APRIES Program Manager - Guinea

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United States of America
Organization: University of Georgia Research Foundation
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

OIBR stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our impact lies in the fact that we catalyze high-impact multi-disciplinary research. The mission of OIBR addresses the world’s most pressing health, economic, social, educational, and policy challenges through the facilitation and promotion of social and behavioral science research.

Schedule Information: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date: 10/30/2020, Open until filled

Proposed Starting Date: 02/01/2021

Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, and List of References with Contact Information

Location of Vacancy: Athens, Georgia

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Classification Title: Public Service Professional AD

FLSA: Exempt

FTE: 1.0

Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in social science, international development, social work, or related field. Experience conducting social science research; international research experience, particularly in Africa; experience with data management and data analysis; experience working with institutional review boards (IRB); experience with management of grants, including budgets; experience managing multi-university teams; speaking and writing in French is highly desired.

Position Summary

This position, funded by the U.S. State Department, will manage a project on human trafficking in Guinea, West Africa. The project ends in 2025. The goals of the APRIES project are to establish baseline estimates of human trafficking in the selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, contract with community agencies to administer programs to combat trafficking in these countries, and conduct monitoring and evaluation of these programs.

The APRIES Program Manager will coordinate all operational aspects of the project for Guinea, including collaborations between the UGA team and universities and community agencies abroad, financial management of grant activities, coordination of communication between project staff and all stakeholders, and data management. The Program Manager also manages the day-to-day operation of the project for Guinea and provides support to the Director and project staff in meeting reporting deadlines and regulatory requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Experience working with adult learners.
Exceptional organization skills.
Demonstrate professional behavior.
Exhibits a high level of initiative.
Ability to work independently and with multiple partners and stakeholders.
Work as a team member with all project partners and staff.
Ability to plan and implement required project responsibilities.
Ability to supervise and evaluate staff and program performance.
Experience assigning tasks and monitoring progress to ensure adherence with project needs and deadlines.
Advanced word processing and basic data management skills.

Physical Demands

Working in a standard office environment.


Supports the Project Director (PD) to ensure federal performance measures are met, as well as the strategic, programmatic, and technical integrity of the project. Makes programmatic decisions regarding sensitive information and program eligibility. Independently oversees partnership efforts and communications, and technical assistance activities.

Percentage of time: 40

Supervises and contributes to the development of project-related resources (e.g., training materials, operations manual), web-content, sub-contracts, research tools, IRB applications, etc. Works in close collaboration with and facilitates relationships among stakeholders and partners. Leads regularly scheduled project team and partner meetings.

Percentage of time: 30

Works with partners in planning domestic and international site visits; participates in regular conference calls with the State Department and collaborators. Works with Sponsored Projects Administration in management of grant funds and in the execution and coordination of sub-awards and consultancy contracts.

Percentage of time: 15

Oversees the development and administration of a web-based database designed to document recruitment, retention, attendance, and assessment data. Completes administrative and quality assurance paperwork. Aggregate, generate, and submit quarterly reports. Solicits, documents, and reviews project team input/feedback. Responds to both internal and external ad hoc requests for data or program information.

Percentage of time: 15

How to apply:

To apply, visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/175203.

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