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86983 Requisition #
Grade: H
FTE: 100%

Title: Program Manager, Gender and Philanthropy

Duration: 18 months (June 2020- December 2021), potential for extension based on success of initiative

Background:
Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford University (GCfGE) aims to redefine the approach to global health and development by creating a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to build on the evidence on what works to address gender inequalities, fill key gender data gaps and equip the next generations of global health and development leaders to tackle gender equality challenges. Our vision is to create opportunities for advancement of gender equality through gender transformative research, policy, leadership and program formulation activities that enable all people to achieve their full human potential.

Position Summary:
The Program Manager (PM) will provide strategic guidance and project management support to the development of a new pillar of work within the GCfGE. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to support private philanthropists to incorporate an intersectional gender lens into their philanthropic strategies and investments to accelerate gender equality and sector outcomes.

The Program Manager will provide critical operational support, strategic guidance, and programmatic contributions across the Center’s emerging pillar of work with private philanthropists. The primary focus for this PM will be successful project planning, implementation, and monitoring for one large grant that includes multiple external partners and external consultants. This team member will be an integral member of Center program management staff and may have opportunities to support the grant technically. This position will interface externally with partners and sponsors to facilitate seamless and efficient communication between teams and ensure all needs are met.

Job Duties:
The Program Manager is a dynamic position which requires demonstrated skillset in strategic planning and management for the design and implementation of gender programs and excellent communication and relationship building skills. Programmatic expertise in gender equality and gender mainstreaming considered a plus. Core responsibilities of this role include:

Project management:
• Lead, facilitate and manage project activities to ensure deliverables are completed on time and according to donor and partner requirements.
• Develop systems and processes to track project plans, milestones and results.
• Provide advice and guidance to the team to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the project team and use of resources to achieve project outcomes.
• Develop quarterly and annual work plans, progress reports, financial reports, and other necessary project documentation for a variety of purposes and audiences.
• Contribute to the planning and writing of concept notes and/or proposals for new funding opportunities.
• Provide ad hoc support to the Program Lead in the development and execution of this body of work.

Knowledge Management:
• Support knowledge management initiatives to strengthen the design, tracking, delivery, and accessibility of communications and documents across the team.
• Facilitate knowledge sharing across the team as new learnings emerge on effective strategies and outcomes of gender equality mainstreaming with private philanthropists.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:
• Contribute to the development and implementation of the team monitoring, learning and evaluation framework, including strategies and indicators to effectively capture data and communicate project results.
• Identify and synthesize the best practices and lessons learned across the team.

Gender Technical Assistance:
• Develop and implement a tracking system to capture information and monitor the Center’s gender integration support to private philanthropists. Analyze and visualize this data to report learnings back to funders.
• Work closely with a human-centered design firm to support the development, review, and testing of new or reimagined integration tools and strategies as needed.
• Contribute to the recruitment of external consultants as needed.

External Partnerships:
• Build and maintain strong working partnerships and communication channels with all project partners and stakeholders. Communicate frequently with partners throughout the project duration to provide project updates.
• Analyze and triage communications from partners and identify the appropriate members of the team to follow up.
• Organize and attend key meetings with funders and partners, as well as conferences and events, as appropriate.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Proven success in project management, including the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
• Proven track record of successfully managing large budgets and tracking program expenditures.
• Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
• Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, particularly Outlook, Excel, MS Project Word and Smartsheet, as well as the ability to learn other software tools readily and implement them successfully.
• Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
• Understanding of gender and gender equality concepts, including the social, cultural, structural and institutional barriers to achieving gender equality. Strong understanding of gender mainstreaming and integration strategies considered a plus.
• In-depth knowledge of international development approaches, strategies, and policies to advance gender equality.
• Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors.
• Ability to work amidst ambiguity and thrive in a start-up mode, with initiative and comfort to work with little oversight.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally to attend meetings with funders and partners as necessary.

Desired Qualifications:
• Advanced degree related to international development, public administration, or gender with 5+ years of experience in project management.
• Understanding of the gender equality landscape, both in terms of funders and implementers. Experience tracking grant deliverables for large international funders.
• Understanding of gender integration strategies and key concepts, to effectively triage partner requests.
• Ability to work well with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic, and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
• Experience working in developing country contexts preferred.
• Ability to work in an additional language a plus.


About Stanford University
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Proven success in project program management, including the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
• Proven record of accomplishment successfully managing large budgets and tracking program expenditures.
• Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
• Experience tracking grant deliverables for large international funders.
• Understanding of gender integration strategies and key concepts, to quickly and effectively triage new requests.
• Ability to work well with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
• Experience working in developing country contexts preferred.
• Ability to work in an additional language a plus

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
• Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
• Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
• None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
• Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
• Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
• Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
• On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
• May travel locally.
• Occasional overnight travel.

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