RTI’s Food Security and Agriculture Division within the International Development Group is seeking a Project Coordinator (Senior Project Management Specialist 1) to provide mid-to-advanced level operational support and technical assistance in all aspects of home office project management and implementation for agriculture and nutrition projects, primarily in East Africa. The successful candidate may be assigned to a single project or portfolio of projects and support one or more project management teams.
This position requires travel (both international and domestic) up to 20% and will be based in Washington, DC or Research Triangle Park, NC.
- Provide advanced operational support to projects and project management teams.
- Develop and maintain project management schedules, project work plans, and other general project management resources.
- Support grants management and compliance.
- Perform budget formulation, monitoring and reporting support.
- Support cost performance monitoring and reporting.
- Ensure accurate and compliant record keeping and administration performance.
- Provide general project management reporting to project management teams.
- Liaise and coordinate support services from business partners as appropriate.
- Liaise with technical specialists in coordination of technical development and support to projects.
- Monitor and lead correction process to ensure project documentation, deliverables and data are maintained consistently in accordance with policies and standards.
- Take lead responsibilities on specific project phases to include Project Start Up, Close Out, managing sub-contractors, etc.
- May engage with Project Leadership in the definition and execution of project activities and development of plans and schedules.
- Collaborate with Project Management team to identify and manage risks.
- Provide technical assistance and support to projects as defined by the Project Manager.
- Perform business and proposal development needs as assigned.
- May perform Project Manager role per IDG PMI for part of assigned portfolio as directed.
- Perform business and proposal development needs of the assigned program as directed.
- Perform other Program and project duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, business administration, or other relevant field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience supporting donor-funded programming (or Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of relevant work experience).
- Knowledge of agriculture, private sector development, and/or nutrition preferred.
- Advanced knowledge in project management in international development, including operational and administrational backstopping.
- Prior experience supporting USAID projects required.
- Experience with grants management preferred.
- Proven ability to manage and support complex and geographically disparate portfolios.
- Proven ability to work across technical and operational areas within business group, as well as ability to partner and influence as needed.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written).
- Advanced knowledge and skill with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Proficiency in French or Spanish a plus.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States.
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