Job DescriptionRTI is currently accepting applications for the position of Project Associate within the International Development Group•s Learning, Energy and Environment for Development (LEED) division. The Project Associate will support the Climate, natural Resources & Water (CNRW) team and be responsible for a wide range of project operational and financial tasks, as well as some research and business development responsibilities. The successful candidate will excel at planning and organizing their work, developing budgets, and following through on agreed-upon actions, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude with other team members in a fast-paced and demanding environment. S/he must be energetic and show initiative, demonstrate a willingness to take on challenges, while appreciating the scope of the position and role within the team.
This position will be based in either Washington, D.C. or Research Triangle Park, NC and will require some domestic and international travel.
• Perform discrete tasks on projects and proposal development efforts under the supervision of other Project Management staff;
• Provide operational support to project teams including procurement support; task and deliverables tracking, including for RTI subcontractors; budget formulation, monitoring and reporting;
• Support project financial reporting and monitoring; develop financial reports as requested by Project Management teams;
• Manage project shared drives, ensuring accurate and compliant record-keeping;
• Monitor project abstracts, briefs, and presentations in corporate online systems and help technical staff update materials on a regular basis;
• Support the development of project performance reports, annual work plans, and success stories;
• Develop and process consultant and subcontractor documentation, requests, invoice reviews, and update online consultant database systems;
• Support the development of manuals for operational guidelines and provide subsequent training to staff, grantees, and partners;
• Participate in project startup and closeout teams, as needed, including coordination of operational requirements such as banking, staffing, office facilities, and developing startup/closeout work plans;
• Work with IDG•s Operations team to maintain project files in the warehouse;
• Attend meetings to record and produce minutes; and,
• Other duties as required.
• Bachelors• degree and at least two years• professional experience. Work experience in international development, water and/or environmental resilience programs preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Strong computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with knowledge of SharePoint, SalesForce, and MarketPlace.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure.
• Excellent soft skills, including strong interpersonal and communication skills, a problem-solving attitude, and being a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player.
• Ability to communicate clearly with people from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets.
• Fluency in English with additional language skills in French, Arabic, or Spanish highly desirable.
• Knowledge of project management practices and/or proposal development in international development desirable.
• Prior experience working, studying, or traveling in developing countries is a plus.
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