Program Manager, CARISCA (64423BR) - W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU

W. P. Carey, ASU
Arizona, United States
$32,500.00 - $42,500.00
Dec 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Description

Arizona State University, in partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is implementing the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain–Africa (CARISCA) supported through the USAID/Global Development Lab, as part of its Building Research and Innovation for Development: Generating Evidence and Training (BRIDGE-Train) program. CARISCA brings together faculty from ASU’s Supply Chain Department in the W. P. Carey School of Business with faculty from the KNUST Business School (KSB) to identify, plan, and execute higher education capacity building activities. CARISCA’s mission is to support higher education institutions in building the capacity necessary to provide best-in-class degree programs and training, facilitate research translation and utilization, and engage stakeholders in best practices and policy changes that strengthen supply chains.  The funded project runs from June 2020 to June 2025.

Essential Duties

  • Manages meeting schedules and agendas and key project correspondence
  • Captures next steps at meetings and follows up as needed with relevant team members
  • Monitors yearly work plan highlighting deliverable deadlines, and supports the development of the following year’s work plan
  • Organizes, manages, teaches, and facilitates the use of CARISCA’s shared Google Workspace
  • Works with the Project Director and MERL Director to produce, review and edit project reports including narrative reports and data reporting
  • Communicates needs of key stakeholders across the organization
  • Advocates for inclusion of women and disadvantaged groups in all project activities
  • Assists in the writing, editing and formatting of reports
  • Submits reports and data to USAID
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned based on CARISCA’s workflow
  • Days and Schedule: Part-time 20 hours per week.  Hours: To be determined 

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience; 1 of which are in project management, or any equivalent combination of experience and /or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficient in use of standard project management and change management practices
  • Experience in clarifying roles and responsibilities to ensure understanding of expectations; takes action to mitigate conflict
  • Relevant experience in international development, public policy, and/or the technical area of focus is highly preferred
  • Experience developing strategies and workflow for executing complex projects and initiatives
  • Experience in managing multiple complex tasks
  • Experience fostering partnerships and developing understanding of needs, issues, and problems across organizations and stakeholder groups
  • Experience establishing and delivering on organizational priorities
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across a culturally diverse population on an international team
  • Experience in grant management, and project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in critical and strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communications skills with broad, diverse audiences
  • Experience in using and teaching technology to colleagues to support projects and initiatives
  • Experience in designing training materials and presentations
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams
  • Experience with Agile project management principles and tools
  • Evidence of being a self-starter who possesses the ability to work independently
  • Experience in planning, facilitating, and leading meetings and events, especially via Zoom
  • Experience working on large grants and cooperative agreements with the U.S. federal government
  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in communication, public administration, social sciences, or international affairs, or other relevant discipline
  • Experience creating and leading initiatives designed to include women and disadvantaged populations
  • Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking
  • Requires some early morning hours to accommodate team members in other time zones (Ghana is on GMT time, which is seven hours ahead of Arizona)
  • Use visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of a desktop computer
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential duties
  • Review of completed tasks; provides and reviews assigned work activities to team members for quality and achievement of set goals
  • This position can be a remote position

    Department Statement

    The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Learn more at 

    ASU Statement

    Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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