Program Manager

at SEED Foundation
Published November 10, 2023
Location Erbil, Iraq
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Program Manager will manage international grant programs to provide case management, mental health services, legal services, and psychosocial support activities; capacity building of NGO service providers; and healthy masculinities programming with men and boys. The Program Manager will be responsible for the successful attainment of goals, objectives and targets, ensuring the highest standards of quality. The Program Manager will plan, implement and evaluate the program; oversee all staff and activities; manage the budget; and carry out reporting and donor liaison. The Program Manager reports to the Head of Programs, and will work closely with other Program Managers, Technical Advisors, service delivery manager, field staff, and other units such as Finance and Operations.

Specific Tasks:

Program and Grant Management and Leadership (80%)

Collaborate closely with the Head of Programs and other Program Managers and sector leads on the full cycle of program management, including design, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Oversee implementation and administration of programs, setting program direction and ensuring that all activities are conducted in full compliance with donor regulations and SEED Foundation policies and procedures.
Manage budgets, prepare projections, review BVAs, and ensure timely and appropriate spending.
Develop and update work plans and track progress on all program objectives, activities, and targets, ensuring program implementation is on time, progressing towards targets and within budget.
Coordinate across technical, programmatic, operational and management teams to facilitate continuity and complementarity of programming.
Identify challenges with implementation and make recommendations for course correction.
Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with SEED’s relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards, and strategic plan.
Supervise, train and build the capacity of program and service delivery staff, identifying capacity building needs and devising development plans for staff members.
Conduct appraisals and provide regular, constructive feedback to staff members.
Working closely with the MEAL Manager, develop and contribute to the creation of MEAL systems for programs and projects.
Ensure that MEAL systems provide adequate feedback to inform program development and course corrections as necessary.

Essential Criteria:

Minimum of 5 years of protection experience, of which at least 3 have been in a management position. Experience in Iraq and the Middle East will be considered an asset.
University degree relevant for development work, preferably related to gender studies, human rights, international development, law, social work, social sciences or other relevant areas.
Experience in international development or humanitarian settings working with displaced people.
Experience managing large programs, multi-year budgets, and leading large teams. Experience working with US government funding will be considered an asset.
Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and persuasion skills.
Knowledge of gender and protection mainstreaming, AGD, and AAP approaches and principles.
Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively.


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