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Opportunity for U.S. Citizens: USAID Program Manager in The Gambia
June 15, 2022

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from U.S. citizens qualified, to provide personal services under contract as described in the following solicitation:

Resident Program Manager

Closing date: July 13, 2022 – 11:59 p.m. (GMT)

Summary of Position:

The Program Manager (PM) will serve as the resident point of contact for USAID/Senegal/Sahel Regional Office (SRO) in The Gambia and will coordinate USAID development programs as an advisor to the Ambassador and his/her designee. As such, they will oversee, monitor, and evaluate USAID activities; analyze the operating environment (political, economic and physical); and coordinate USAID/Senegal/SRO activities with State, Department of Defense (DoD), and assistance provided by other donors, including international and private assistance agencies in The Gambia.

The level of current and planned activities in The Gambia warrant the full attention of a dedicated and experienced development professional. USAID therefore plans to recruit a USPSC to serve as The Gambia PM to administratively oversee and coordinate, as appropriate, all USAID-funded activities in The Gambia. S/he will monitor and provide oversight on the growing portfolio of current activities and other potential USAID projects. The PM reports to USAID/Senegal/SRO and liaises closely with other USAID/Senegal support offices in Dakar and Washington, as appropriate, and will coordinate and respond to tasks from USAID/Washington as assigned by SRO.As the first USAID employee in the Gambia in decades, this is a high-profile position and requires that the incumbent maintain high-level professional contacts among regional institutions, donors, the private sector, and USG agencies. The incumbent is therefore expected to have the initiative, knowledge of Agency regulations and procedures, experience and maturity required to exercise professional judgment for conducting negotiations with relevant counterparts to further the Agency’s interests. The PM will report to the USAID/Senegal/SRO Deputy Mission Director and serve under Chief of Mission (COM) authority in The Gambia.

More information about the position and how to submit an offer can be found in the document linked above.