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Offer: Middle East and North Africa Regional Program Manager, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Middle East and North Africa Regional Program Manager
Vital Voices Global Partnership

Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnership
Location: United States (Washington, DC)

Phone: 202.861.2625

Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women's leadership in the economic, political and human rights sectors, seeks a talented professional with strong program management and communications skills for the position of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Program Manager. The MENA Regional Program Manager will report directly to the Senior Director, MENA, and coordinate closely with the Advisor, MENA Businesswomen's Network (BWN) and the Executive Director of the MENA BWN. The full-time, paid position is based in Washington, DC and requires approximately 25% international travel.

Position description:

The Regional Program Manager will provide overall support of the MENA Businesswomen's Network, an officially registered network of 10 businesswomen's associations across the region and Vital Voices partner for entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in MENA. The Regional Program Manager's work will include strategic integration & planning, managing teams and budgets, measurement & evaluation, funder/relationship coordination, and the development of marketing & communications materials. The Program Manager will also assist in integrating enterprise development programs into the MENA BWN and will have extensive contact with leadership of the MENA BWN member organizations and MENA BWN staff.

Specific responsibilities may include:

Support the MENA Businesswomen's Network Board, Executive Director, Executive Committee, Regional/Hub Managers to build a sustainable independent organization, start up their program operations, analyze progress, submit budgets, and report results. Coordinate closely with the Advisor of the MENA BWN in these efforts.
Provide direct management of programs including guiding strategic program decisions, ensuring implementation of activities; meeting deliverables; actively monitoring and evaluating program progress, monitoring budget-to-actuals and forecasting spend; ensuring conformance with the funding agreements; and facilitating the sharing of best practices across countries.
Draft and edit program materials including program reports, success stories, website content, program summaries/brochures, and newsletters.
Develop training tools; document or expand upon current methodologies; and design and lead capacity building training programs in collaboration with local partners
Prepare funding proposals for USG, corporations, foundation and individuals, including but not limited to program design, budgets, Gantt charts, program logical frameworks, and M&E plans.
Coordinate with other Vital Voices departments as required


MA/MS degree in international affairs/development or related field preferred,
Minimum 5 years of program management or related experience including proven practical experience working on building sustainable organizations and small- and medium-size enterprise development, supply chain integration, supplier diversity, and/or trade
A proven track record of strong program management including planning, program implementation, financial management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and managing donor relations.
Ability to prioritize work, execute exceptionally well, and deliver high-quality results within very tight timelines with minimal supervision on time and in budget
Extensive experience writing, reviewing, and leading proposal development efforts
Previous professional experience in the Middle East and/or North Africa
Ability to work well with teams and individually
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in fast paced environment
Proficiency in written and oral Arabic and/or French language skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Basic computer literacy. Strong Excel or PowerPoint skills a plus.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter indicating current salary, salary expectations, and availability; a resume/CV; and 3 professional references (with name and contact information) to Position is open until filled. Only complete applications of those authorized to work in the US will be reviewed. No phone calls please.

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