Regional Program Manager

Posted 9 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Regional Program Manager (RPM) for the Iraq Regional Program (IRP) based in Mosul, Iraq. IRP is a USAID project that aims to promote an inclusive and stable Iraq; assist persecuted, conflict-affected populations; and support stabilization and recovery efforts. The RPM will oversee all staff in their assigned satellite office, including operations staff, a MEL assistant, and one or more grants management unit (GMU). The RPM must have the programmatic and operational skills necessary to run a field office in a challenging and complex environment. This includes a nuanced understanding of the local and regional context, the talent to develop activities responsive to this context and program objectives, the interpersonal skills to manage a diverse local team, and the operational knowledge to overcome implementation challenges. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the senior leader of the grants management unit (GMU) in the satellite office and lead the design, development, and implementation of grants in compliance with USAID policies
  • Under the direction of the COP and DCOP-Programs, ensure proper negotiation of the final terms and conditions for grants, and review and analyze budget estimates for allocability, reasonableness, and consistency 
  • Ensure effective liaison between project staff and grant recipients; provide project grant recipients with technical advice and assistance as needed in areas such as financial management, procurement requirements, and implementation planning 
  • Work closely with M&E staff and others to ensure that monitoring and evaluation is conducted as required and that outputs and impact are captured and recorded in the project’s web-based activity database in an accurate and timely fashion 
  • Actively participate in problem solving and troubleshooting throughout the grants cycle to ensure implementation remains within the spirit of the original design concept
  • Represent IRP as senior leadership for the assigned satellite office in Iraq 
  • Write content for weekly highlights, periodic snapshots, and ad hoc reports
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
  • Demonstrated experience in grants, compliance, and procurement management focused on ensuring that activities are being implemented on-time, in accordance with the specifications of the approved activity, and in compliance with USAID policies
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience supervising complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries
  • Prior experience conducting multiple grants or procurement short term assignments and/or long-term field position in a similar capacity strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, strong professional judgment
  • Prior experience on OTI programs, including familiarity with the OTI activity cycle
  • Relevant field experience with local partners in conflict-affected environments and with remotely managed projects preferred
  • Strong communications skills, with prior experience providing grants or procurement training to staff and local partners preferred
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; Written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required.

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