FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Project Director, English Access Micro-scholarship Program
The FHI 360 Global Connections (GC) department designs and implements high-level, innovative international exchange and training projects for emerging leaders from around the world and across a wide range of disciplines and sectors. Our programs support the development of change agents and contribute to social, economic, and community growth through professional, youth, cultural, and academic exchanges; English language acquisition; leadership development; scholarship and fellowship programs; academic partnerships; technical assistance; and institutional and individual capacity building.
We seek a Project Director to provide overall programmatic and operational management of the English Access Microscholarship Program (http://www.fhi360.org/projects/english-access-microscholarship-program-access), a large-scale global program that promotes and supports English language acquisition worldwide.
The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English-language skills to talented 13- to 20-year-olds from disadvantaged sectors around the world through after-school classes and intensive summer sessions in their home communities. As part of their course work, Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate in their countries’ socioeconomic development and better prepare themselves to compete for future U.S. exchange and study programs. Programs are run by local organizations and teachers and focus on participants’ English language, service learning, and critical thinking skills. Since the program’s inception in 2004, over 115,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in Access activities.
The Access Program also offers U.S.-based professional development exchanges for selected teachers and administrators, and U.S. Embassy staff. Regional English Language Officers provide additional TESOL support in the development of teacher and administrator trainings for Access teachers around the globe.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities across five concurrent Cooperative Agreements with a total contract value of over $120 million to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Work closely with external funder and internal management to develop and cultivate a strategic vision and long-term strategic plan for the program.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with funding partner, the U.S. Department of State, and other stakeholders, including Regional English Language Officers and global in-country liaisons at U.S. Embassies or Consulates through the use of excellent communication skills and a solution-driven approach.
- Build, manage, and mentor team of 16+ staff and continue to strategically improve, structure, and professionally develop alignment with client needs, organizational objectives, and strategic program growth.
- Ensure project staff is successfully trained on mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives, and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
- Oversee a collaborative process to develop and refine operating procedures for issuing, managing, and monitoring large volume (600+) service agreements for educational program providers serving constituents in more than 100 countries worldwide.
- Work with FHI 360 service units (Procurement, Contracts, Human Resources, Finance) to respond to project and client needs.
- Lead project staff in planning, coordinating, and administering U.S.-based workshops and exchanges, including identification of partners and collaboration with funder on content, scope, and implementation timeline.
- Oversee the sub-grant cycle of workshop partners from pre-award to close-out, including solicitation and selection processes, pre-award, award, monitoring, and close-out of sub-awards based on funder regulations, policies, and FHI 360 procedures.
- Lead the development of proposals for annual funding requests and competitive funding cycles.
- Draft and ensure timely submission of high-quality work plans, quarterly reports, and any other reports required by the U.S. Department of State.
- Oversee the procurement and shipment of books, materials, and computer equipment as directed by the U.S. Department of State.
- Participate in the strategic development of Global Connections policies, procedures, and protocols with Department Director and departmental managers.
- Represent the program and FHI 360 at both internal and external events and collaborate with the Department Director on strategic planning and business development.