Program Manager – Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support (YES) will have overall responsibility for the management, strategic planning, implementation, financial management, and reporting aspects of RI’s anticipated 3 year-long USAID program in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The program’s objective is to reduce the risk of conflict by creating sustainable, market oriented resilient livelihood opportunities for host communities and promoting social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar. This program will be implemented as part of USAID’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP), with the aim of building capacity of local entity sub-awardees and moving them towards directs awards with USAID.
This position will oversee a consortium of local partners tasked with the direct implementation of youth skill development and social cohesion initiatives, and building capacity of local authorities and CSOs. S/he will be expected to establish and maintain systems for oversight and implementation of planned activities, contribute to reporting on technical activities and financial management. In addition, the Program Director will design and execute tailored capacity strengthening interventions for the consortium’s local partners, with the aim of transitioning them to direct award with USAID.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills, significant project management experience and leadership experience. Experience managing and building the capacity of local implementing partners is highly desired.