Program Manager – Gender and Youth Practice

Banyan Global

Position description


  • Manage and oversee Banyan Global’s projects in the gender and youth practice;
  • Supervise COPs, field staff, and home office teams in the gender and youth practice;
  • Provide technical inputs on gender, youth, and social inclusion projects, including designing and leading trainings, co-creating behavior change strategies, implementing gender analyses, and overseeing youth mentorship programs;
  • Provide managerial oversight on designated projects;
  • Support the gender and youth’s knowledge management and adaptive learning strategies;
  • Manage strategic new business opportunities, including overseeing field reconnaissance and serving as lead technical writer;
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with potential partners;
  • Represent Banyan Global to diverse stakeholders and audiences.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience managing donor-funded international development projects in gender, youth and/or social inclusion;
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience implementing and managing USAID development projects;
  • Experience managing teams and supervising remotely;
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills;
  • Familiarity with USAID contracting and reporting requirements;
  • Experience leading USAID proposals, including the conceptualization of the technical approach, writing of the technical approach, recruitment of key personnel, and packaging of the final proposal document;
  • Ability to travel internationally for short-term consultancies (post COVID);
  • English fluency required, additional language skills a plus;
  • Advanced degree in relevant field.

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