Senior Manager

CHAI, Boston, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th October, 2020

Job Description

Position Overview:

As CHAI's Health Workforce Global Team expands in breadth and scope of work a Senior Manager is needed to support multiple work areas. This role will support a number of work areas which include staff management, project management and work product development, professional development programming, team operations functions, and knowledge management.

This role will initially have three direct reports including a team coordinator who supports functions across the entire team. The Senior Manager will report to the Director of the Health Workforce team. This role requires a combination of strong communication capabilities, analytical skills, and high degrees of organization and overall project management. The role does not require travel in the immediate future (due to COVID) and may be flexibly based. Depending on the timeline of the engagement, area of interest, and skill set, the role may support other initiatives of the Health Workforce team.


  • Supervise and mentor a team of CHAI staff and provide strategic direction, managerial and technical support as well as quality assurance of work
  • Oversee the development and implementation of regular work plans and budgets and monitor progress to ensure that deliverables and milestones are met in a timely fashion
  • Assume responsibility for program budgeting and financial management including liaising with CHAI global headquarters and donors, ensuring compliance with CHAI and donor rules and regulations, tracking expenditures, forecasting costs, and ensuring sound financial transactions
  • Oversee team operations initiatives, including work planning functions, team calls, etc.
  • Develop tools, templates and written guidance for staff development
  • Manage senior level stakeholder relationships
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs as required
  • Liaise and manage communication with other global teams and country teams within CHAI, as necessary
  • Other responsibilities as neededQualifications


  • 7+ years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector (e.g., management consulting)
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems, in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve objectives and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines and support others to do the same in a way that serves project results and overall team coordination
  • Demonstrated ability to design and help others navigate ambiguous and complex processes and be flexible
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Experience designing, managing medium to large-sized teams and implementing long-term projects
  • Experience in professional development and experience in staff mentorship and training
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills in English
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including experience developing tools in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus amongst stakeholders and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Ability to work with teams across time zones and locations
  • Humility and willingness to work hard in difficult conditions, patience with bureaucracy


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