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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 relationships.

  • Manage contracts from varying size, including team communication, learning products writing and editing, team leadership, finance/budget management, donor communications and reporting.

  • Contribute to operational logistics and training support for various events hosted by Vikāra institute, including event design and management, training and presentation support, etc.

About You (core competencies):

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

  • Experience backstopping or providing programming management to USAID programmes; 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 with 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.