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Job Posting: National Democratic Institute – Senior Program Manager


The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Senior Program Manager with significant management experience in the democracy and governance sector. The Senior Program Manager will support the communications and operations of the four-year Cambodia Democratic Reforms program, working in close collaboration with NDI local partner organizations and program beneficiaries. The supervisory role will include overseeing staff in project management and reporting while also assisting the Chief of Party (COP) in program design and strategic decisions. This position is anticipated to become available in March 2017.

Responsibilities:
Senior Program Manager is responsible for:

♦ Support the COP in daily management of the program, including oversight of staff and partners responsible for program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
♦ Provide input on strategic direction and vision of the program, in collaboration with COP, USAID, and key stakeholders, including program partners, public sector representatives, service providers, and sub grantees.
♦ Oversee and guide reporting and promotional activities, ensuring an effective communications strategy is pursued with all stakeholders.
♦ Ensure timely and quality reporting to the donor in accordance with the requirements of the cooperative agreement.
♦ Work with the DCOP to supervise operational and administrative activities to ensure compliance with USAID and other relevant regulations.
♦ Maintain fruitful and productive relationships with appropriate Ministry personnel, and other program partners through regular contact and meetings.
♦ Support the COP in daily contact with USAID; maintain good relationships and be responsive to their priorities and needs.
♦ Supervise the production of effective written reports and oral presentations on the program, including preparing periodic reports, updating on challenges facing the program, and articulating the program’s success in meeting deliverables.
♦ Represent NDI and overall program interests at local, national and regional meetings, workshops and conferences as needed.
♦ Supervise staff as assigned, including providing regular professional support and coaching to supervisees, assessing their performance and recommending improvements.
♦ Contribute to a work environment that promotes motivation, performance, teamwork, trust, and mutual respect, and empowers staff to take responsibility.
♦ All other duties as needed, in coordination with COP.

Qualifications:
♦ Fluency or near fluency in English is required;
♦ Strong technical expertise in writing and communications;
♦ At least five years of experience in the promotion of democracy and good governance, with a minimum of two years of his or her democracy development experience in management positions in field programs that promote political reform in Cambodia or in Asia;
♦ Excellent communication skills and experience working in large democracy development programs, with a strong track record of successful project management in complex development environments;
♦ Strong teamwork and management skills;
♦ Working knowledge of Google-based applications such as Drive or other cloud based online information management systems and PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their application and CV highlighting relevant experience to John Cavanaugh at jcavanaugh@ndi.org.

Closing Date: March 17, 2017

The technical proposal should contain:
1. A current CV
2. At least two client references from past research work;
3. One example of a previous research report.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.  CV and writing samples are not returnable.

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