RTI is currently accepting applications for the position of
Project Coordinator (Project Management Specialist) within the International
Development Group’s Learning, Energy and Environment for Development (LEED)
Division. LEED is a growing Division with an expanding portfolio of work. This
Project Coordinator will work within one of LEED’s program areas, which include
Energy and Climate, Natural Resources and Water portfolios. Working closely
with other project management team members, the Project Coordinator provides
operational and coordination support to projects and project management teams.
The successful candidate will be expected to have an exceptional
ability to plan and organize work, develop tools, prepare and summarize reports
and other materials, and follow 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 a strong communicator,
be energetic and show initiative, demonstrate a willingness to take on
challenges, while at the same time appreciating the scope of the position and
his/her role within the team.
The position can be based either in Washington, DC or in the
Research Triangle Park, NC and will require international travel.
This position is responsible for a wide range of financial and
operational project and proposal support tasks. Specific responsibilities
project management activities within LEED’s portfolio, from project
start-up to closeout.
daily oversight and coordination of complex activities for a USAID-funded energy
and support to junior operations staff.
for internal and external financial reporting.
and analysis of cost performance.
with Project Management to identify and mitigate risks.
for leading and managing start-up and closeout processes as needed.
and maintaining project management schedules, work plans, and other general
project management resources and tools.
and maintaining financial tracking tools and budgets, monitoring expenses
and helping to design and implement strategies that address financial
performance issues and help to identify risk.
the recruitment and onboarding of field- and home-office based project
staff and other human resources processes, including identification of
short-term technical assistance needs and resources.
travel and consultant approval requests, information for contract
modification requests, and other actions for submission to clients.
the contracting and monitoring of subcontractors and consultants,
reviewing invoices; modifying contracts when needed; ensuring payments are
made in a timely manner.
in procurement processes and ensuring compliance.
- Liaising and
coordinating support services from RTI business partners and regional
completed/approved deliverables, especially those required for USAID’s Development
Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) and RTI managed websites.
accurate and compliant record keeping; monitoring and leading any
correction process required to ensure project documentation, deliverables
and data are maintained consistently in accordance with policies and
general reporting to project management teams.
business and proposal development as assigned.
other duties as assigned.
The position is expected to support projects 80% of the time,
proposals 10%, and other tasks as required, 10%.
Education and Experience
degree in international affairs, environmental policy, or relevant social
science, with at least three years related professional experience; or a
bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science discipline with at least
six years of relevant work experience.
in project administration and proposal development is required. Experience
with USAID required. Experience with other international donors is a plus.
in direct or indirect field management preferred.
experience working, studying, or traveling in developing countries highly
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
critical thinking skills and proven ability to identify issues and
opportunities, provide solutions, and build consensus among multiple
ability to interact effectively with team members, partners and donors.
excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excel skills to facilitate budgeting and financial analysis; strong Word,
Access, PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of SharePoint, Salesforce,
- Ability to
work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure, being
a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team
and ability to travel internationally and domestically for multiple weeks
at a time.