Project Manager- Helping Survivors Heal

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Project Manager- Helping Survivors Heal

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Project Manager for the Helping Survivors Heal (HSH) project, a $17M USAID funded initiative. This position will be responsible for providing leadership to a team comprised of subject matter experts in mental health and psychosocial services, program evaluation, service management, organizational development, and eLearning. Additionally, this Project Manager will be managing project staff, engage and manage the work of consultants, and collaborate with other CVT departments and projects; oversee and support the international implementation and monitoring of project activities, including sub-grants, in coordination with CVT’s Finance Department and project team; and engage with other stakeholders including CVT’s risk management team, internal evaluators and the project funder.

About the Project: Helping Survivors Heal is a capacity development project which supports the mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) work of 12 torture rehabilitation organizations around the world by providing subgrants and technical assistance.

Position Details:                                         

  • Reports to: Director of Capacity Development
  • Remote status: 100%
  • Full/part-time status: Full-time
  • Hiring salary: $74,094-$92,618 per year
  • Position is open to candidates who reside in and are eligible to work in the US


The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Georgia and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.



  • Project Management:  Direct the planning and implementation of the project. Develop annual project work plan and monitor achievement of activities. Coordinate with project staff to adapt to the context in which the project is operating. Coordinate workflow, resources and priorities. Collaborate with other CVT international projects, Evaluation & Research, IT, Risk Management, and Finance Departments. Develop and maintain close relationship with funder. Lead the development of project renewals, proposals and expansion opportunities. Develop MOUs and partnership agreements with international partners and maintain relationships. Participate in site visits or assessments, as needed.
  • Staff Management: Build a strong and cohesive project team (current team consists of 16 people). Manage and supervise project staff. Hold regular supervisory meetings with direct reports, including developing and maintaining individual work and professional development objectives, and providing support through ongoing feedback as well as formal performance management systems. Includes managing the work of multiple project consultants. Hire and orient new staff and consultants as needed. Coordinate and facilitate team meetings. Pay attention to group dynamics and resolve conflicts.
  • Budget Management and Compliance: Develop the annual budget and manage project expenditures within budget parameters. Ensure reporting compliance with grants and contracts. Work closely with CVT’s Finance Department to meet applicable financial and regulatory compliance standards.
  • Subaward Management: Oversee the subgrant program in collaboration with the HSH Project Officer and CVT’s Finance Department. Develop tools and procedures; oversee subgrant process; review requests received from partners. Ensure monitoring, coaching, and follow up with partners.
  • Other Duties: Participate in other department and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.



Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in international development, organizational development, management or related field
  • 7-10 years of project management experience in international NGOs, nonprofits, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience with financial and grants management; including proposal development, budget management, reporting and working with US government funders.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing staff from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise
  • Experience working internationally


Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in international development, organizational development, project management or related field.
  • 10 - 12 years of project management experience in international NGOs, nonprofits, or equivalent
  • Experience working outside of the US
  • Experience managing organizational capacity development projects
  • Experience managing large, multi-million-dollar projects
  • Project management training or certification


Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Ability to manage and lead team and direct reports effectively; including ability to develop rapport, build strong, trusting relationships and work cross-culturally
  • Excellent skills in organization, time management, and planning, including the ability to meet project deadlines and ensure accountability across project staff and partners
  • Ability to recognize key needs and actions from competing priorities
  • Ability to guide teams in project design, planning, monitoring, and manage budgets
  • Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with individuals across an organization and manage conflicts
  • Ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with colleagues working both in the U.S. and internationally, as well as with other stakeholders, including project donor
  • Ability to capitalize on existing formal and informal organizational structures for enhanced project implementation, administration, and decision-making
  • Language skills in Spanish, French or Arabic are desirable
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights


Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct supervisor of: Project Officer (1), Clinical Advisors for Mental Health (3), Service Management Advisor (1), Organizational Development Advisors (2), and any additional staff who may be hired to work on the project. Indirect: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisors (3), eLearning Developer & Coordinator (1). Direct supervision of project consultants.


Work Environment:

  • CVT has a COVID-19 vaccination mandate in place for US-based employees
  • Typical office environment for in person services, home visits for family services, staff home office for tele-health/ remote work
  • Time spent on the computer is approximately 85%
  • Time spent in virtual meetings is approximately 50%

Travel: Ability to travel up to 10% time, internationally to locations that may be remote and lacking in amenities.

To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to

Hiring Timeline: Most CVT hiring processes for US-based positions take about 8 weeks from when the position closes to when an offer is made to a candidate.

CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position.