Program Manager

Job Title:       Program Manager

Reports to:   Director of Grant Programs

Location:      Rosslyn, VA
At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in the United States.

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold international fund forging public-private partnerships and catalyzing a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.


GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at

Position Summary

The Program Manager is a central and critical function of the Fund’s Grant Programs team. The Manager will lead project operations, administration, and finance activities from the Fund’s headquarters, working closely with subrecipients and global staff to oversee quality assurance on technical delivery, budget and risk management, and compliance with GFEMS and donor regulations and requirements. Specifically, the Program Manager will oversee the Fund’s administration of its $25M “Program to End Modern Slavery” award from the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.


The Manager will supervise Grant Programs Associates who, together with the Manager will coordinate daily tasks and activities with other staff to ensure stellar technical performance, strong financial stewardship, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the Manager will contribute to organizational growth both by supporting expansion of the Fund’s grants portfolio (through its grantmaking processes) and its assets under management (through business development). The Manager will travel up to 20% of their time.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of GFEMS cooperative agreement with the Department of State, including donor relations and reporting, program management and monitoring, subaward management, and compliance.

  • Manage GFEMS’ review and awarding of subawards including releasing solicitations, tracking applicants, reviewing proposals, conducting due diligence, supporting potential applicants along the proposal process, and issuing subawards to successful applicants.

  • Manage the start-up, implementation and closeout phase for subrecipients and for the Fund.

  • Track GFEMS spending against the approved budget, review GFEMS invoices and financial reports for consistency with technical reports before submission to the donor.

  • Manage and maintain relationships with U.S. and local subrecipients financially and operationally.

  • Setup and maintain project-level financial management systems such as: budget tracking systems for subrecipients, maintain pipelines and projections for GFEMS and work with sub-recipients to establish their pipelines and projections.

  • Oversee project monitoring to ensure GFEMS and its subrecipients are compliant with donor regulations and contractual obligations.

  • Provide field-level support to subrecipients on activity definition and technical advisory implementation to ensure quality control, adherence to the approved scope of work and budget, and compliance with GFEMS and donor regulations.

  • Support development of proposals for additional GFEMS funding when appropriate.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 7 years in similar operations, financial, compliance, or program management role supporting international donor projects

  • Experience with budgeting and financial reporting requirements on regional, multimillion-dollar international donor projects

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the USG Uniform Guidance (2CFR200)

  • Demonstrated experience operating in developing country environments, including managing projects, budgets, and workstreams and staff

  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare contractual documents clearly in English; professional proficiency in additional languages a plus

  • Experience in capacity-building, or mentoring and coaching others

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • Experience managing senior-level client relationships

  • Experience presenting to clients or other decision-makers to present and sell ideas to various audiences (technical and non-technical)

  • Strong leadership and business judgment in anticipating client/project needs and developing alternative solutions

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to solve complex problems

To Apply

Email cover letter (max 1 page) and resume in a single PDF to Please title document [firstname lastname] – Program Manager and use subject line Program Manager. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.


GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.