Program Manager, Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC)

Vital Voices Global Network & Regional Engagement

28 Apr 2022

Vital Voices

Global Network & Regional Engagement

Program & Product Management

Full Time

1

78564 - 96023 USD

Position Title: Program Manager – LAC, Global Network and Regional Engagement  

Reports to: Program Director, Global Network and Regional Engagement  

Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnership  

Position Location: Washington, DC  

Organization Description:  
 
Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, holistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 20,000 change-makers across 184 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.  
 
Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 70 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we will be opening the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.  
 
Summary:  
We are seeking a talented professional with deep experience in international program and subaward management for the position of Program Manager – Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Program Manager – LAC’s primary responsibilities include leading Vital Voices’ programing in Cuba and other LAC regions under the Voices Against Violence Initiative (VAV). This includes activities such as creating programming based upon participant needs, curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation of the programs, budget management, program amendments and all aspects of subaward management. Additionally, the Manager will serve as the focal point for LAC countries for Vital Voices. Some aspects of the programming will require support to our digital security activities across the department to ensure that the program’s digital security and data management/warehousing are reflective of emerging trends/threats. Other responsibilities will include the management of the VAV Bridge program and manage several subawards including one of our consortium partners. The Program Manager – LAC works in close collaboration with the Global Network and Regional Engagement Department to best serve program beneficiaries. The Program Manager – LAC works directly with the Program Director. 
 
 
Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Program Management: Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Cuba and VAV Bridge Programs from re-design of final activities through planning, implementation, evaluation and close out. Manage partner subgrantee agreements across all programs including the consortium partner and ensure project deliverables are met on time and on budget. Coordinate with the Finance and Administration team to develop, maintain and monitor any other relevant subgrant processes.     
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Subject Matter Expertise:  Bring a deep understanding of gender-based violence, its root causes, the ways in which it manifests in different global contexts, and its impacts on victims/survivors and society. Maintain an understanding of challenges associated with addressing GBV, including major issues facing different countries worldwide with a special focus on LAC, and challenges associated with social norms and unstable settings. Maintain an understanding of international best practices in GBV service provision, including identifying and engaging with key stakeholders, and legal, political, and governmental structures towards individual, relational, systems, and broader social norms change. 
  • Curriculum Development, Facilitation and Training: Across all programs, the manager will develop curriculum, facilitate trainings, select trainers and consultants, as well as collect and analyze survey data for multidisciplinary partners, service providers and other stakeholders.  
  • Financial Management: Manage program budgets, as well as financial forecasts and reports. Track spending on projects and review for accuracy. Ensure that all financial transactions are done in accordance with VV and donor regulations. Institute due diligence practices to minimize risk and ensure adequate oversight of transactions.  
  • Contractor and Sub-Grantee Management: Manage sub-grantee and contractor agreements. This includes, but is not limited to, leading the process of designing and revising project proposals, contracts, and budgets; finalizing templates for program and financial reports to sub-grantees; reviewing sub-grantee reports; tracking sub-grant spending and progress; and closing out the awards.   
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Manage design and implementation of M&E instruments, in consultation with other relevant team members, including the M&E Specialist. Demonstrate program impact through M&E analysis in presentations and reports.    
  • Relationship Management: Identify and liaise with key stakeholders both in the U.S. and in countries of operation. Maintain contact and relationships with organizations, individuals, and participants on Vital Voices’ behalf. Act as point of contact for partner organizations; coordinate communications; manage roles and responsibilities; administer sub-grants; and serve as liaison for the Global Networks and Regional Engagement team to other organizational teams and programs, when appropriate.   
  • Communications: Draft and finalize quarterly reports across Cuba, Honduras and Peace Fellowship programs. Collaborate with team members to produce donor reports, create one-pagers, concept notes, and other communications for the Global Networks and Regional Engagement team and specific programs. Oversee and edit program content and descriptions for Vital Voices website and other print or electronic media.   
  • Digital Security:  Maintain an understanding of digital security and data management and warehousing, virtual acumen, as well as emerging trends/threats. Coordinate with the stakeholders to ensure that all VAV program activities are secure and that staff have support for real-time challenges related to digital security. Will train staff and program beneficiaries on updating security protocols and policies.  
  • General Team Administration: Includes hiring and onboarding of new staff; taking a lead on at least one of VV’s matrix teams; streamlining project and program staffing and resources; updating team processes and procedures; and other miscellaneous tasks as required in a leadership role.   
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network.   
  • Other duties as assigned.   

 
Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field, plus  5 years of relevant work experience required, OR Graduate degree in in international relations or a related field, plus  3 years of work experience REQUIRED.   
  • Demonstrated experience working on USG grants or cooperative agreements, such as US State Department or USAID grants, including directly liaising as the point of contact with federal funders REQUIRED;   
  • Strong demonstrated experience in global women’s issues, refugee issues, good governance, rule of law, and/or human rights.   
  • Experience developing, writing and facilitating curriculum for international trainings; 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.   
  • Excellent oral and written communications in Spanish language. REQUIRED 
  • Experience living, working, or studying in Latin America and the Caribbean preferred.   
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances.   
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.   
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness.   
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).   

 
This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. If and when it is safe to travel, domestic and international travel up to 30% may be required for the position.  
The starting salary range for this position is $78,564.77-$96,023.84 based on experience and ability to have broad impact early. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO including wellness flex days, generous parental leave, sabbatical time, and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.  
 
Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.  
 
Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.  
 
Staff may experience secondary trauma due to exposure to descriptive and/or graphic gender-based violence content in their work on the urgent assistance program. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.  
 
How to Apply:  
Click the following link:  https://jobso.id/epuw
Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:  
· Resume and cover letter  
· Salary expectations  
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.