The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). located in Palisades, New York, is seeking an experienced Program Manager to join its team. The successful Program Manager will organize and coordinate GRID3 activities within CIESIN, across the partners, and with external collaborators. Works closely together with GRID3 leadership, country teams, and other project managers in ensuring effective and timely implementation of the program.
Manages program implementation within GRID3 team at CIESIN. Works closely with GRID3 country teams to coordinate and track country-level activities and plans.
Manages integration of work plans across GRID3 partners. Facilitates calls, meetings, working groups, and discussions, ensuring efficient information sharing across the partners as well as between program leadership and country implementation teams.
Creates, maintains, and manages processes and tools for the program's weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual status reporting. Tracks the program's outputs, outcomes, and milestones and updates the logframe as needed.
Assists GRID3 leadership in managing the program's strategy, resources, and long-term objectives. Identifies potential bottlenecks, risks, and other challenges and works with other project staff to identify and implement appropriate responses.
Assists with efforts involving proposal preparation, grant management, subcontracting, and coordination of Columbia University and CIESIN policies and procedures. Performs other relevant duties as assigned.
Reports to Senior Staff Associate and receives guidance from GRID3 leadership. Exercises independent judgment and initiative within specific objectives. Must be able to work in interdisciplinary teams.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Management, or related field required. Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Management, or similar field is desired.
Minimum of 4 years of related work experience in program / project management, communications, strategic planning, and stakeholder engagement is required.
Experience in international development, and familiarity with geospatial data are preferred.
Ability to organize complex tasks and bring them to successful completion is required.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, strong interpersonal skills, and experience managing a team and/or external consultants is required.
Competency in MS Office and G-Suite applications; experience using various project management tools and software (e.g. Asana, Smartsheets, Trello, etc.) is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; working proficiency in French, Portuguese, or other major languages is desired.
Expected international travel: 25%.
Prospective candidates must apply online
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