Program Manager, All Children Reading

World Vision , Washington, United States
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Job Summary

Job Description

World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Globally, we have over 37,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 900 of us call World Vision USA home.

The job: World Vision seeks a Program Manager who sits within the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) Challenge Management team at World Vision. Launched in 2011, ACR GCD is a partnership of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government that advances EdTech innovation and research to improve reading outcomes for marginalized children in low-resource contexts.

You will direct and manage project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of a portfolio of small to mid-size projects, including prize competitions, that drive innovation and scaling in three focus areas:

  • enhancing literacy learning for children with disabilities;
  • driving the development and use of accessible books in underserved languages; and
  • strengthening foundations for literacy to improve early childhood learning.

You will also contribute to effective collaboration among stakeholders and Partners, innovator capacity building and program quality improvement. You will develop and oversee the use of agile project management systems and tools, including functioning as a Scrum Master.

You’ll Bring These Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in project design, monitoring and evaluation, social inclusion, the social and human rights model of disability and the broader international development and/or education sector
  • Familiarity with assistive technology, accessibility, product development and scalability of open source tools
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement;
  • Familiarity and understanding of the contribution of technology to literacy and learning, and of ACR GCD activities are preferred
  • Strong command of English in speaking and writing skills; familiarity with a second language is not required but favorable.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (eight years) with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in international development with emphasis on managing grants and/or projects.
  • Domestic and international travel required (up to 25% of the time)