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
advanced operational support to projects and project management teams.
and maintain project management schedules, project work plans, and other
general project management resources.
grants management and compliance.
budget formulation, monitoring and reporting support.
cost performance monitoring and reporting.
accurate and compliant record keeping and administration performance.
general project management reporting to project management teams.
and coordinate support services from business partners as appropriate.
with technical specialists in coordination of technical development and support
and lead correction process to ensure project documentation, deliverables and
data are maintained consistently in accordance with policies and standards.
lead responsibilities on specific project phases to include Project Start Up,
Close Out, managing sub-contractors, etc.
engage with Project Leadership in the definition and execution of project
activities and development of plans and schedules.
with Project Management team to identify and manage risks.
technical assistance and support to projects as defined by the Project Manager.
business and proposal development needs as assigned.
perform Project Manager role per IDG PMI for part of assigned portfolio as
business and proposal development needs of the assigned program as directed.
other Program and project duties as assigned.
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).
of agriculture, private sector development, and/or nutrition preferred.
knowledge in project management in international development, including
operational and administrational backstopping.
experience supporting USAID projects required.
with grants management preferred.
ability to manage and support complex and geographically disparate portfolios.
ability to work across technical and operational areas within business group,
as well as ability to partner and influence as needed.
interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written).
knowledge and skill with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
in French or Spanish a plus.
be eligible to work in the United States.