Program Manager, Guyana in Pan American Development Foundation London Area, United Kingdom

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About PADF

Position Description

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.

Position Overview

The Pan American Development Foundation is recruiting a Program Manager for its Guyana office to support the implementation of PADF’s programs in Guyana, focused on increasing access to legal status, promoting social integration and improving the lives of vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and other vulnerable populations.

Reporting to the Project Director, the Program Manager will be required to perform a range of tasks and assignments, including project management, monitoring and evaluation, regular field visits, drafting and review of reports, proposal development, and other assigned tasks. The Program Manager will conduct selected research assignments, depending on overall program and new business priorities. The Program Manager will support the Project Director on day-to-day project implementation of activities and will provide technical support to partner organizations. The Program Manager will be based in Georgetown, Guyana. This position will be for one-year duration with possible extensions.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage implementation of projects on humanitarian assistance for Venezuelan refugees and migrants in coordination with the Project Director.
  • Draft high quality monthly and quarterly reports of program activities and outputs.
  • Develop reporting templates and tools to track project progress.
  • Review and analyze reports, documents and information received from partners and/or field teams on program activities implementation to track progress.
  • Conduct regular field visits to key and border territories with local partners and stakeholders to monitor and report on program activities.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of subawards implementation with local organizations including tracking project performance, targets and indicators.
  • Conduct strategic, financial, and operational planning, including work planning, forecasting, and ensuring program compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of donors.
  • Maintain program tracking records and databases with current and complete documentation.
  • Draft and dispatch correspondence and actively track sub-partners’ performance, provide feedback, guidance and assistance as needed to ensure proper program implementation.
  • Coordinate work closely with international organizations and Government of Guyana agencies as required.
  • Facilitate clear communication channels within the team and maintain communication with PADF country offices and Washington, DC, headquarters as required.
  • Draft proposals and conduct research for new programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Leadership: This competency relates to lead people. Identify and address gaps of workgroups. Resolve conflict within team. Delegate authority and responsibility. The Program Manager must have the ability to gain the trust of others and consistently act with integrity.
  • Results Orientation: Coordinate the implementation of workgroup goals to achieve workgroup objectives.
  • Organizational Skills: The Program Manager must demonstrate strong organization skills and attention to detail with openness to change and ability to manage complexities. Ability to plan own work, setting priorities and complete it under pressure or when faced with competing demands.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytic skills and ability to respond quickly and efficiently to requests. The Program Manager must also have the ability to provide a strategic view of the overall portfolio and identify synergies amongst partners, projects and possible new initiatives.
  • Project Management: Program Manager must be able to efficiently manage multiple projects simultaneously; organize and structure large quantities of information and data and have superior file management and numerical skills.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with participants from a range of education levels and disciplinary backgrounds.

Personal Characteristics

  • Interpersonal and diplomatic skills: To be an effective leader, the Program Manager will need to role model emotional intelligence through their own capacity to be aware of, control, and express their emotions. They must be tactful and diplomatic when engaging partners and stakeholders during meetings to reach agreements.
  • Tech savvy: The Program Manager must credibly demonstrate their understanding of technologies, processes, departments, and functions that drive growth and impact in international development.
  • Efficiency – The Program Manager should be flexible in a fast-paced environment and efficient and reliable when assigned tasks to complete and implement. The Program Manager must demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This includes respect for diversity and to contribute and maintain a positive work environment and willingness to learn from others.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity – Non-profits in the Americas will continue to face a high level of economic, social, and political volatility. As a result, the Program Manager will need to help assist the organization through instability, possessing comfort with ambiguity, and the ability to make rational decisions during unpredictable times.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in international relations, political science, public policy, law, human rights, migration, public administration or related field required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience and working knowledge on migration and refugees, human rights, humanitarian assistance or related field. Previous work experience with UNHCR, Department of State/PRM, or similar international agencies and organizations or their related programs is preferred.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in project management inclusive of experience with grant coordination, financial tracking, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience managing relationships with international donors including the U.S. Government, bilateral donors, foundations, etc.
  • Experience in working with local communities, civil society partners, and governments officials is highly desired.
  • Full professional fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of the current political and social contexts in Guyana and Venezuela.
  • Solid ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to interact with individuals from diverse cultures.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

More About PADF

PADF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1962.

PADF’s core values “H-E-A-R-T” = Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.

Diversity. PADF is strong because we are diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. PADF does not discriminate based on ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of cultures, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, and perspectives on the world.

PADF is an equal opportunity employer

Company: Pan American Development Foundation

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: London Area, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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