Senior Program Manager


International Women's Development Agency (IWDA)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Hybrid
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Permanent
  • Deadline:04/10/2023
  • Location:Australia, Melbourne
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1. Leadership, Management& Teamwork
•Managea Partnerships sub-team with  diverse competencies, experience  and responsibilities
•Support Partnerships sub team  members to strengthen their skills and capabilities through mentoring and coaching
•Support the cohesion and stability of  the whole Partnerships team through intentional  relationship cultivation with peers  and other  team members and the practice of  self-awareness and self-knowledge

2. Program Quality and Partnerships
•Ensure  timely and effective management through the program cycle including safe guarding; risk and financial management in line with IWDA’s program management systems, financial controls, donor requirements, contracting and compliance standards
•Ensure  reporting to the IWDA  Board and donors is timely, accurate, and effactive
•Ensure  program results, challenges learnt  are  shared with partners,  communities current and potential
•Provide strategic advice and analysis of key issues and developments within the  program and country portfolio and good practices within the sector
•Ensure  project and program monitoring and evaluation guides program implementation through identifying lessons learned and best practices in current  and future programming, in  collaboration with Senior  Program Quality Manager•Oversee the design of  high quality proposals and secure  new funding to support the delivery of  IWDA’s Income Strategy •Provide leadership and oversight of  partner capacity development and support•Support the Director to embed systemic change through integrating cross departmental  knowledge and expertise and ensuring  integrated strategies are  implemented across the Partnershipsteam’s work

3. External Relationship  Management
•Maintain and develop mutually beneficial partnerships with women’s rights organisations in the region
•Undertake  general  and targeted engagement  with donors, including prospecting for new or emerging donors, plus engaging and maintaining  existing bilateral donor relations
•Maintain  and develop relationships with  other INGOs,  research  institutions and policy organisations; women’s movements and actors working on gender equality(in  collaboration with the  Feminist Movement Strengthening  Advisor); safe guarding; and disability inclusion and climate justice to learn from their approaches and to influence their  practices
• Identify opportunities to promote the work of  IWDA and its partners
4. Other
•From time to time, the Senior  Program Manager may have to take on responsibilities not outlined in this position description. For example, from time to time, the  Senior Program Manager  may be required to undertake  program/project management in addition to the role of  Senior Program Manager

Technical  Experience

1. Substantialexperiencein leadership and effective people management
2. A proven track managing complex donor funded programs including donor liaison, risk and compliance, planning, evaluation and reporting 
3 .Strong financial acumen  as demonstrated through managing complex multi-country, multi-donor budgets 
4. Excellent time management,  attention to detail and teamwork skills
5. Demonstrated success working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams and building positive cross-team relationships 
6. Demonstrated success in program development including the ability to generate funding and deliver against income targets 
7. Demonstrated understanding of women’s rights and gender equality.Strong written  and oral communication skills

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