Education and Literacy Program Manager

Business Operations & Management

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Why You Want To Work Here:

We’re an international nonprofit focused on humanitarian and development work abroad. This position will support and provide input on educational strategic direction and inclusive leadership in the implementation, prioritization, and selection of opportunities to maintain and expand the company portfolio and services that improve education outcomes.  This team member will be a vital member of the technical team, which will assist in shaping and guiding the department’s mission, vision, and goals.

Responsibilities of the Education and Literacy Program Manager:

  • Serve as education subject matter expert during new business development activities, including proposal writing
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of education and literacy components of organization
  • Collaborate with all technical staff to ensure education interests are closely integrated with other project activities
  • Support teacher professional development
  • Provide technical support on programmatic effectiveness and prepare high-quality technical and project deliverables including but not limited to Quarterly Reports, Semi-Annual Reports, and other donor required reports with input from program staff in the field
  • Liaise with various teams (administrators, teachers, and grade-level) to facilitate analysis of data provided by outcomes, common evaluations, and formative assessments
  • Serve as a POC for portfolio-related status, actions, decisions, risks, issues, and schedules for strategic initiatives that relate education programming
  • Partner with colleagues, regional and country office leadership to identify and mitigate issues; ensure excellence compliance with organizational and donor policies and procedures; and relevant strategies are implemented with fidelity
  • Ensure collaboration across departments and country offices to design and deliver programs and services that meet or exceed best and high-impact practice standards
  • Other duties as need / assigned

Qualifications of the Education and Literacy Program Manager:

  • A Master’s degree in Education and/or equivalent in International Relations, Child Development, or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of international development programs, with demonstrated expertise in education and literacy
  • Ability to effectively negotiate with prospective donors and a demonstrated ability to develop and write detailed technical project proposals meeting donor and budget requirements
  • Knowledge and practical experience with Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) preferred
  • Knowledge of US government award mechanisms, financial policies and guidelines, and procurement rules and regulations
  • Consultative approach to building of national staff, liaise with partners and have a strong capacity to effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs, and community on initiatives
  • Strong research background or experience in managing large scale research studies is highly valued
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Readiness to undertake a broad range of tasks as necessary
  • Ability and willingness to travel (on occasion) as needed

Education and Literacy Program Manager
Alexandria, VA (Remote during COVID)
Full-Time Opportunity ($70-90K + Benefits)

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