United States of America: Program Manager

Organization: Sayara Strategies
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2016

**About us**
Sayara International is a development organization committed to building positive change in transitioning societies. By working closely with networks of local change agents, we take a holistic approach to implementation, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Our programs help communities and institutions develop sustainable, research-based solutions to solve today’s toughest development challenges in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Our primary clients include USAID, State Department and International Non-Governmental Organizations. By employing community-based solutions, our programs focus on civil-society and governance; stabilization and transition; countering violent extremism; capacity building; and research and evaluation methods that account for the challenges of populations in crisis. Our teams of professionals work out of Sayara International global offices in Beirut, Kabul, Islamabad and Washington, DC.

**Objectives**
Join Sayara International’s Washington DC team and support business development and a portfolio of development and communication projects conducted abroad. The majority of our programming is based in Afghanistan, but we are expanding and there are opportunities to work on projects based in Pakistan, Lebanon, and Nigeria.

The selected candidate will serve in a key position on our business development team and will be responsible for proposal writing, client engagement, partner outreach, and concept developments. The Program Manager will also lead and contribute to reports, evaluations, and program strategies and implementation from Washington and occasionally in the field.

**Key responsibilities**
• Lead teams of national or international staff
• Manage day-to-day activities of stabilization programming
• Write client ready program reports on a monthly and quarterly basis
• Work in a dynamic environment with multiple teams
• Participate in client meetings
• Manage project deliverables in line with the project plan
• Monitor project progress and performance
• Support the operations of Sayara and perform any other project management related tasks as needed

Qualifications
 Experience writing proposals writing, budgeting, strategy development, reporting, research, and media monitoring
 Experience in business development and a well-rounded understanding of the donor industry
 A Master’s degree in a relevant subject, although experience is most valued
 Fluency in English (written and oral)

Reporting Lines
The Project Manager reports to a Vice President and a Senior Program Manager

How to apply:

Please send an introductory email and CV to jobs@sayarainternational.com. Subject line of the email should be “Project Manager” and then the applicant’s name. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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