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The Bridging Voices Project Manager will oversee the organizing, planning, management and reporting for the Bridging Voices project, a three-year program funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation. The Project Manager will support a grant-making program which seeks to address the future of religion in the public square in the US and UK, while also supporting a network of experts, practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the religion and international affairs space.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Create and organize all project materials according to project management standards
    • Manage a grant program of three grants, which includes a call for proposals, a one-time grant selection process, contract management, grant management, and grantee communications
    • Manage the external and internal communications of project outputs and outcomes
    • Conduct monitoring and evaluation for the project
    • Manage relationships with project partners, including partner project delivery
    • Manage workshop events with grantees and a final conference at the end of the project
    • Manage the project budget, including cash flow, forecasting and reporting
    • Manage the duties of the Bridging Voices Project Coordinator in coordination with the Head of Society Programs
    • Manage and write the project reporting to the Henry R. Luce Foundation in coordination with the Head of Society Programs
    • Previous experience leading 1 major project
    • Previous finance and budgeting experience
    • Previous events management experience
    • Previous experience working with diverse stakeholders, including universities, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions and government entities

    Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

    *A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

    • Knowledge of the religion and international affairs sector

    • Previous experience running a grant-making program

    • Previous experience working on external communications of project outputs and outcomes

    • Master’s Degree in international relations, religious studies, political science or sociology

    • Project management qualification or course completion


    Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
    11 August 2017
    Part-Time, Long Term Contract
    N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
    United States
    British Embassy
    25 September 2017
    30 September 2020

    This post offers a strong benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package. 

    Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

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    Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 11 August 2017. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must infrom their Head of Group before applying.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

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