Senior Director, Economic Development & Health Unit 

The Senior Director for Economic Development and Health will directly manage program staff and ensure programmatic and financial compliance with a $41M USAID and USDA-funded portfolio of programs in South America. The Senior Director position reports to the Vice President of Economic Development & Health in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Serve as liaison between POA and USAID and USDA AORs; 
  • Monitor and manage program budgets; 
  • Hire and train qualified staff; 
  • Directly supervise HQ staff, including two Senior Program Officers and an Associate Director; 
  • Lead start-up and closeout procedures for the field office(s);  
  • Monitor project(s) to ensure contractual and financial compliance, as well as achievement of project deliverables and impact;  
  • Monitor field office budget(s) and financial reporting and conduct random spot checks and audits; 
  • Manage sub-contractor contractual and technical deliverables; 
  • Deliver in-person trainings and webinars to HQ and field staff; 
  • Maintain electronic filing system of all program documentation, stakeholder contacts, and deliverables; 
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality M&E plan, annual reports, mid-year performance reports, annual work plans, technical reports, internal and external program evaluations, sub-award technical reports, special studies, and other reports agreed upon with the AOR; 
  • Support business development opportunities as requested; 
  • Serve on POA’s Senior Management Team, providing critical feedback and contributions; and 
  • Other tasks as assigned. 

Qualifications and Background:  

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal rules and regulations as it pertains to cooperative agreements; 
  • Proven experience with personnel management; 
  • Ability to work and lead teams in a multi-cultural setting;  
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and strong attention to detail are required; 
  • Strong oral and writing skills in English and second language (Spanish, French, or Arabic preferred); 
  • Ability to deliver high quality, detail-oriented, and professional donor/partner reports; 
  • Ability to ensure full programmatic and financial compliance of federal funded programs; and 
  • Experience leading or contributing to technical narratives and other business development tasks. 
  • Master’s degree in international development or a related field; and 
  • Minimum of twelve years of professional experience, including work in federally funded program management. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Michael Moscarelli at Please note that only finalists will be contacted.