APRIES Program Manager – Guinea

Job description

This position, funded by the U.S. State Department, will manage a project on human trafficking in Guinea, West Africa. The project ends in 2025. The goals of the APRIES project are to establish baseline estimates of human trafficking in the selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, contract with community agencies to administer programs to combat trafficking in these countries, and conduct monitoring and evaluation of these programs.

The APRIES Program Manager will coordinate all operational aspects of the project for Guinea, including collaborations between the UGA team and universities and community agencies abroad, financial management of grant activities, coordination of communication between project staff and all stakeholders, and data management. The Program Manager also manages the day-to-day operation of the project for Guinea and provides support to the Director and project staff in meeting reporting deadlines and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in social science, international development, social work, or related field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience conducting social science research; international research experience, particularly in Africa; experience with data management and data analysis; experience working with institutional review boards (IRB); experience with management of grants, including budgets; experience managing multi-university teams; ability to speak and write in French is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Experience working with adult learners.

Exceptional organization skills.

Demonstrate professional behavior.

Exhibits a high level of initiative.

Ability to work independently and with multiple partners and stakeholders.

Work as a team member with all project partners and staff.

Ability to plan and implement required project responsibilities.

Ability to supervise and evaluate staff and program performance.

Experience assigning tasks and monitoring progress to ensure adherence with project needs and deadlines.

Advanced word processing and basic data management skills.

Physical Demands

Working in a standard office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)? No

Position Start Date

February 2021


Project Administration & Management – 80%

Supports the Project Director (PD) to ensure federal performance measures are met, as well as the strategic, programmatic, and technical integrity of the project.

Makes programmatic decisions regarding sensitive information and program eligibility. Independently oversees partnership efforts and communications, and technical assistance activities.

Supervises and contributes to the development of project-related resources (e.g., training materials, operations manual), web-content, sub-contracts, research tools, IRB applications, etc.

Works in close collaboration with and facilitates relationships among stakeholders and partners.

Leads regularly scheduled project team and partner meetings.

Works with partners in planning domestic and international site visits; participates in regular conference calls with the State Department and collaborators.

Works with Sponsored Projects Administration in management of grant funds and in the execution and coordination of sub-awards and consultancy contracts.

Monitoring and Evaluation – 20%

Oversees the development and administration of a web-based database designed to document recruitment, retention, attendance, and assessment data.

Completes administrative and quality assurance paperwork. Aggregate, generate, and submit quarterly reports.

Solicits, documents, and reviews project team input/feedback.

Responds to both internal and external ad hoc requests for data or program information.

Required Documents


Cover Letter

List of References with Contact Information




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Posted: 11/5/2020
Application Due: 1/4/2021
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