Program Manager, Mongolia | ReliefWeb

Orbis International is a global non-profit development organization dedicated to saving sight around the world. Our mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local institutions in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness. Our goal is a world in which no one is needlessly blind, where quality eye care is accessible to everyone. Since 1982, ORBIS has treated and transformed the lives of over 10 million people in 87 countries.

Job summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day implementation of the project under the overall guidance and supervision of the Country Director. The Project Manager will work closely with the team to ensure the operation of the project from start to finish, including project initiation activities, annual and quarterly planning and reporting, and implementation of project activities. project, project reviews and project closure. The project manager will need to understand the political environment surrounding public health and find ways to diplomatically navigate and succeed in it.

The Project Manager will project assigned staff and engage in the development and maintenance of partner and donor relationships, as well as be responsible for grant compliance, to support the building of Orbis’ eye health portfolio. . The position is based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the representative of the Orbis project in relations with local partners, local authorities and with various public and non-profit organizations, agencies and institutions in the assigned project area.
  • Facilitates project approval and review processes in accordance with Orbis and local government policies and procedures.
  • Conducts grant and contract evaluations and prepares reports required for program continuity and reporting. Monitors compliance with grant and contract requirements.
  • Identifies issues and negotiates corrective action regarding programmatic issues and basic budget management.
  • Plans, promotes and develops eye health projects and programs by delivering project proposals and plans.
  • Develops budgets, staffing plans and action plans to ensure personnel, facilities and supplies are adequate to meet grant/contract deliverables and reports.
  • Provides technical assistance, consultation, and advice to project partners and/or local agencies, health-related organizations, research entities, and institutions to develop, expand, and improve studies, programs, systems, infrastructure, and public eye health strategies.
  • Collaborates with other Orbis offices on best practices, promoting the identification and synthesis of lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning.
  • Provides appropriate capacity building and promotes leadership and ownership of project partners to ensure sustainability of program intervention.
  • Facilitates transparent financial management of the program, including meeting donor financial requirements and following up on internal and external audit recommendations.
  • Reviews the project financial report to ensure that all expenditures are within the approved budget – as required by Orbis and the donor.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of effective communication strategies to disseminate public eye health information to community health services and other entities as needed.
  • Performs work related to the initiation, administration and closing of contracts, grants or cooperative agreements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management as required.

Qualifications and experience


University degree (preferably a graduate degree) in public health, medicine, health services administration, health sciences or business administration or related fields.


  • Experience in project management, planning and implementation of public health programs or projects.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and management, research and evaluation, knowledge of donor-funded development projects is an asset.
  • Knowledge of national public eye care agenda, program, issues, impacts, research, infrastructure, current issues and best practices, culturally aware, patient and sensitive.

Skills (Knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job effectively):

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in Mongolian and English, using generally accepted correspondence and reporting formats.
  • Proven report writing skills with research and analytical ability
  • Ability to synthesize project results and relevant conclusions for the preparation of quality project reports.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy with all sensitive issues and special situations to manage intergroup dynamics and arbitrate conflicting interests of various actors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build partnership relationships.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Always approach work with a constructive attitude.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead training on a digital platform with a diversified and mixed training format.
  • Competence and ability to use office equipment and software.

How to register

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV on our website.

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Orbis is an equal opportunity employer. As a global organization, we welcome qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures who reflect the five Orbis values ​​of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability and Excellence.

Ryan H. Bowman