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TOR – PROGRAM MANAGER

BACKGROUND:

Since 2003, Sayara has applied innovative solutions to complex communications, development and stabilization problems throughout Afghanistan. Founded by Afghan and international strategic communication specialists, Sayara is renowned for its unique approach to strategic communications that utilizes in-depth local knowledge, regional networks and robust research designs. Sayara is, above all, an Afghan company committed to the development of the local civil society and economy. Our social and economic responsibility towards Afghanistan’s development is paramount to every decision.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The selected candidate will support several communications and community engagement projects and participate in business development. One of the main projects that the incumbent will be focusing on is a communications for stabilization program that designs and broadcasts public service announcements in support of peace and stability. The business development aspect of the job will be on an intermittent basis and will include proposal writing, client engagements and presentations and concept developments.

 

The Program Manager is expected to:

  • Lead teams of national or international staff
  • Manage the day to day activities of a program
  • Write client ready program reports on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Work in a dynamic environment with multiple teams
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Manage project deliverables in line with the project plan
  • Monitor project progress and performance
  • Support the operations of Sayara and perform any other project management related tasks as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience writing reports; strong editing capabilities desirable
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge about the donor industry and experience writing proposals desirable
  • Given the heavy reporting requirements of this position, native English speakers are preferred

 

POSITION DETAILS:

This is an international position

 

REPORTING LINES:

The Project Manager reports to the Senior Program Manager

 

DURATION:

The Project Manager will be offered a one (1) year Employment Contract, with a four (4) month probation period and the option for renewal, based on the discretion of, and mutual agreement between Sayara Strategies and the Project Manager

 

LOCATION:

This position is based in Kabul, Afghanistan

 

How to apply:

Please send an introductory email and CV to info@sayarastrategies.com. Subject line of the email should be “Project Manager” and then the applicant’s name. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualifications

  • Experience writing reports; strong editing capabilities desirable
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge about the donor industry and experience writing proposals desirable
  • Given the heavy reporting requirements of this position, native English speakers are preferred