The WfWI Associate Director of Program Policy is a Headquarters GPU position that works with the country programs to ensure the development, implementation, and continued enhancement of high quality programs.
- Coordinate the development and monitoring of annual GPU operating plan and budget against strategic goals and objectives
- Lead the periodic update of Program Guidelines, including the development of operational standards and/or minimum requirements and training materials
- Contribute to strategic planning and development of new areas for programmatic intervention.
- Identify complementary programs (HIV testing or access to banks, for example) or graduate services (income generation opportunities or advanced training, for example) that can be implemented organization-wide.
- Develop targets, guidelines, partnerships, and (with the M&E team) monitoring and evaluation tools for such programs.
- Track the implementation of these programs across all countries.
- Develop and implement process to pilot and learn from changes in the core program across Country Offices
- Create and implement guidelines for product development. This refers to graduates of WfWI programs making and selling items for local purchase or through export to major retailers with whom WfWI establishes partnerships.
- Lead the program team’s input to creation and implementation of an entry and exit strategy for Country Office operations. Ensure that assessments are conducted for new Country Programs according to established guidelines.
- Contribute to cross-functional systems improvement in enrollment planning and related sponsorship areas, including non 1:1 sponsorship
- Develop and facilitate the use of a Program and Operations Monitoring Tool
- Stellar planning and project management ability
- Able to work under pressure and handle multiple projects
- Ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and concisely
- Attention to detail
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
- Skilled consensus builder
- Master’s degree; MBA or experience in the private sector is preferable.
- 5-10 years of work experience, preferably in international development
- Work experience in transitional or developing countries
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally