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Special Projects, Senior Manager

Company: Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Betw
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN, MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY, ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR ARE A PROTECTED VETERAN, WE INVITE YOU TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF, ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, AND TO ASSIST US WITH PLACEMENT AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. SUMMARY: The East-West Center is accepting applications for a limited, two-year appointment (with possibility of extension) for Senior Manager for Special Projects in the Communications & External Relations team. The Senior Manager for Special Projects is responsible for managing the portfolio of grant-funded projects and cross-departmental special initiatives based within the Communications & External Relations department of the East-West Center, as tasked by the Chief Communications Officer. The role centrally includes managing and coordinating the EWC component of the PROJECT Governance cooperative agreement, among other projects. In coordination with the CCO and CER administrative staff, the Senior Manager recruits and supervises project teams, and leads project planning, budgeting, delivery, and reporting. - MAJOR DUTIES : Manages CER's special projects unit, with primary responsibility for a portfolio of ongoing grant-funded projects and strategic initiatives. Responsible for project development and planning, including schedules, budgets, project management systems, coordinating interdepartmental project teams. Leads the delivery of the BASE Project and PROJECT Governance (see EWC website for details). Ensures donor narrative and financial reports are on time and of high quality. Ensures effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches inform project design and implementation. Works with other CER units to implement the communications and visibility strategy for special projects, including the development of internal and external communications materials. Coordinates and communicates across project partners and stakeholders, including regional governance-related programs and organizations, to ensure effective management of project-related issues, complementarity, and collaboration. In collaboration with the CCO and EWC department directors, coordinates and oversees the contribution of EWC staff from to Center-wide projects including PROJECT Governance. Advises CCO with respect to CER planning, policies, and programming for delivery of special projects including PROJECT Governance as well as additional grant proposals, and Center-wide initiatives. This position also establishes, strengthens, and supports partnerships that advance PROJECT Governance objectives at national, regional, and international levels. SUPERVISION : The incumbent works independently under the general direction from the Chief Communications Officer. Assignments are made in terms of broad goals and deliverables and work may be reviewed for fulfillment of objectives and conformance with departmental policy and practice. The incumbent demonstrates a high degree of autonomous judgment, discretion, and resourcefulness in resolving complex and/or intricate, controversial, or unprecedented issues and problems, and resolves most issues that arise. Supervises project teams and administrative personnel as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or equivalent in a field related to public policy, public administration, international development, economics, business, law, or social sciences. Diploma or certificate course in project management. At least eight years of professional experience in project management and administration in the Indo-Pacific region. Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and communication abilities in the execution of international projects with counterparts at various levels of government and the non-government sector. Proven record of coordination and partnership building with donors, governments, development partners, and civil society. Experience leading teams located and working across multiple locations. Sensitivity to diverse opinions and differing social and cultural perceptions. Experience organizing and convening regional, sub-regional, and national events such as meetings, consultations, workshops etc. - Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with strong writing ability at a project donor reporting level. Leadership and management skills, including staff performance management. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Previous experience managing large-scale grant projects in the Indo-Pacific region. Previous experience overseeing projects supporting state and/or non-state actors in advancing human rights, development, and good governance. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of regional cultural values and international human rights principles and standards. Ability to speak one or more Asian or Pacific Island languages. SALARY: $107,317.94 per year which includes a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 9.75% (subject to change annually) and an attractive total compensation package. WHO MAY APPLY: All persons who meet qualification requirements. HOW TO APPLY: Submit an electronic application at APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW . Application information should include a cover letter with position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, a resume, and names and addresses of three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on the materials submitted. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled As required under Title IX, the East-West Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates, including admissions and employment.

Keywords: Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Betw, Honolulu , Special Projects, Senior Manager, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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