Technical Program Manager
Posted on: September 25, 2022
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Kantar Public's Development Practice technical program manager will
be responsible for ensuring that sound management principles and
tools are employed in the processes and procedures of Kantar
Public's Development Practice technical unit in the areas of MEL,
CLA, Data Analytics and Social and Behavior Change. The Program
Manger reports to the VP Technical Development Practice.
Overall Role Responsibilities
The Technical Program Manager will:
Provide technical, management, procedural, and administrative
support to the unit in the areas of MEL, CLA, Social and Behavior
Change and Data Analytics.
Manage all operations, including but not limited to performance
management processes, USG compliance oversight
Support the VP Technical and technical directors to develop,
implement, and troubleshoot strategies, plans, and procedures;
ensure consistency in across the technical division.
Maintains a variety of organizational tools to manage staff,
including consultant rosters, leave schedules, and org chart
Serve as project manager for designated projects including
deliverable coordination, technical direction, staffing,
contractual/subcontract oversight, budgeting, monitoring of
progress, review of final products.
Liaise between field and headquarters office teams on operational,
contractual, human resource, and administrative matters. Maintain
and manage a positive working relationship with consultants and
Draft terms of reference for technical assistance activities for
designated projects. Recruit subcontracts and consultants to carry
out required tasks.
Monitor project budgets, project invoices, and monthly
Identify budget and schedule risks, monitor and report on
Support start-up and close out of projects as needed.
Train and mentor junior staff.
Undertake technical research to support on-going project and
practice initiatives, including in key areas of growth.
Engage in short-term technical assignments on projects.
Coordinate and contribute to the completion of technical
Support field implementation activities.
Facilitate of workshops and stakeholder meetings during field
visits for relevant projects and/or proposals.
Represent Kantar Public as a technical professional, to include
presentations on technical topics at external networking events and
participation in subject matter working groups internally and
Contribute to technical reports and thought pieces for clients,
internal Kantar reports, and the broader international development
Contribute to pre-proposal and proposal efforts through
coordination, market research, recruitment, and other areas as
Support opportunity teaming efforts including identification of
partners, evaluation of qualifications, partner outreach, and
Support development of technical approaches and development of
Provide written inputs to various sections of proposals including
technical narratives, staffing, qualifications, management, and
other, as required by the requests for proposals (RFPs).
Participate in overseas marketing initiatives, targeting key
private and public sector stakeholders and/or USAID.
Liaise with recruiters and field staff to identify, interview, and
recruit the best candidates for upcoming projects.
Conceptualize and draft marketing materials in consultation with
Identify new opportunities through desktop and in-country
Undergraduate degree in international relations, government,
3-7 years of progressively responsible technical experience in
international development working on the project activities.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in project coordination for various clients, public and
Experience providing business development and proposal coordinating
support for United States Government development institutions and
other international development organizations.
Strong analytical capabilities, critical thinking skills.
Clear and concise writing capabilities.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Self-motivated with attention to detail and passion for
Willingness to travel overseas to developing countries up to 20% of
Project management experience on large, complex donor-funded
Experience working on proposals for United States Government
development institutions and other international development
Overseas experience in developing countries, either short- or
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