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 mmoscarelli@partners.net. Please note that only finalists will be contacted.