DAI Program Manager, ATI Program Jobs in South Africa

DAI Program Manager, ATI Program Jobs in South Africa

Position Description

  • The Program Manager will be responsible for managing several large multi-year buy-in activities with significant labor and/or field presence, with support from technical advisors and the ATI team. Responsibilities include providing technical and management support to buy-in activities, working with the technical and operational teams to identify and mobilize resources in support of implementation, and supporting USAID clients.

  • The Program Manager is also responsible for buy-in activity budget management and financial forecasting, in close coordination with and with support from other team members. The Program Manager will also be responsible for generating buy-in activity scopes of work, supporting the design of procurements and grants programs, and tracking budgets across ATI’s portfolio. In addition, s/he will provide surge procurement and operational support to existing ATI staff as needed.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and track buy-in activity implementation progress by personnel, consultants and subcontractors, ensure it adheres to the approved workplan and deliverable schedule, and troubleshoot deviations;

  • Support development and review of technical deliverables and contribute to subsequent learning;

  • Manage relationship with client and implementing partner and serve as a project point of contact for the duration of the assigned buy-in activities;

  • Lead on all matters related to the buy-in, including but not limited to contractual, operational, MEL, reporting, and financial matters;

  • Ensure assigned buy-in activities are managed in accordance with USAID regulations and DAI Procurement policies;

  • Liaise with implementing parties to ensure proper M&E data capture and data quality to contribute to overall ATI project M&E reporting; and

  • In tandem with relevant technical staff, generate buy-in scopes of work and budgets as needed.

  • As needed, support the project’s procurement and operational staff.

  • Travel to regional offices as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a relevant subject area preferred

  • 9+ years of project management experience, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience on a USAID
    funded project

  • Exhibited experience in budget, operational, and process management. Demonstrated experience in managing complex budgets and multi-year programs preferred.

  • Proven project management, communications, writing and interpersonal skills including strong experience with client management

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required, foreign language skills preferred

  • Strong office management and communications skills;

  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations regarding project management, including procurement and grants.

  • Experience supervising staff preferred.

  • Ability to identify time-sensitive demands & inquiries and respond effectively.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls and audit processes (e.g. procurement, local subcontract agreements, etc.)

  • Demonstrated report writing skills in English is required.

  • An articulate individual who possesses excellent communications and personnel management skills and who can relate to people at all levels of an organization.

  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image.

  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.

  • Previous experience with DAI policies, procedures, and systems (TAMIS, etc.) preferred.

  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, fluid team setting with multiple stakeholders.

  • The position is open To All South African citizens and permanent residents or those with valid work permits at the time of application.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DAI Program Manager, ATI Program Jobs in South Africa ​

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