LOCATION: Afghanistan, female candidates only
START DATE: 25 May, 2023
Lapis is a leading media, education, research, project management, and strategic communications company operating throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa, South and Central Asia. Lapis supports local and global efforts to bring about positive change in frontier markets and challenging environments. From delivering education projects to strategic communications and project design, for nearly two decades, Lapis’ work has framed how individuals, communities, and nations see their world. We employ an unparalleled understanding of complex media and sociopolitical environments. We stay at the forefront of changes in audiences’ media and technology consumption and combine this systems-level knowledge with our on-ground expertise to tailor carefully analyzed and creatively engaging products. Our clients include governments, foundations, international organizations, and the private sector.
We seek exceptional candidates for the program manager role who have the passion, intellectual acuity, and business acumen to help grow our organization and deepen our impact. Program managers are resourceful leaders who use high-level strategic thinking and contextual analysis to develop and deliver effective and innovative solutions.
ROLE + RESPONSIBILITIES
The Program Manager's primary focus is to oversee the day-to-day management of projects and related awards that are part of a portfolio covering mainly Afghanistan as a country office. The composition of the portfolio under the program manager's remit will vary over time, in line with changes and demands in Lapis’ overall funding portfolio. The initial focus of the position will be to manage Lapis’ efforts to expand journalists’ access to training and capacity-building initiatives in Afghanistan.
This role involves direct management of programs and related awards implemented in Afghanistan, and providing support and advice to the Program Director and the rest of the team. The program manager will be accountable for delivering the outcomes of the initiatives and staff under her authority. Being responsible for one or several initiatives at a time, the program manager plays a key role and works very closely with the program management team in the effective development and implementation of the partnership and business development strategies, in identifying and addressing systemic risks and issues; and in improving and creating new internal processes to assure compliance with the rules and regulations.
The Project Coordinator’s key duties will be to:
REQUIREMENTS (COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & EDUCATION)
Send your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected]. Please submit all attachments as PDFs and ensure that the document title includes name your first and last name as well as the position for which you are applying.