Program Manager, Latin America and Peace

Organization description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership (, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women’s leadership in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights, and political participation, seeks a talented professional with strong program development and implementation skills for the position of Program Manager, Human Rights.

Position description:
The Human Rights team seeks a talented professional with strong international gender-based violence (GBV) subject matter expertise for the position of Program Manager. The Program Manager will lead and close out the Honduras Program and the Cuba Program under the Voices Against Violence Initiative (VAV). This includes activities such as creating programming based upon participant needs, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation of the programs, budget management, program amendments and all aspects of subaward management. The Honduras and Cuba Programs will be closing out in December 2021, at which point the Program Manager would be responsible for the closeout of the programs. The Program Manager will also manage the Peace Fellowship, a fellowship program for GBV Advocates related to enhancing Women, Peace, and Security in the Balkans region. The management of this program includes program design, participant selection, implementation, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation, as well as budget and subaward management. This position is based in Washington, DC (though it is currently remote during the global pandemic) and reports to the Director of Global Community Impact and Inclusion, Human Rights.


  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Subject Matter Expertise: Bring a deep understanding of gender-based violence, its root causes, the ways in which it manifests in different global contexts, and its impacts on victims/survivors and society. Maintain an understanding of challenges associated with addressing GBV, including major issues facing different countries worldwide, and challenges associated with social norms and unstable settings. Maintain an understanding of international best practices in GBV service provision, including identifying and engaging with key stakeholders, and legal, political, and governmental structures towards individual, relational, systems, and broader social norms change.
  •  Program Management: Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Honduras Program from re-design of final activities through planning, implementation, evaluation and close out. Additionally, manage the day-to-day implementation of the Peace Fellowship from oversight of program logistics, execution of program planning and design, evaluation and subaward management. Manage partner subgrantee agreements across all three programs and ensure project deliverables are met on time and on budget. Coordinate with the Finance and Administration team to develop, maintain and monitor any other relevant subgrant processes.
  • Curriculum Development, Facilitation and Training: Across all three programs, the manager will develop curriculum, facilitate trainings, select trainers and consultants, as well as collect and analyze survey data for multidisciplinary partners, service providers and other stakeholders.
  • Financial Management: Manage program budgets, as well as financial forecasts and reports. Track spending on projects and review for accuracy. Ensure that all financial transactions are done in accordance with VV and donor regulations. Institute due diligence practices to minimize risk and ensure adequate oversight of transactions.
  • Contractor and Sub-Grantee Management: Manage sub-grantee and contractor agreements. This includes, but is not limited to, leading the process of designing and revising project proposals, contracts, and budgets; finalizing templates for program and financial reports to sub-grantees; reviewing sub-grantee reports; tracking sub-grant spending and progress; and closing out the awards.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Manage design and implementation of M&E instruments, in consultation with other relevant team members, including the M&E Specialist. Demonstrate program impact through M&E analysis in presentations and reports.
  • Relationship Management: Identify and liaise with key stakeholders both in the U.S. and in countries of operation. Maintain contact and relationships with organizations, individuals, and participants on Vital Voices’ behalf. Act as point of contact for partner organizations; coordinate communications; manage roles and responsibilities; administer sub-grants; and serve as liaison for the Human Rights team to other organizational teams and programs, when appropriate.
  • Communications: Draft and finalize quarterly reports across Cuba, Honduras and Peace Fellowship programs. Collaborate with team members to produce donor reports, create one-pagers, concept notes, and other communications for the Human Rights team and specific programs. Oversee and edit program content and descriptions for Vital Voices website and other print or electronic media.
  • General Team Administration: Includes hiring and onboarding of new staff; taking a lead on at least one of the strategic planning teams; streamlining project and program staffing and resources; updating team processes and procedures; and other miscellaneous tasks as required in a leadership role.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Program Manager: bachelor’s degree plus five years of relevant experience; OR graduate degree in international affairs/development or related field plus three years of experience in relevant program management or related experience, REQUIRED;
  • Minimum of three years of experience working on GBV issues in an international context, REQUIRED
  • Advanced professional proficiency in Spanish, REQUIRED
  •  Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish REQUIRED
  •  Experience living/working overseas in Latin America and the Caribbean, REQUIRED, additional experience living/ working in Europe preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working on USG grants or cooperative agreements, such as US State Department or USAID grants, including directly liaising as the point of contact with federal funders REQUIRED
  • Program management skills, including program design, planning and implementation, financial management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and managing donor relations, particularly across global markets in multiple regions REQUIRED
  • Experience developing, writing and facilitating curriculum for international audiences
  • Advanced computer literacy, including strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in and passion for gender/women’s issues, specifically GBV
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize work, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and deliver high-quality results within tight timelines with minimal supervision, on time and within budget;
  •  Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  •  Demonstrated cultural sensitivity;
  • Experience with public speaking and training in international contexts;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Familiarity and experience with Salesforce

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other federal, state or local protected characteristic. Vital Voices does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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