Global Program Coordinator

EOS International

Honduras

Job Description

EOS International is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers rural communities in Central America with access to safe drinking water and opportunities to generate income. Through EOS’ technology implementation, education, and monitoring, our team can ensure that communities have safe drinking water continually, allowing children to stay in school, parents to continue working, and communities to thrive. EOS’ market-based model provides safe drinking water to over 628,000 people in 1,500 rural communities throughout Central America.

The position will be based in Central America, with operations primarily taking place in Nicaragua and Honduras.

Responsibilities

Strategy Implementation

  • Implement EOS’ strategic plan in close collaboration with the US office and CEO.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of programs and operations in Central America in line with EOS’ strategic priorities and in collaboration with the Country Directors and CEO.
  • Provide leadership in developing in-country partnerships and opportunities to expand EOS’ model
  • Guide in-country (and regional) expansion; work closely with organizational leadership to develop operational strategies to support growth.
  • Scale Circuit Rider post-construction support/water quality monitoring model leveraging community-led and institutional support to create ‘systems changes’ and long-term impact.
  • Contribute to EOS’ thought leadership by building bridges to likeminded organizations, researching new approaches, and communicating learnings externally through publications and reports.

Operations and Administration

  • Provide support to the country directors in the staffing functions for team of two dozen Central America staff, including Finance, Accounting, Administration, and Programs teams.
  • Assist the Country Directors in brainstorming solutions to structural challenges in programming and operations
  • Support the US communication team to complete external communications related tasks; support with writing and/or editing copy for distribution of EOS communications content online and in print

Program Management

  • Ensure programmatic excellence; establish short and long range goals and objectives in close collaboration with the CEO and the Country Directors, and determine future resource requirements to meet these goals.
  • Promote cutting-edge methodology and technical support, oversee the establishment of precise program indicators and deliver program annual targets on time.
  • Plan the delivery of all program activities in accordance with the mission and strategic plan of EOS
  • Actively collaborate to problem solve immediate challenges in program implementation
  • Report to US and Country Director staff regularly on ongoing and completed activities within the programs
  • Cultivate partnerships with in-country operational partners and various levels of government offices and ministries
  • Lead the marketing team to provide updated training and marketing materials for the Nica/Hond operations
  • Expand upon water quality data collection and reporting activities– become the leading expert of both offering hardware and software solutions around this (Remote sensor program expansion)
  • Provide mWater oversight/expansion/integration with institutional partners such as the Ministry of Health
    • Facilitate impact reporting to investors/donors/partners
  • Leverage blended finance to expand impact
    • Loans for replacement of water system infrastructure, household water meter implementation, etc.
  • Lead the optimization of business services that EOS offers
    • Setup subscription model, optimize monthly community visits
    • Review and improve marketing materials for in-country products/services

Grants and Development

  • Report program impact for updates to funders/investors following internal practice and donor requirements.
  • Coordinate grant proposal needs and reporting among the Central America team, and contribute to grant proposals and reporting with US team as needed.
  • Identify major funding opportunities for program expansion within Central America
  • Contribute to proposal and grant writing; draft copy and edit grant proposals; facilitate ongoing project updates and reports on indicators to funders
  • Generate new program revenue through the cultivation of strategic partnerships including in-country partners and institutions: USAID/BIDLABS/DFID/GIZ, etc.

Financial Management

  • Oversee the development of the country-level annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Ensure adequate internal control mechanisms are in place, and review accuracy of accounts and transactions.

Representation

  • Build strong networks within Central America; develop and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with relevant organizations, institutions and networks, and identify collaborative.
  • Actively share program updates and news with personal and professional networks

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Engineering, International Development, MBA, or a relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in international development, preferably in Latin America
  • Experience executing on strategy across multiple offices and under guidance of the CEO.
  • Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Strong financial management skills and experience creating and overseeing budgets; experience with QuickBooks Online a plus
  • Is a self-starter, who can take a project and run with it
  • Excellent written and spoken Spanish and English
  • Eligible to live and work in Central America

POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

LANGUAGE REQUIRED