AidData Senior Program Manager

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Position Summary

The Senior Program Manager position will lead a wide variety of strategic initiatives and offers a unique opportunity to work on cutting research with major policy stakeholders. The individual in this position will serve in a management role with the Policy Team, leading significant efforts to encourage uptake and use of AidData data products and research. In particular, this position will manage a subdivision of AidData’s general business operations – policy analysis activities – working to leverage mixed mode approaches to understand the distribution and impact of financing for development. To lead this Listening to Leaders sub-division, this position will require significant independent judgment and discretion in the following areas: financial oversight (managing budgets for an active portfolio of grants and contracts, as well as developing budgets and proposals for new grants); external client management (ensuring on-time, high quality deliverables as direct point of contact for those external funders); personnel oversight (direct supervision of staff/research assistants); project/portfolio management (principal responsible for direct implementation of AidData activities, including but not limited to large-scale biennial survey).

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree or 4-6 years of relevant experience working for or with a bilateral or multilateral aid agency, non-governmental organization, think tank, or academic institution
• Proficiency in one or more of the following packages: Stata, SAS, Excel, Qualtrics, SQL, or R
• In-depth knowledge of issues related to global health, nutrition, and/or international development policy and practice
• Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
• Excellent analytical skills with ability to research complex issues, evaluate options, consider consequences and recommend solutions
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, carry out assignments in a timely manner, and adapt to changing situations and priorities
• Record of delivering high quality outputs for international development projects or programs
• Exceptional planning and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and minimal supervision
• Dedicated team player with track record of working collaboratively across institutional and/or disciplinary boundaries
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy
• Demonstrated ability to translate technical information into jargon-free prose
• Outstanding presentation, communication, and collaborative leadership skills
• Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community, including organizations such as the Gates Foundation, USAID, World Bank
•Experience writing grant proposals and contract bids
•Experience in the field of marketing or communications
•Willingness to travel

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.





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Job No: Position Number FP524W
Posted: 2/26/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
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