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11SEP - Program Manager - East-West Management Institute - Deadline: 23SEP

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Organization Description
The East-West Management Institute works to strengthen democratic societies by bringing together government, civil society, and the private sector – to build accountable, capable and transparent institutions. Founded in 1988, as an independent not-for-profit organization, EWMI’s work began the year before the wall came down, with the challenge of crafting functioning democratic systems in transitioning post-soviet societies. We learned – in our initial work across central and eastern Europe, and in the decades that followed around the world - that a collaborative approach involving civil society, government and the private sector is the key to ensuring that citizens exercise their rights, and institutions are accountable for protecting them. This leads to more just and prosperous societies.

Location – 575 Madison Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, NY

Job Description
The East-West Management Institute, Inc. is hiring two Program Managers to work in its New York City headquarters to help manage its expanding portfolio of programs in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. 

The Program Manager serves as the focal point within the organization for assigned countries and programs, liaising with all departments in HQ to provide support and ensure successful program implementation. 

Job Responsibilities
Tasks include preparing subgrants to local organizations, drafting consulting agreements with international experts, tracking expenditures against budgets, ensuring compliance with donor (especially USAID) rules and regulations, and documenting program accomplishments. Program Managers may also train and mentor local project staff on these matters, assist in opening and closing of project offices overseas, and assist in the preparation of proposals for new projects. Ability to travel overseas for extended periods (up to four weeks) is required.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of three years of experience in supporting the implementation of international development projects;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills (in English; ability to speak other languages in regions where EWMI works is preferred);
  • The ability to prepare and read budgets and pipelines;
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations;
  • Prior experience in promoting human rights, supporting civil society, and/or strengthening the rule of law;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or related field;
  • Experience having worked overseas in a developing country preferred; and
  • Other specialized skills, such as with IT, public outreach, accounting, etc., is also preferred and should be highlighted.

How to Apply
Please submit a brief (one page only) cover letter summarizing how you meet the above requirements, together with a CV (two pages only), and the names and contact information for three professional references to: employment@ewmi.org. The positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and applications received after COB on Friday, Sept. 23 will not be considered.  Only those invited for interviews will be contacted; no calls please.

Deadline – September 23, 2016