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International Program Manager

Vikāra Institute is seeking an International Program Manager with diverse international experience to join our global team of systems thinkers.


Work Location: Remote, USA or any location 

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Type of Contract: Full-time, ongoing

Language Requirement: English (French, Spanish, or others are desired) 

About the Role:

  • Provide programming and operational support to the suite of work streams within the Vikāra Institute portfolio.

  • Contribute to immediate and long-term opportunities for growth, including the acquisition of new business development opportunities. Leading and feeding into the bid process with input into the writing, costing, and relationship building.

  • Manage contracts of various sizes, including team communication, writing and editing of learning products, team leadership, finance/budget management, and donor communications and reporting.

  • Contribute to operational logistics and training support for a variety of events hosted by Vikāra Institute, including event design and management, training, and presentation support.

About You (Core Competencies):

  • Experience living, working, and contributing within diverse cultures, ideally in a developing country context.

  • Experience backstopping or providing programming management to USAID programs; other donors is an advantage.

  • Ability to adapt and evolve your thinking in line with the organizational values.

  • Self-starter who can work asynchronously with clients and a global team, ability to work remotely.

  • Demonstrable experience in training and facilitating. 

  • Experience managing multiple complex work streams in a time-sensitive environment.

  • Flexibility to travel to various locations worldwide, multiple passports is a plus.

Additional experience:

  • Track record in leading and winning proposals or bids for work in a competitive context.

  • A proven ability to build rapport within a diverse range of clients and develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a leadership level.

  • Experience in private sector development, business development, and implementation in an international organization setting.

  • Ability to work based in the USA is a plus.

  • Ability to communicate and write efficiently in English. French/Spanish is an added advantage.

  • Tertiary qualifications in related fields preferred.

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