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Regional Program Manager

Regional Program Manager

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Regular Full-Time

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Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

The Program Manager works at a sub regional level to provide technical and managerial leadership for Ipas programs. This position supervises a team of program professionals, and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and work plans to ensure that program goals and objectives are met. This includes providing strategic inputs for annual work plans, proposal development, analysis of programmatic results, identification and resolution of challenges and improving program performance. In addition, the Program Manager I works with technical units to ensure
successful implementation of projects, as per the Ipas strategic plan.



• Provides oversight for planning and effective implementation of program activities in Central America
• Works to resolve cross-cultural and technical issues as needed
• Conducts field visits in area of responsibility in order to provide programmatic oversight and assistance
• Offers strategic and technical recommendations at program review meetings; follows up on issues as necessary
• In coordination with the Finance team provides technical and programmatic inputs into the development of annual country work plans and budgets, reviews quarterly budgets and expenditure reports, and monitors activity budgets spending to ensure financial planning is on track
• Provides input on preparation of proposals and donor reports, especially related to service delivery statistics and sharing of lessons learned and best practices
• Coordinates work of multiple technical areas and provides leadership, support and strategic direction to team members
• Interacts with senior members of other units, shares progress of work, resolves problems, and finds alternate workable strategies
• Meets individually with direct reports to discuss performance expectations, annual goals and results, maintains responsibility for the hire and discipline of Ipas team members

• Collaborates with staff across units in reference to allocation of resources, budgetary issues, and program results
• Works with Programs Associates and Advisors in reference to program implementation, field level challenges, and other program issues
• Works with Ipas headquarters teams in reference to program work plans, budget review, and development of
proposals and donor reports
• Reports to Director in reference to special requests, strategic planning, and program results and progress
• Manages relationships with partner organizations in reference to common goals and programs needs
• Manages relationships with government and district health officials, providers, clinical mentors, and training coordinators in reference to program related training and services
• Performs other duties as assigned



• Proven commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights
• Knowledge of the Central American reproductive health sector and context
• 8-10 years of relevant experience
• Demonstrated expertise in project management and strategy development
• Expertise in budgeting and financial management
• Previous leadership and supervisory experience
• Cross-cultural work experience
• Strong communication and negotiation skills, such as with government officials, donors and partners
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Ability to travel 20%

• Ability to communicate in English
• Able to complete some HR responsibilities when necessary
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Previous experience with automated systems

• PMedical degree

Commitment to Diversity

Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.