Program Manager, U.S.-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program (UJLEP) (NEW) - Military veterans preferred



  employee   contract

District of Columbia
United States


Job Category: Leadership Practice
Requisition Number: PROGR002624

Jordan, 0000, JOR

Who We Are

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and more than 600 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

Based in Amman, Jordan, the Program Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the program and overseeing day-to-day activities. The Program Manager will be responsible for designing, planning, and implementing project activities and managing the U.S.-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program (UJLEP) team in Jordan. The Program Manager will report to the Program/Country Director, will supervise a small field team, and work very closely with the Program team at IREX’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This position is open to Jordanian nationals only.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum 7+ years of progressive relevant job experience. or a master’s degree and 6 years of experience. including at least three years in program management in the development field with international or local development organizations, or a donor agency, with programs working in leadership and youth development and/or economic empowerment/entrepreneurship and/or civil society strengthening and/or gender and social inclusion.
  • Experience as an alumna/alumnus of US Government-funded exchange programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience in US Government-funded programs in Jordan, demonstrated familiarity with U.S. Government policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of leadership exchange programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in donor relations.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and training and curriculum development, including experience in delivering remote/online leadership skills building and facilitating online collaborations among youth leaders.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management, fiscal monitoring, and budget realignments.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in program communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across program activities and teams.
  • Ability to communicate at the highest professional standards, including providing high-quality technical reporting and producing high-quality communication materials in both Arabic and English.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced working environment and under pressure.
  • Proven communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Strong social media and outreach skills.
  • Strong facilitation, collaboration, and training skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills, demonstrated ability to build healthy team spirit, collaborations.
  • Excellent ability to remain flexible and collaborative while adhering to strict deadlines,
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Outlook, SharePoint, and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to network and collaborate with fellows and alumni, outreach partners, and U.S. host organizations.
  • Excellent managerial skills.
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in Jordan.

Your Daily Tasks
  • Develop, monitor, and oversee workplan implementation.
  • Manage day-to-day program operations and activities, ensuring high-quality and timely deliverables.
  • Lead outreach to local stakeholders and outreach partners, and serve as primary contact for outreach partners, applicants, fellows, alumni, and U.S. hosts.
  • Develop partnerships with local government and non-government stakeholders to maximize program impact and develop the program.
  • Manage, supervise, and mentor a small in-country program team.
  • Manage technical and logistical aspects of program activities, in-country and in the U.S., in close coordination with the UJLEP U.S.-based team.
  • Develop and adapt training resources and curricula, and deliver training and capacity-building.
  • Oversee program budgeting and projections, oversee financial management, working closely with the Program’s Senior Finance Manager.
  • Lead the development of UJLEP small grants’ scopes of work and budgets, manage small grants, including alumni support, drafting subgrant documents, oversee due diligence process, in compliance with U.S. Government and IREX policies.
  • Manage procurement, including technical assistance and technical services providers, in compliance with U.S. Government and IREX policies, including leading the selection of vendors, consultants, and other technical services providers, overseeing procurement processes, drafting Scopes of Work and specifications and agreements/contracts.
  • Oversee Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), guiding the development of evaluation tools, overseeing timely and effective data collection and analysis, and working closely with the Senior MEL Officer.
  • Lead technical reporting to the donor.
  • Manage program communications and effectively communicate the program’s impact to internal and external audiences.
  • Support Program Director in donor relations and communications.
  • Represent IREX and the program at program-related events and in other leadership development/professional development exchanges fora.
  • Guide the program team to collaborate and network with other programs, and ensure efficient synergies with other U.S. Government alumni networks.
  • Manage program risks, including the development of contingency plans.
  • Lead and coordinate potential program expansion and/or renewal, leading in the identification and supporting the capture of program development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are anEqualOpportunityEmployer, including disability/vets.