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Recruitment At Management Systems International

Date Posted: 04/Jul/2014
Deadline: 01/Aug/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Regional Program Manager, USAID/OTI SWIFT IV, Nigeria


Proposal Summary: 
MSI is seeking personnel with experience in conflict and stabilization for anticipated work under Support Which Implements Fast Transition IV (SWIFT IV) in conjunction with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The goal of this project  is to provide OTI  with the means to support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy in priority countries in transition.

Position Summary:
The Regional Program Manager will be responsible for a field office’s financial and administrative management, local program development and implementation, and grant development and implementation. S/he will coordinate closely with the COP to ensure overall coherence of the program strategy and project development program-wide.


  • Supervise the program development officers (PDOs), activity implementation and support staff in his/her respective offices.
  • Manage the development of overall regional program strategy with and review of grantee proposals by PDOs, including proposal submission and data entry. S/he will also oversee the identification of potential grantees and the development and implementation of small grant activities.
  • Advise the COP on the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and on how to continuously adapt the regional OTI program to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.
  • Oversee the programmatic and implementation monitoring of each grant activity; the RPM will ensure that activities and reports are accurately captured and shared with the main office and USAID/OTI.
  • Supervise enforcement of proper financial, procurement, and general operational protocols and reporting in the field office. Ensure that the field offices maintain compliance with USAID regulations in regards to auditing requirements, implementation, procurement, financial management and overall office management.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to all staff located at the field office.


  • A minimum of three years of professional experience (including at least one year of supervisory experience) working in complex and challenging field operational contexts.
  • Prior experience demonstrating the skills required to fulfill the full range of responsibilities outlined above for the Regional Program Managers.
  • Demonstrable prior working experience in donor programs, including experience in programs requiring community-level engagement.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Previous experience working in Africa is desirable.
  • Prior experience working on rapid transition programs is desirable.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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