Program Manager

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Program Manager

February 01, 2018

Job Category: Program/Project

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

Washington, DC


A PRRR Program Manager is responsible for managing a range of activities including designing
breast and cervical cancer program strategies; establishing and maintaining strategic contacts
within partner organizations and Ministries of Health, Education and Finance; providing grants
management and overseeing the implementation of programs by PRRR partners; and managing
the monitoring and evaluation of PRRR‐supported programs. Program Managers serve as the
primary point of contact for all PRRR partners on the ground. Program Managers are
responsible for PRRR’s monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to partners. Program Managers
coordinate and refine monitoring and evaluation plans and practices with each PRRR partner
and in‐country teams. The position is based in Washington, DC, with approximately 25%
international travel.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
 Design, develop and implement projects in collaboration with PRRR partner
 Build and maintain relationships with the diplomatic and donor communities, PRRR
partners, policy‐makers, relevant non‐governmental organizations, governmental
offices, and funders in the United States and partner countries in Africa;
 Serve as the “desk officer” for grant and program management, compliance and
 Co‐develop short‐range, long‐range and annual plans for partner countries;
 Work with in‐country staff of PRRR partners to identify strategy and potential areas
of focus, including potential donors/sources of funding;
 Manage a deadline‐driven calendar of activities;
 Design, draft and edit reports, proposals and budgets;
 Collaborate with partner’s field staff, assist in the efficient and quality
implementation of program activities by serving as a facilitator and problem‐solver;
 Conduct research related to projects and proposals;
 Monitor political and health‐related developments in the assigned program
 Serve on breast and cervical cancer working groups, and support the working
group’s chairs to coordinate activities;
 Write and edit letters of intent, proposals and grant reports that inspire donors and
prospects about the vision, mission, strategic priorities and programs of PRRR.
 Participate in strategic‐planning processes to position PRRR for success in securing
grants and gifts and increased global visibility;
 Work directly with the CEO on strategic initiatives and research projects as assigned;
 Work collaboratively with team members across the organization and all partner
organizations to support a positive and productive work environment, consistent
with PRRRs’ and partner’s values and mission.


 Master’s degree in public health, development or related topic
 3‐5 years' professional experience in international development and project
 Experience working on public health and development in Sub‐Saharan Africa
 Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the
efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program needs
 Experience identifying and analyzing complex programs and developing creative
 Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills and experience
presenting to high‐level stake‐holders including top government officials, boards of
directors, and organization executives
 Experience with Federal and private grants and program management and budget
 Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time
 Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines within a fast‐paced environment,
and with multiple, competing demands
 Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and tact in working with diverse stakeholders
and high‐level individuals
 A make‐it‐happen spirit, and a collaborative style
 Flexibility and a sense of humor
 Experience working with public‐private and/or multi‐stakeholder/multilateral
partnerships and/or corporate social responsibility
 Demonstrated ability to effectively direct complex negotiations with bilateral and/or
multilateral government agencies, other donors or relevant audiences
 Fluency in French, Portuguese, or Spanish

Application Instructions

Please complete an employment application (click here to download) and submit it along with a
cover letter and CV, with “program manager” in the subject line, to


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