Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.
Corus International is seeking a Senior Manager, Global Program to join its MOMENTUM project team within the International Programs and Operations Department. This is a hybrid remote position and will be based in the Washington, DC office.
The Senior Manager, Global Program reports directly to the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) Project Director and provides critical and high-level analytical leadership in the areas of data analytics, reporting and presentations; strategic guidance and consortium management; and partner and donor relations and communications to assist in global positioning, representation and decision making. The Senior Manager is a subject matter expert in global health programming and applies their technical expertise in maternal, child health, and reproductive health programming at the global level.
The Senior Manager supports the USAID-funded MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) project. MIHR works to improve access to and availability of high-quality, respectful, and person-centered maternal, newborn and child health, family planning and reproductive health (MNCH/FP/RH) services in fragile and conflict-affected settings. This project enhances the coordination between development and humanitarian organizations and strengthens the resilience of individuals, families, and communities.
This role has a project title and an organizational title (Director, Global Program, MIHR). At the project level, the position will follow the project title.
Key Result Areas:
The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:
- Global Health Program Management – Provide leadership support to MIHR’s Senior Management Team (SMT) with different types of analytics to inform decision making process.
- Global Representation – Ensure MIHR representation in global fora related to Reproductive, Maternal, Child Health, Fragility, Humanitarian Development, and successfully liaise with USAID and Donors.
- Consortium Partners Management – Support, facilitate and coordinate meetings to ensure synergies between implementing partners.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Global Analytics and Strategic Guidance and Management
- Provide critical and focused analytics to the Senior Management Team (SMT) using high-level data analysis and synthesis of information to guide informed decision making.
- Maintain MIHR’s global dashboard with up-to-date information and reporting metrics.
- Participate in SMT meetings by reporting on implementation efforts and progress using visuals from multiple project databases and synthesized information from compiled reports from MIHR’s Smart Sheets and Information and Indicators Metrics.
- Lead, manage, and participate in global technical events to include the submission of technical briefs and working with conference organizers as needed.
- Ensure alignment between global events and MIHR’s other reporting mandates including internal periodic program reviews, work planning sessions, team retreats, as well as other external engagements.
- Manage other duties as directed by the Project Director and/or Deputy Project Director.
Liaison with USAID, Global Health Bureau, AOR Team
- Manage the communications and interactions with USAID’s Global Bureau and the AOR team.
- Conduct and manage bi-weekly meetings with USAID/AOR team, including finalizing meeting agenda and ensuring follow-up on all action items.
- Lead the annual project management review process to include preparing summary report on MIHR’s global level efforts and developing a presentation to USAID representing MIHR in discussions and documenting the completion in the project review memo.
- Lead the annual USAID/PRH/SDI meeting for implementing partners. Develop MIHR presentation and reporting to USAID.
- Lead the annual core budget review process with guidance from the Deputy Project Director to include managing budget requests, compiling and analyzing inputs from different teams, negotiating with USAID, and providing feedback on strategic priorities of the project.
- Conduct and lead periodic review meetings as requested by USAID.
- Manage and coordinate MIHR’s responses to USAD for all inquiries and requests.
Program and Consortium Partner Coordination and Collaboration
- Manage coordination efforts and liaise with consortium partners and Corus’ internal staff.
- Develop regular MIHR program updates and PowerPoint presentation for quarterly internal town hall meetings and semi-annual portfolio reviews.
- Compile monthly reporting presentation to VP, International Programs and Operations.
- Liaise with external relations, Humanitarian Assistance, and other relevant teams to communicate MIHR’s achieved results and success stories.
- In coordination with the Grants and Contracts team, lead engagement with consortium members to ensure timely and accurate report submissions, effective coordination on partners’ deliverables, and representation of partners on the Coordination Committee.
- In close collaboration with the Project Director, lead the organization of the Coordination Committee meetings including scheduling, planning, agenda-setting, developing power point presentations and facilitation.
- In collaboration with project teams and partners, manage a project wide review of performance.
Required Education & Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of eight years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in global health programming.
- Experience managing large donor funded health projects in developing countries.
- Experience must include working for an international NGO and a federal government contractor.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
- Experience supporting maternal and child health, and reproductive Health programs, preferably in fragile contexts.
- Strong working knowledge of USG rules and regulations; demonstrated experience managing USG projects.
- Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical, managerial, or operational problems in a timely and successful manner.
- Experience developing and managing budgets for USG awards.
- Experience successfully managing diverse groups of partners with varying capacities and experience.
- Critical thinker with a can-do approach to problem solving and demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
- Ability to meet short deadlines with quality deliverables.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to fast-paced environments and work with multi-national staff.
- Demonstrated versatility and integrity as well as leadership, mentorship, management, organizational, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Willingness and ability to undertake 2-3 international trips per year.
- Ability to influence in teams where you might have responsibility but not ultimate authority.
- Ability to communicate tactfully and develop positive relationships across teams within the project as well as with external groups (donors, partners).
- Must have U.S. Work Authorization.
- Master’s degree in public health strongly preferred.
- Professional proficiency in French (oral and written) preferred.
Corus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.