Senior Program Development Manager
IntraHealth International, Inc. - Chapel Hill, NC

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For over 30 years, in more than 90 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.

In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private-sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

IntraHealth International is seeking a Senior Program Development Manager to be based in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina office.

The Senior Program Development Manager leads efforts to respond to program development opportunities, with an emphasis on strategically increasing IntraHealth’s portfolio of priority projects. This position independently oversees and manages teams composed of staff, consultants, and external partners to develop proposals in response to donor solicitations and organizationally-determined priority areas. The position develops and maintains specialized knowledge of specific regions, countries, and technical areas of interest to the organization. In developing proposals, s/he participates in or leads project design (depending on the size and complexity of the opportunity), writes key sections of proposals and ensures that all critical components of the proposal are successfully completed including but not limits to budget development, and personnel recruitment and . The position provides guidance and support for field-based proposal development initiatives, including conducting capture trips, screening local partners, and apportioning partner budgets. The position is held accountable for the high quality submission of all donor-related requirements by internally or externally-imposed deadlines. S/he contributes to the larger strategic development of the Program Development Department and serves in a least one leadership role for the department. S/he represents the organization externally with international and local partners as well as government and private donors.

This position reports to the Program Development Director and supervises the workload of the Program Development Officer (s), and/or Specialist(s).


Provides leadership in expanding IntraHealth’s project portfolio in strategic program areas and ensures alignment with IntraHealth’s core business areas.
Leads proposal development teams, liaising with program, finance, communications, contracts, and field staff to ensure high quality, cohesive proposals that are grounded in solid public health practice and compliant with donor requirements and regulations.
Conducts capture trips to the field to determine feasibility of pursuing particular opportunities and independently engages with potential partners and potential staff.
Works with Chapel Hill-based and field-based program staff to develop and support country-level program development opportunities.
Negotiates with international and local non-governmental organizations to establish partnerships for existing and future program development opportunities.
Monitors and tracks business opportunities for priority countries, and prepares Bid Decision Memos.
Engages directly in the development of proposals, contributing to or leading technical design, and writing key sections.
Recruits, interviews, and hires consultants to assist with program development, including preparing consultant scopes of work, and monitoring work product.
Oversees proposal budgets by tracking and monitoring expenditures.
Holds debriefings with proposal teams to identify and document lessons learned and best practices for program development efforts.
Makes recommendations on how to modify and improve Program Development tools.
Remains current on latest funding trends, policies, and innovations for health that align with the organization’s current and expanding core business.
Represents IntraHealth to an array of external clients and stakeholders, such as partner agencies, donors, consultants, and potential key personnel.
Supervises the workload of Program Development Officer(s), and/or Specialist(s) and provides supportive guidance to help them achieve their performance goals.
Master's Degree in Public Health or related field and 6 or more years relevant professional experience in international development (project implementation or management or new business development); or Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field and 8 or more years relevant professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Overseas experience, including residence in a developing country. Supervisory and project management experience.

Knowledge of logical frameworks or other project design concepts; previous project design experience strongly preferred.
Advanced writing, editing, and negotiation skills.
Ability to be flexible in the phase of changing priorities and maintain a sense of humor.
Fluency in English.
Proficiency in a second language preferred.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, usually not to exceed 25% of total working days per year.
Computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe, SharePoint.

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