PCI is currently seeking a Program Manager, Local & Regional Procurement for a USDA-funded Local and Regional Procurement Program (LRP) in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Pending the availability of funds, this position would have an expected start date of October 2019. The project aims to address food insecurity in rural areas of Nicaragua by supporting consumption of locally and regionally produced food, which includes strengthening local value chains and all associated procurement activities with the aim of support the current school feeding program.
Duties and Responsibilities:**
Reporting directly to the PCI/Nicaragua Country Director, the Program Manager will effectively oversee the implementation of all project activities under the LRP and will coordinate closely with PCI/Nicaragua’s Program Director, Food for Education*.* The Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring quality programming, overseeing cost-effective implementation, and managing conflict resolution. S/he will manage project staff, oversee budgets, write reports, and establish appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems. Specifically, s/he will:
Identify, incorporate and promote climate-smart and environmentally sustainable agriculture production strategies.
Support activities related to increased and improved market availability of nutrient dense foods.
Contribute to the development of a niche for PCI in value chain management and linkages with private sector.
Train project team in agribusiness, marketing and procurement strategies.
Ensure continuous improvement of quality, including the establishment and routine utilization of a results-driven-management system.
In collaboration with the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation staff, develop and facilitate a learning agenda; publish and present results.
Manage the day-to-day aspects of LRP activities, including direct supervision of the LRP team.
Coordinate and work closely with the Director, Food for Education to facilitate strong linkages to the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program.
Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders, including the private sector, at community levels in the program areas to coordinate efforts, leverage resources and maximize results.
Ensure fluid communication and close working relationships with partner organizations, including donors and government entities, as well as PCI Headquarters staff.
Ensure sustainability of program outcomes and that LRP activities will not have any negative environmental impact in the program areas.
Prepare, manage and monitor budgets and other program resources.
Document best practices and prepare communications for different audiences, including the public, the Nicaraguan government, stakeholders, donors and at national/international conferences and other venues.
Ensure innovation and responsiveness for optimal impact.
Interested Parties: Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your ability to meet the technical responsibilities of the position through PCI’s online portal. Only finalists will be contacted. PCI is an equal opportunity employer.
About Project Concern International:
Founded in 1961, PCI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and currently operates in 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Sectoral focus areas include: health and nutrition; water and sanitation; food and livelihood security; humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management; and disease prevention and mitigation. Job Location Jinotega, Nicaragua Position Type Full-Time/Regular
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