facilitating regular team meetings to share information across project components and (3) contribute to positive and smoothly functioning relationships with external partners, including international partners and national implementing partners.
  • Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.
  • Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in assigned area and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups.
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • High-level analytical skills to identify appropriate courses of action.
  • Identifies potential risks to portfolio execution and recommends corrective actions.
  • Identifies and incorporates constraints into the portfolio process and recommends solutions.
  • Decisions and actions have a significant impact on management and division operations.
  • Problems encountered are complex and highly varied.
  • Exercises judgment to meet business strategies and develops objectives that align with organizational goals.
Educational Background: 
Minimum of a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, contract negotiations, international development, law, or related field;
  • Strong expertise in a variety of TB technical and programmatic areas.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices with project management, process development and execution.
  • Knowledge of non-profit funding streams, including government and philanthropic.
  • Strong time-management, multi- tasking and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiator and collaborator who strengthens business relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Excellent and demonstrated public relations, policy development, project management and diplomacy skills required.
  • Adaptable to new approaches to doing business.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, district government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.
  • Ability to take initiative and focus on results.
  • Ability to learn new skills and systems, with an entrepreneurial work ethic.

At a minimum, the Program Director must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience working on contract negotiations in an international context;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience successfully leading international development projects similar in scope and complexity;
  • Demonstrated competency in management, leadership, decision making, and business acumen;
  • Demonstrated success in leading organizations and people with diverse backgrounds and skills sets to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior host government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, and U.S. Government Agencies; and
  • Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communications skills.

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Organization Info

Fhi 360

Washington, DC, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

To improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

Why Work For Us?: 

We Believe…

…the key to improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable people lies in generating, sharing, and applying knowledge.

…sustainability comes from improving the capacity of individuals and countries to address their needs.

…in partnerships with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and communities.

…in approaches that address human needs as a whole

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 14 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 14 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Fhi 360