Corus International
  • International Programs
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Regular Full -Time
  • NorthAmerica

Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!

About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee's specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at:

What you'll do: The Senior Program Manager, Operations and Surge Support (SPM-OSS), will lead operational surge support for Corus International projects. The SPM-OSS will collaborate with Corus staff as well as partner organization teams in specialized management areas, such as contractual, administrative, financial, logistical, and managerial aspects of project development and implementation. The SPM-OSS will support programs worldwide that may focus on health, livelihoods, and economic development, humanitarian assistance, and other sectors, and the position is expected to devote a significant percentage time to support the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience project and other major Corus projects. The SPM-OSS also will, upon request, develop, package, and deliver technical products and services; assist with strategic positioning; contribute to Corus International's knowledge management and sharing effort; and provide technical support as appropriate. The SPM may be deployed for short or medium term assignments to offices overseas to support in the start-up or close-out of awards.

Location: Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC

About The Ideal Candidate:

  1. Demonstrated ability to rapidly solve program, managerial, or operational problems in a timely and successful manner.
  2. Cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment.
  3. Demonstrated versatility and integrity as well as leadership, mentorship, management, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  4. Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative and delivering high quality products on time.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, analytical skills, interpersonal, team management, leadership, and decision-making skills-including the ability to communicate across cultures effectively and respectfully.
  6. Complete fluency in English and professional proficiency in written and spoken French.


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, International Development, or a related field.
  2. Seven or more years of related work experience, including relevant experience in managing development projects (including managing a team, program, finance, and administration) in health, agriculture, food security, economic growth, or humanitarian response.
  3. Experience developing and managing start-up plans, workplans, budgets, close-out plans, dispositions plans, branding and marking plans, and other deliverables for institutional awards.
  4. Experience working with multiple donors, including USAID, FCDO, and others, with specific familiarity with US government compliance (administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems). Experience with US government acquisition awards (contracts) strongly preferred.
  5. Experience supporting multi-year, high-value maternal and child health programs a plus.
  6. Proven sub-grant management experience; understanding of contractual and compliance issues.
  7. Ability to travel for up to three months at a time and on short notice; possible exposure to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!

Call to action: Are you interested in being an important part of our team? Apply for immediate consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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