Directs the development and implementation process of a companys services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing projects. Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery. Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Leads the operational and tactical activities for one or more programs.
Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of multiple programs.
Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new programs.
Provides technical expertise with monitoring and evaluating programs and serves as primary decision maker for technical issues on project/program.
Oversees the strategic direction, budgetary planning, and technical process of department to ensure business objectives are met.
Identifies and consults with executive management on recommendations to make better business decisions.
Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with program management and technical development.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent and demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.
Excellent and demonstrated project management and technical skills.
Ability to influence, motivates, negotiate and work well with others.
Problem Solving & Impact:
Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods, techniques for obtaining results.
Decisions made generally affect overall success of functional, division or company operations.
Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic department and organizational goals.
Sets budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for department.
Develops and recommends solutions to management for projects, programs and corporate development.
Typically reports to a Chief Officer.
Masters Degree or its International Equivalent
Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
Typically requires 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area.
Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
Personal Computer, Microsoft
Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
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