Title: Director of Program Quality
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Date: April 15, 2019
Trickle Up seeks a highly motivated, energetic development professional with strong field-based program experience to serve in a newly created role of Director of Program Quality. Trickle Up, celebrating its 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year, focuses on driving large scale change to help women & the more vulnerable, living in extreme poverty, to gain the confidence & skills necessary to achieve greater economic self-sufficiency & well-being. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Director of Program Quality is a senior member of the Trickle Up Program Team, responsible for providing strategic leadershipto strengthen the quality, impact & alignment of Trickle Ups programs in Asia, Latin America & West Africa, plus the global Refugee Affairs program underway in multiple locations.
The Director of Program Quality supports regional & program teams in setting programmatic priorities with the aim of demonstrating impact of the Graduation Approach in reducing extreme poverty at the individual/household level & required systems change at the institutional/organizational level. This is a strategic leadership position, currently with no line management responsibilities, based in New York (Trickle Ups headquarters), that works with teams across Trickle Ups global operations in New York, Washington DC, Asia, Latin America & West Africa. This position will be required to travel approximately 35-40% of the time to Trickle Ups global programs.
- Enhance program quality, coherency & alignment across Trickle Up programs & regional teams, fostering vibrant, effective virtual program quality teams
- Work with Heads of Program on the development & implementation of regional & program strategies & operational plans
- Identify capacity-building needs of staff & partners; develop & oversee capacity development plans
- Facilitate Program Team to agree on key cross-cutting themes that Trickle Up will prioritize & mainstream within its program strategies
- Support resource mobilization efforts, including identification of funding needs & support on program design opportunities
- Represent Trickle Up & engage in key fora to advance Trickle Ups position & leadership in key thought leadership discussions & events
- Minimum of a masters degree in a related field (social sciences, international development studies, agricultural economics, etc.)
- Minimum of 7 years of living & working overseas with a credible, reputable NGO(s) of a scale beyond one country or country-specific program area; management & oversight of development/humanitarian multi-funded programs; overall 15 years professional experience in the development/humanitarian sector
- Demonstrated experience leading and/or coordinating strategic planning processes, including overseeing the implementation of accompanying operational plans/roadmaps
- Demonstrated experience designing/implementing capacity building plans & training programs