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As the Managing Director (MD) of Programs for a nimble, independent U.S. government agency, the incumbent leads the shaping of the agency’s vision for community-led development across Latin America and the Caribbean, articulating it to staff and external audiences. The MD supervises grant selection, portfolio management and leads a passionate team of ~25 Program staff; work is conducted in Spanish and English (written and oral).


  • Builds and sustains a grants portfolio that advances our mission to foster the social and economic development of under-served communities in Latin America and the Caribbean by partnering with grassroots and community-based organizations.
  • Using a mastery of international development concepts and practices in the Latin American and Caribbean context, oversees and reviews the grants selection and administration process for all country portfolios.
  • Reviews and recommends grants for IAF President and CEO approval, ensuring that grants meet all applicable strategic, programmatic, technical, and operational criteria and that grantees comply with all applicable legal and programmatic requirements.
  • Ensures that necessary data is captured to report on our grants, gathers results, and synthesizes lessons to inform future programming.
  • Supervises approximately 25 staff, including: planning and overseeing staff work assignments; mentoring – giving advice, counsel, and instruction; identifying developmental and training needs.
  • The MD develops performance standards and measures employee performance as well as recommends promotions, awards, and reassignments.
  • The MD hears and resolves employee complaints effecting disciplinary measures in accordance with the agency’s policies.
  • Conducts effective workforce planning, building a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team. Recruits and interviews candidates for vacant positions.
  • Sets, updates, and communicates the Program Office’s goals and priorities.
  • As part of the agency’s Management Team, plays a key role in setting agency policies, defining programmatic priorities, ensuring quality of grant selection, facilitating funding and programmatic partnerships, and achieving desired program impact.
  • Consults with the IAF President and relevant Office Directors in overseeing budgetary, accounting, procurement, human resources, policy, and general administrative support for the agency’s programs.
  • Articulates the agency’s mission, vision, programming priorities, results, theory of change to the IAF Board of Directors, national and international gatherings, government officials, business and civic leaders, and other experts.


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