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Program Management

Program Management

Modern, well-adapted and efficient management is a prerequisite for the NGO sector to keep track of the fast-moving changes in the donor, program and partner environment. F&S offers interim program management and management support to respond to your needs for management capacity, organizational change and program performance.

Our knowledge and track record is based on extensive management (support) experience. The management consultants’ thorough and broad understanding of modern economic and business development assures program-results focused management services.

Fair & Sustainable consultants offer direct operational program management with a variety of supporting services, such as management coaching, organization-(re-)design, finance and administration, organizational evaluation, multi-stakeholder strategy development (processes), et cetera.

Program Management services consist of:

Temporary / interim PM

The F&S consultant becomes the manager of a program, with all responsibility and authority attached. This can take place during the preparation and start-up of a program, and also during a management-gap, a program reorientation or when management problems exist. Temporary PM normally lasts between 3 and 6 months. F&S does not offer long-term (2-3 years) PM.

Program Management Support

The F&S consultant carries out, or advises on, specific managerial/organizational parts of PM, under the responsibility of the client’s own manager. The consultant does not assume the full PM responsibility. Elements of PM to be serviced can be:

  • Program formulation (often in combination with thematic advice)
  • Program evaluation (often in combination with thematic advice)
  • Program fund raising
  • Program Manager coaching
  • Donor relations management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Recent Projects

Interim Country Director – SNV

Mali (5 months) – 2022; Rwanda (2 months) – 2021; Niger (7 months) – 2021

Consultant: Piet Spaarman

Post-Hurricane Recovery Project Manager Sint Maarten- National Recovery Program Bureau (NRPB), 2019 (6 months)

Project Manager of US $ 55 million post-hurricane government emergency recovery project.

Consultant: Piet van Ommeren (associate)

Micro Finance Program Manager – ICCO Burundi, 2019 (6 months)

Re-organisation and management of the MAVC (Microfinance, Agri-finance and Value Chain) Program.

Consultant: Piet Spaarman

Value Chain Development Program Start-up Manager – SNV Burundi, 2018 – 2019 (6 months)

Starting up 4-years EKN-financed nutrition security, value chain development and youth employment program PADANE in Burundi.

Consultant: Piet van Ommeren (associate)

Management of the Barley Emerging Farmers Economic Development (BE-FED) Program, South Africa – ICCO, 2016 – 2020 (part-time)

Inception-phase design and management, and program implementation to support emerging black farmers to produce malting quality barley for the South African market.

Consultants: Paul Sijssens and Piet van Ommeren (associate)

Projects related to this service

Management of the Barley Emerging Farmers Economic Development (BE-FED) Program, South Africa

The BE-FED project aimed to develop a sustainable barley supply chain in South Africa by connecting emerging black farmers to Heineken via a planned new malting plant. Project management was outsourced to F&S.