Program Manager, USAID Food Security Service Center II Project, United States

Social Impact

Program Manager, USAID Food Security Service Center II Project, United States

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over one hundred countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Social Impact strives to be a great place to work. We are proud of our diversity and actively seek to expand it as a way of improving our employees’ experience, our collective professional breadth and the quality of the work we do. We seek to promote equity and inclusion through our policies and practices and build a culture of belonging for everyone where differences and authenticity are honored and embraced. We work hard to create opportunities for growth and ensure that our staff are fulfilled and engaged. We believe we are better when we collaborate, learn from one another and have fun while working hard.

Position Summary:

Social Impact is seeking a full-time Program Manager (PM) to assist with the recruitment and backstopping of short-term consultants and provide project administrative and logistical support to the FSSC II project team. The PM will help manage a portfolio of short-term assignments from inception and mobilization through completion. In addition, the PM will prepare project budgets, manage the consultant database, maintain all related project documents, and provide inputs for quarterly and annual reports.

This position is based in the Project’s office in Arlington, VA, and reports to the Chief of Party.

The position will be full-time, and will run through the end of the project in May 2024, with potential for extension.

**Please Note: This position is based in the FSSC II Project office in Arlington, VA, with in-person work required three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Candidates are required to be based in the DMV area. **


  • Identify, recruit, and manage consultants from initial contact to hire date, including completion of references, background checks, and other due diligence activities.
  • Provide programmatic and administrative support to project operations, including processing consultant expense reports, review and approve timesheets, process vendor invoices, reconcile credit card charges, prepare assignment budgets and consultant agreements, and manage consultants’ activities in the field.
  • Provide logistical support to consultants, including but not limited to arranging travel and hotel reservations, and securing visas.
  • Contribute to quarterly reports, annual reports, and other project deliverables as needed.
  • Manage the consultant database.
  • Respond to all consultant requests within a 24-hour timeframe.
  • Assist with client reporting.


  • BA in International Development, International Relations, or related field and at least three years of relevant project/program support experience ideally in USG-funded international development program/project experience, preferably supporting USAID-funded projects. OR
    • MA in relevant field and at least two years of experience related to the above.
  • Experience in conducting recruitment and management of consultants or staff, including sourcing, outreach and correspondence, candidate analysis, and consultant offers, agreements and onboarding. Experience with candidate databases preferred.
  • Experience in project operations, management, and administration, including budget development, logistics, and invoicing.
  • Ability to follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft standard applications and familiarity with using databases.
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint a plus.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Come join our diverse, innovative and collaborative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, working as part of a creative and committed team, making a difference in advancing development effectiveness across the globe.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply

Deadline: 18 Dec 2023