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Senior Program Manager - DRC

at Corus International (Formerly IMA World Health)



The Senior Technical Program Manager works as a member of the health programs team and leads the assigned Country Team(s) to ensure that field needs for program management, development and technical support are met. The Senior Technical Program Manager is responsible for organizing and coordinating the technical, administrative, logistical and managerial support for health project implementation and program development. This position will serve as a primary liaison between the field offices and headquarters and is expected to communicate with the donors, country directors, field staff, partners, sub-contractors and consultants regularly.



  1. Work in partnership with Chiefs of Party/Team Leads in monitoring implementation of the country level health programs, including tracking progress of program targets and deliverables, identifying issues that need to be addressed, and ensuring that technical and financial reporting requirements are met.

  2. Collaborate with field teams to prepare routine technical and programmatic reports, including bi-weekly reports, quarterly and semiannual reports, newsletters, websites and press releases.

  3. Work with the Project Financial Analyst(s) and project field staff, to supervise grant funds and sub-agreements/contracts through review of annual budgets; ensuring timely financial reporting; and reviewing project expenditures

  4. Work with the business development team to identify opportunities, prepare concept notes and proposals, engage in representation, networking and cultivation of relationships with partners, technical donors and other organizations implementing programs.

  5. Establish and develop key health partnerships for the project and develop key implementation strategies alongside the MOH or relevant government counterpart and partner health programs.

  6. Represent Corus International at the national level for technical and planning meetings and internationally at professional conferences and other events.



  • Masters of Public Health or Master's degree in related field (nutrition, nursing, medicine, etc), and at least 7 years experience managing and implementing international health programs required.

  • Demonstrated experience and detailed knowledge of working with international donors including USAID, CDC, DFID, BMGF, OFDA. 

  • Strong working knowledge of USG and other international donor funding mechanisms (including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements) required.

  • Strong English writing skills and analytical abilities.

  • Proficiency in French in addition to written and spoken native English fluency.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity required; experience living and/or working in developing countries preferred.

  • Experience working with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment.

  • Experience working with host government counterparts, international partners and NGO/FBO/CBO partners.

  • Able to travel up to 30% of time annually; including to hardship countries. Flexibility and ability to travel on short notice desired.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

To Apply: qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to with the subject line "Senior Program Manager DRC”

About Corus International

We are a family of organizations who believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the possibility of a better life. The Corus International family includes Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health, Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, IMA Innovations and LWR Farmers Market Coffee. Our dedicated experts around the globe work together to bring life-saving aid and long-term hope to even the most fragile corners of the world and in the most challenging of circumstances. We connect disciplines, approaches and people because we know that the more collaboration we can efficiently achieve, the wider, more systemic impact we can create. It’s belief and action, in harmony.

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