Ipas Job Vacancy: Senior Program Manager, Asia - Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Ipas works globally to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We seek to expand the availability, quality and sustainability of abortion and related reproductive health services, as well as improve the enabling environment. Ipas believes that no woman or girl should have to risk her life or health because she lacks safe reproductive health choices.

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) works closely with the Asia Regional Program Director (PD) providing management for a motivated Program Support Team (PST) to deliver stellar support to Asia country programs to reach the ultimate goal of increasing women and girls’ access to and use of safe abortion and contraception.  The SPM provides support to assigned country teams in proposal development, donor cultivation and management, donor and organizational compliance, meeting reporting requirements and deadlines, project and program design initiatives, monitoring program performance, and increasing impact and improving effectiveness based on evidence.  The SPM also plays an important role in guiding country program establishment and start-up.  The SPM helps lead the program support team (PST) by providing programmatic, financial, and administrative leadership and support to the countries.  The SPM work as the liaison between the PST and the Technical Support Manager and Award Management Director. Along with the Program Director and the Country Directors, you will represent Ipas’s activities with key stakeholders.


Recruit, Manage and Retain Talent:
  • Lead Program Managers, Program Coordinators, and Program Associates, including recruitment, staff development, training, and supervision
  • Work closely with HR counterparts to address HR issues for PST and Country Program staff in a timely manner and in alignment with Ipas policies and standards
  • Support Country Programs to recruit, develop, train, and retain key staff
  • Provide timely guidance-both critical and positive, to all team members. Support team members to directly share their feedback and help develop their skills to create a positive, effective, and efficient working environment
Build Institutional Strength:
  • Oversee the Annual Operating Budget and planning process for country programs in the region
  • Supports the development of country strategic plans and related monitoring process and ensures annual workplans are aligned with country strategic plans
  • Contribute to and lead organizational effectiveness and strengthening initiatives for the region
  • Ensure consistent and high quality support to country programs to achieve their strategic and programmatic objectives through effective management of PMs and PCs as assigned
  • Support the Program Director (PD) to drive and monitor the Ipas Strategic Plan objectives
  • Lead the assessment of regional capacity needs for country programs and work with them to develop and implement tailored, capacity-building and performance improvement strategies and plans to meet their needs
  • Lead and/or manage program design and proposal development processes for the region
  • Review and provide feedback on country program performance (including compliance with organizational standards and policies) on a quarterly and annual basis. Address and or escalate issues to PD as needed;
  • Assist the PD with other tasks and projects as necessary, including representing the unit in meetings as requested
  • Develop and maintain systems that ensure the safety and security of the country teams and Ipas assets in all aspects of its work according to best practices, Ipas standard operating procedures, and field realities
  • Liaise with the Safety and Security Manager and PD on crucial events, high-risk periods, and incident reporting and security policy changes

  • Minimum two years’ work experience in at least one country in Asia
  • Senior program management experience
  • At least five years of supervisory, program implementation and program financial management experience in the region
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity-building for diverse audiences
  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience working on international sexual and reproductive health
  • Committed to advancing women and girls’ access to comprehensive abortion care
  • Fluency in English required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires 30% travel including ability to travel at short notice as situations arise
  • Language skills in one of the region's major languages 
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Closing Date: 05 February 2017