Program Director

This listings application deadline has expired so it is probably out of date

View all jobs →

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC), an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), works to strengthen health systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS in operational areas. Currently, MGIC has a presence and offices in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.


The Program Director will support the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)/Maryland Global Initiatives (MGIC) Country Director in ensuring smooth running of the MGIC/UMB programs. The Program Director will be responsible for providing overall program oversight and will collaborate with the Technical, Human Resource, Administration, Finance and Program teams in the day-to-day execution of duties. The Program Director will oversee the planning and implementation of the MGIC/UMB projects.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Program Strategy and Development:

Lead the development of the organization’s program strategy in alignment with donor’s requirements.

Identify opportunities for program growth and enhancement to meet the evolving needs of the target beneficiaries and communities.

2. Program Planning and Execution:

Develop detailed program plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation, to ensure effective and efficient program implementation.

Provide direction and guidance to program managers and teams to achieve program goals and objectives.

3. Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Building:

Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including donors, partners, government agencies, and community organizations.

Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of programs.

4. Team Leadership and Development:

Supervise and mentor program manager and staff, fostering a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and continuous learning.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:

Oversee the design and implementation of robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track program progress, outcomes, and impact.

Utilize data and insights from evaluations to inform program improvements and decision-making.

6. Budgeting and Financial Management:

Work closely with the finance team to develop program budgets and ensure effective financial management and resource allocation.

Monitor program expenditures and ensure compliance with budget guidelines.

7. Representation:

Represent the organization at relevant forums, conferences, and meetings, promoting the organization’s mission, programs, and impact.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least (7) year of Project Management experience, of which three (4) must be at Senior Management Level, or Master’s Degree with at least three (3) years of Project Management experience of which (2) must be at Senior Management Level
  • Formal university qualification in the relevant field (e.g., Project Management, development, public administration, business administration, etc.)
  • Should possess a post graduate qualification in Management and Leadership
  • Must have extensive knowledge and hands on experience managing CDC and USAID funded projects.
  • Should have extensive knowledge and experience in organizational Capacity Building
  • Extensive experience in program management, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with a proven ability to develop and implement effective program strategies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in team management and leadership.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and dedication to achieving its goals.