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Technical Program Manager

Company: Kantar
Location: West Chester
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

WE GO BEYOND THE OBVIOUS, USING INTELLIGENCE, PASSION AND CREATIVITY TO INSPIRE NEW THINKING AND SHAPE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. TO START A CAREER THAT IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY, PLEASE APPLY...JOB DETAILSWe are a leading evidence and advisory business for governments, multilateral organizations, and the private sector. With our roots in the world's oldest and best-known social research businesses, we have been partnering with clients across the globe to answer the next generation of public policy challenges for almost ninety years.Today, we work at the intersection of data, technology, and human understanding. Our specialist teams create the evidence required for decision making, and advise clients on national statistics and longitudinal programmes, public policy design and evaluation, ground-breaking behavior change programmes, and public opinion trends.We pioneer technologies that support new ways to reach and connect with citizens, often in challenging and hard-to-reach environments. We speak with hundreds of thousands of citizens every year on behalf of clients who trust us to define the gold standard of data integrity. We use our unique data ecosystem to provide the first evidence that enables governments to respond quickly at times of crisis. In the everyday, we continuously invest in our expertise in behavioral science and social change to tackle the world's most pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges.From advising governments on gender equality in the workplace, to providing the measure of national inflation, transforming the citizen experience of publicservices, or improving access to education in lower income countries - our consultants work across the breadth of public policy to build the quality of the public realm.Visit www.kantarpublic.com for more information.Role DescriptionKantar Public's Development Practice technical program manager will be responsible for ensuring that sound management principles and tools are employed in the processes and procedures of Kantar Public's Development Practice technical unit in the areas of MEL, CLA, Data Analytics and Social and Behavior Change. The Program Manger reports to the VP Technical Development Practice.Overall Role ResponsibilitiesThe Technical Program Manager will:

  • Provide technical, management, procedural, and administrative support to the unit in the areas of MEL, CLA, Social and Behavior Change and Data Analytics.
  • Manage all operations, including but not limited to performance management processes, USG compliance oversight
  • Support the VP Technical and technical directors to develop, implement, and troubleshoot strategies, plans, and procedures; ensure consistency in across the technical division.
  • Maintains a variety of organizational tools to manage staff, including consultant rosters, leave schedules, and org chart shiftsPROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • Serve as project manager for designated projects including deliverable coordination, technical direction, staffing, contractual/subcontract oversight, budgeting, monitoring of progress, review of final products.
    • Liaise between field and headquarters office teams on operational, contractual, human resource, and administrative matters. Maintain and manage a positive working relationship with consultants and clients.
    • Draft terms of reference for technical assistance activities for designated projects. Recruit subcontracts and consultants to carry out required tasks.
    • Monitor project budgets, project invoices, and monthly projections.
    • Identify budget and schedule risks, monitor and report on performance variances.
    • Support start-up and close out of projects as needed.
    • Train and mentor junior staff.TECHNICAL
      • Undertake technical research to support on-going project and practice initiatives, including in key areas of growth.
      • Engage in short-term technical assignments on projects.
      • Coordinate and contribute to the completion of technical products.
      • Support field implementation activities.
      • Facilitate of workshops and stakeholder meetings during field visits for relevant projects and/or proposals.
      • Represent Kantar Public as a technical professional, to include presentations on technical topics at external networking events and participation in subject matter working groups internally and externally.
      • Contribute to technical reports and thought pieces for clients, internal Kantar reports, and the broader international development community.BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
        • Contribute to pre-proposal and proposal efforts through coordination, market research, recruitment, and other areas as required.
        • Support opportunity teaming efforts including identification of partners, evaluation of qualifications, partner outreach, and relationship management.
        • Support development of technical approaches and development of budgets.
        • Provide written inputs to various sections of proposals including technical narratives, staffing, qualifications, management, and other, as required by the requests for proposals (RFPs).
        • Participate in overseas marketing initiatives, targeting key private and public sector stakeholders and/or USAID.
        • Liaise with recruiters and field staff to identify, interview, and recruit the best candidates for upcoming projects.
        • Conceptualize and draft marketing materials in consultation with communications staff.
        • Identify new opportunities through desktop and in-country research.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
          • Undergraduate degree in international relations, government, economics.
          • 3-7 years of progressively responsible technical experience in international development working on the project activities.
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
          • Experience in project coordination for various clients, public and private sector.
          • Experience providing business development and proposal coordinating support for United States Government development institutions and other international development organizations.
          • Strong analytical capabilities, critical thinking skills.
          • Clear and concise writing capabilities.
          • Ability to work independently and in teams.
          • Self-motivated with attention to detail and passion for development.
          • Willingness to travel overseas to developing countries up to 20% of the time.
          • Project management experience on large, complex donor-funded initiatives.
          • Experience working on proposals for United States Government development institutions and other international development organizations.
          • Overseas experience in developing countries, either short- or long-term, preferredPrivacy and Legal StatementPRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Please note that by applying to this opportunity you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The Kantar Group Limited ("Kantar"). Your details will be kept on our Internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for as long as is necessary for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with the hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by Kantar and its affiliate Kantar group companies. For full details of our privacy policy please visit www.kantarpublic.comKANTAR REWARDS STATEMENTAt Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitiveand alsoto support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that's out of the ordinary and join us.We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health andwell beingis taken into consideration.At Kantar Public, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our people, and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. We are committed to inclusion and diversity. We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.Therefore, we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics.Kantar is the world's leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar's 30,000 people help the world's leading organisations succeed and grow.

Keywords: Kantar, Wilmington , Technical Program Manager, IT / Software / Systems , West Chester, Delaware

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