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Programs Manager, Livelihood and Food Security

International Relief – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing is seeking an experienced Programs Manager to provide strategic planning, development, technical oversight, and general management for OB’s Livelihood and Food Security programs. This professional will oversee microenterprise, agriculture, animal husbandry, and vocational training initiatives.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Two years working knowledge in microenterprise, agriculture, food security, nutrition, or livelihood programs in a nonprofit organization
  • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Agribusiness, or other related degree preferable
  • Experience in non-profit humanitarian development
  • Working knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) best practices
  • Computer literate (thorough understanding of MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel) with ability to learn new software and technology
  • Extensive working knowledge of cross-cultural environments and customs
  • Critical thinker with strong research, analytical skills and ability to make sound recommendations and decisions
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative, be innovative, work independently, and function as a team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with ability to train others
  • Flexible with ability to work well under pressure and consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel internationally as assigned, up to 30% of the year, mostly to Latin America
  • Spanish language skills preferred
  • Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with OBI’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision and Mission

Operation Blessing is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. For more than 40 years, OB has provided hunger relief, medical care, clean water, and disaster relief to millions globally.

Through compassionate, efficient, and locally-focused programs we are able to target the specific needs of those we serve and provide a gateway for our partners to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus for those who are suffering and in need. If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose and possess the skill requirements listed, we would like to hear from you! Submit an online application. Resumes without applications will not be given full consideration.

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