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Program Manager Lead, Governance


  • Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
  • Location: Arlington
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.


The Program Manager Lead will provide management and business development support to the Governance Practice within Dexis’ International Development Division with a focus on supporting our work with USAID. Under minimal supervision, the Program Manager will provide oversight and coordination of project activities and deliverables, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and work independently to establish priorities and meet deadlines. The Program Manager will provide direct client and partner relationship management, high-quality project management (including financial management and contract compliance), and support performance management of staff. The Program Manager is expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal teams, clients, consultants, and partners, substantively contributing to corporate objectives. The Program Manager will support business development and internal Dexis initiatives, as assigned.


Program Management:

  • Independently manages daily duties and assigned responsibilities with detailed understanding of clients’ requirements and the relevant policies and regulations.
  • Independently manages compliant program administration, including supporting the grants and procurement lifecycle, by leading coordination between field teams and home office PMU.
  • Oversees compliance in project operations, subcontract management, inventory tracking, grants, financial performance, and supporting hiring and oversight of consultants.
  • Ensures project files are up to date and maintained according to Dexis guidance and policies and manages internal home office and field file audits to ensure documentation is complete.
  • Ensures compliance with Dexis policy and USAID rules and regulations in program documentation and contractual agreements.
  • Ensures project deliverables are completed and submitted on time and may review or write sections of reports and other deliverables for accuracy, quality, and compliance with contract requirements and Dexis standards.
  • Elevates contractual or client concerns as appropriate and provides options for resolution.
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of functional area to complex issues, and designs solutions that achieve project and/or division objectives.
  • Collaborates with a broad number of stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of policies and procedures.
  • May supervise Project Associates.

Business Development:

  • Play an active role in business development efforts including bid management, desk research, proposal recruitment, CV formatting, proposal development and review, and other tasks.
  • Assist with drafting technical response, management plan, budgets and cost notes working closely with cost and pricing manager.
  • Participate in proposal strategy sessions, including proposal positioning, key win themes, key strategies and approaches, key competitors, key clients, and key personnel.


  • Demonstrate responsive customer service and maintain close working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders or customers.
  • International travel may be required (up to 25%)
  • Undertake any other duties which may from time to time be required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, business, finance, or related field required.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience, including previous experience mentoring and/or supervising staff.
  • Experience managing programmatic, operational, and/or contractual activities for USAID-funded programs, including managing the lifecycle of large grants and procurements.
  • High proficiency and demonstrated experience in managing the rules and regulations contained within the FAR, AIDAR, and ADS.
  • Previous experience with and in-depth knowledge of USAID contracts and project management, administration, reporting, monitoring, procurement, and financial operations required.
  • High proficiency with MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint required. Ability and desire to learn corporate financial management software.
  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the USAID implementation model.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully completing short- or long-term field assignments.
  • Spanish or French professional level proficiency or higher

Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you?

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.

If you are hired for a position that is paid from the Dexis home office, you will be required to submit proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine unless you qualify for a legally recognized medical or religious exception to the vaccine requirement. This does not apply to AL, AZ, FL, KS, MT, NH, ND, or TX residents.

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