Program Manager – Guyana mental health initiative

IDRF is looking for a Program Manager to lead an innovative program to overcome challenges related to mental health in Guyana. This initiative is funded through Global Affairs Canada.

Reporting to the Programs Lead, the Program Manager will lead a diverse global portfolio of
emergency relief and sustainable development programming in the areas of health, food
security, water, education, economic development and emergency response. The primary role of
the position will focus on managing IDRF’s Global Affairs Canada project in Guyana. Writing
successfully proposal submissions and reports is also a key element of this position:

Key Responsibilities
Specific duties include:

  • Facilitate extensive narrative and financial reporting, needs assessments, project
    monitoring, and evaluation activities, and provide direction and control to overseas projects,
    with a focus on IDRF’s Global Affairs Canada funded program in Guyana.
  • Advise and substantiate with information on risk, timelines, and required resources that may
    affect IDRF’s Global Affairs Canada funded program in Guyana.
  • Collaborate with international partners to launch innovative programming in IDRF’s
    development and humanitarian sectors and make recommendations for IDRF’s programs
    to pivot when required in conjunction with local teams.
  • Manage IDRF’s field staff in Guyana for all project and administrative related tasks.
  • Support partner organizations in understanding and complying with donor agreements
    and IDRF guidelines and requirements.
  • Author ongoing reports to funders on project progress, and ensure adherence to donor
    reporting requirements.
  • Develop and implement results-based management and performance measurement
  • Foster and strengthen overseas and local partnerships, and maintain regular
    communication with overseas partners.
  • Ensure that appropriate project records are maintained to provide a sound basis for
    project tracking, reporting, and follow up.
  • Foster participatory and rights-based approaches in all IDRF initiatives, and ensure
    transformative gender analysis of all project initiatives.
  • Proactively respond to funding opportunities by authoring effective and compelling Letters
    of Intent (LOIs), project proposals, and budgets, and ensure the timely submission of a
    top-quality final proposal.
  • Provide administrative assistance as required: planning and organizing meetings,
    authoring program briefs, and supervising volunteers.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


  • Educational background in a discipline related to IDRF’s core areas of development and
    humanitarian action. Evidence of relevant ongoing professional development an asset.
  • Four to seven years of professional experience working in a similar role with a recognized
    emergency relief or international development organization, in managing, monitoring, and
    evaluating humanitarian and/or development projects (required).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing thorough budgets, compiling and analyzing
    narrative and financial reports produced by field partners, and ensuring strict compliance
    with donor contribution agreements.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience working with accountability frameworks such as
    Logframes, RBM, PMF and similar donor reporting modalities.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing successful funding applications for the Government
    of Canada strongly preferred. Experience working with other international donors (such as
    Global Affairs Canada) highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated grant management experience.
  • High proficiency inMS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet urgent
  • Highly independent, and able to work in a leadership role with minimal supervision.
  • Superior interpersonal, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy skills.
  • Valid Canadian passport, and a willingness to undertake international travel for the
    purpose of visits to overseas partners and projects.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

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août 24, 2023

Date d’échéance:

septembre 8, 2023


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Toronto, Ontario



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