Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.
The Human Rights Department seeks a talented professional with strong international gender-based violence (GBV) subject matter expertise for the position of Program Manager, Human Rights. The Program Manager will lead the Voices Against Violence (VAV) Fellowship Program, including participant selection, needs assessment, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation and subaward management. Additionally, the Manager will serve as the focal point for digital security across the department program activities ensuring that the program’s digital security and data management/warehousing are reflective of emerging trends/threats. 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. This role supervises and supports the professional development of two members of the Human Rights team who will directly report to the Program Manager.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· 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 VAV Fellowship Program from design phase through planning, implementation, evaluation and close out. Manage partner subgrantee (fellow) agreements and ensure project deliverables are met on time and on budget. Coordinate with Finance and Administration Department to develop, maintain and monitor any other relevant subgrant processes.
· Curriculum Development, Facilitation and Training: Develop curriculum, facilitate trainings, select trainers for subject matter-expertise(SME) trainings, as well as collect and analyze survey data for multidisciplinary partners, service providers and other stakeholders (fellows).
· Financial Management: Manage program budgets, as well as financial forecasts and reports. Track spending on project 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 (fellows) 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 (fellows); reviewing sub-grantee reports; and tracking sub-grant spending and progress.
· 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 Department to other organizational departments and programs, when appropriate.
· Communications: Collaborate with team members to produce donor reports, create one-pagers, concept notes, and other communications for the Human Rights Department and specific programs. Oversee and edit program content and descriptions for Vital Voices website and other print or electronic media.
· Digital Security: Maintain an understanding of digital security and data management and warehousing, virtual acumen, as well as emerging trends/threats. Coordinate with the digital security consultant to ensure that all VAV program activities are secure and that staff have support for real-time challenges related to digital security. Will train staff and program beneficiaries on updating security protocols and policies.
· 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 related 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;
· Advanced professional proficiency in French and Spanish, REQUIRED;
· Experience living/working overseas, REQUIRED;
· Minimum of three years of experience working on GBV issues in an international context, REQUIRED;
· At least 3 years of 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;
· Proven track record of strong 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;
· Demonstrated experience developing, writing and facilitating curriculum for international audiences REQUIRED;
· At least 3 years of demonstrated digital security leadership and experience including: data management warehousing, knowledge on emerging trends and threats, and providing recommendations of risk mitigation solutions, REQUIRED;
· Experience supervising and leading development of at least two direct reports, REQUIRED;
· 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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