Senior Program Manager – Advancing Women’s Empowerment, Agriculture and Food Security

Banyan Global

Washington, D.C., United States


  • Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including program results and deliverables, in accordance with the approved program work plan;
  • Translate program goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans with all pertinent Banyan Global staff. Regularly review and update strategies and plans with all team members;
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders;
  • Respond to all donor reporting requirements, including quarterly and annual program reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the contract;
  • Represent the program at meetings with donors and other key stakeholders;
  • Manage the program’s operational, financial, and administrative planning and budgeting processes in partnership with Banyan Global financial management staff.
  • Supervise and mentor program staff in line with terms of reference.


  • Doctoral or master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics or other social science, including gender studies, economics, development studies or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience with gender equality and women’s empowerment related to food security and agriculture;
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the international development field managing programs of a similar size and scope. USAID program management is strongly preferred. Previous senior management experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment, food security, and/or nutrition is also required;
  • Demonstrated experience working on food security and agriculture programming, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Familiarity with USAID Feed the Future or other similar donor-supported food security programming;
  • Demonstrated representational skills in fostering relationships with partner governments, donors and national and international NGOs and partners;
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements;
  • Experience with using M&E as a program design tool;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Fluency in French is a plus.

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