Sr Prog Off, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders Initiative., IREX, (Wash DC)

TITLE: Senior Program Officer
LOCATION: Washington, DC
PRACTICE: Leadership
REPORTS TO: Deputy Project Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
IREX seeks a Senior Program Officer to support programming for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders Initiative.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Support Program Director/Deputy Director in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables
Manage relationships and outreach with partner institutions, including academic, corporate, non-profit, and government partners, and vendors;
Supervise subcontractors and consultants, and provide direction to program junior staff;
Manage administrative aspects of the program including participant application, review, selection, and placement process, and participant enrollment in leadership development programs;
Manage a wide range of participant information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness;
Contribute to and manage the production of program deliverables including participant materials, handbooks, templates and guides for program partners, and program reports;
Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation, analyze results to inform project implementation;
Track program expenditures and develop and monitor program budgets;
Represent IREX and Leadership Practice interests both within and outside of IREX;
Liaise with funders upon request and assist with business development efforts as assigned;
Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in international education, international affairs, international development, or related field; Master’s preferred
Minimum of five years managing international education programs demonstrating progressive experience, with a focus on exchange programming and/or professional training/development programs;
Minimum of two years managing staff
Availability to travel domestically as well as support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends
Experience with procurement procedures and sub-award management
Experience creating, managing and monitoring program budgets
Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and generate solutions;
Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills;
Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize;
Able to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible;
Familiarity with Department of State grants highly preferred
Demonstrated understanding of sub-Saharan Africa and recent developments in the region preferred
International work or study experience preferred;
Background or experience in public management or business and entrepreneurship preferred;
Knowledge of a foreign language preferred, particularly French, Portuguese, Swahili, and/or African regional languages.

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