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Program Manager - IFPRI

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: May 30, 2024 (16 days ago)

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Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant area of expertise preferred, such as agriculture or international development.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience designing, managing, and implementing large and complex development programs.
  • Program Management Certification
  • At least five years of senior program experience working and living in a developing country, ideally in East Asia or Africa.
  • Strong project management skills, including effective communication and decision-making abilities.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and comfortable in a global team, including working well with team members located in multiple time zones and countries.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to structure analyses that drive strategic decisions
  • Prior experience as Project Lead preferred.
  • Full fluency in English (verbal, written).


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Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant area of expertise preferred, such as agriculture or international development.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience designing, managing, and implementing large and complex development programs.
  • Program Management Certification
  • At least five years of senior program experience working and living in a developing country, ideally in East Asia or Africa.
  • Strong project management skills, including effective communication and decision-making abilities.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and comfortable in a global team, including working well with team members located in multiple time zones and countries.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to structure analyses that drive strategic decisions
  • Prior experience as Project Lead preferred.
  • Full fluency in English (verbal, written).


  • Provide overall management of the program in line with donor guidelines to achieve project objectives.
  • Work with IFPRI-HarvestPlus HQ and country offices to develop overall project plan, annual and quarterly work plans
  • Ensure project success through high-quality technical leadership and oversight.
  • Lead team to ensure proper coordination and guidance among national/local government, partners, community partners, NGOs and other key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
  • Direct transparent communications with partners, including negotiating scopes of work, addressing requisite revisions in programmatic work, and troubleshooting issues that may arise.
  • Establish compliance with donor regulations and IFPRI-HarvestPlus guidelines.


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