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Program Manager, International Programs

Position Overview

NARUC International Programs seeks to empower the global community of regulators to drive meaningful change in their energy sectors. The Program Manger (PM) coordinates with the Senior Leadership Team as needed to ensure successful execution and development of projects in his/her portfolio. The PM will oversee project portfolio that include national and/or regional level work. The position will be based in NARUC’s office in Washington, DC. The term of employment is grant-funded and is conditioned upon continued client funding and satisfactory performance of duties.

Required Abilities and Key Attributes

The Program Manager coordinates reporting, oversees program implementation and may supervise/train program staff. The position requires: sound knowledge of the energy sector and issues facing emerging and transitioning economies; previous experience in program management, mentoring and oversight of workflow processes; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; prior experience with managing client relations and senior delegations in developing countries; strong communication, strategic thinking abilities and analytical skills; and excellent English writing and presentation skills. 

This position requires significant experience in client communications, program planning, implementation, impact assessment, and logistical coordination of large-scale international and domestic events involving multiple stakeholders. Experience with team leadership and training is desirable. International and domestic travel required (approx 25-40% of time). 


The Program Manager drives work plans forward in sync with project team. The Program Manager manages technical assistance projects in coordination with the Technical Advisor. The PM will build and sustain relationships with partners through strong communication. The PM will promote peak performance culture and may serve as direct supervisor for select program staff. The PM will also ensure compliance with NARUC and USG policies, regulations and operational and financial procedures.

Education and Experience

An advanced degree in Energy/Environmental Science, International Relations, Public Administration or a related field and 5-7 years of professional experience is required.  Coursework in economics is very helpful.  Knowledge of the nonprofit or association environment is desirable.  Knowledge and/or experience with USAID and USG regulations and procedures highly desirable.  Language proficiency in Russian, French, or Spanish is desirable.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package. 

Instructions to Apply

Must be US citizen or have US work permit.  Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs at (job@naruc.org). No telephone calls. EOE.