Banyan Global

Senior Program Manager, East Africa Regional Project

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/20/2020 10:37 AM)
ID
2020-1539
# of Openings
1

Overview

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, health, and evaluation and learning.

 

Banyan Global is recruiting for a Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager will provide technical and management oversight to the implementation of a large USAID-funded regional economic growth project in East Africa. The position is based in Washington, DC with extensive travel to the region. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the collaborative design and implementation of the project work plan.
  • Lead the completion of project technical reports, e.g., regional value chain action plans, trade landscape analyses, and business advisory service assessments.
  • Assist in project start-up operations, including recruitment.
  • Translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans with all pertinent Banyan Global staff. Regularly review and update strategies and plans with all team members.
  • Provide direct technical, administrative, operational, and financial oversight to the project Chief of Party and entire project team.
  • Oversee the drafting of the project communications plan and oversee quality control of all communications products.
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Respond to all donor reporting requirements, including quarterly and annual project reports, and other deliverables as specified in the contract.
  • Represent the project at meetings with donors and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative planning and budgeting processes in partnership with Banyan Global’s headquarters financial management staff.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in international development, economics, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience working on economic growth, trade, resilience, agricultural policy, and/or agriculture programming, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience working on technical aspects of USAID economic growth programs, including supporting value chain analyses, trade studies, and policy and regulatory reform.
  • Understanding of resilience issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • At least 10 years of experience with project management and financial management on USAID programming. Experience managing staff.
  • Ability to travel for 3-4 weeks at a time to East Africa, including regional travel.
  • Demonstrated representational skills in fostering relationships with partner governments, donors, and national and international NGOs and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English required; second language a plus.

 

Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website, https://banyanglobal.com/careers/

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