Job DescriptionPosition Summary
RTI International is seeking a qualified Project Coordinator, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), in the International Development Group•s (IDG•s) Global Health Division (GHD). GHD currently has a staff of over 400 and works in over 25 countries. GHD implements broad-based programs in infectious diseases – specifically NTDs, HIV, and malaria; integrated health; and health systems strengthening. GHD•s NTD program portfolio currently comprises five projects, including USAID•s flagship ENVISION project; the USAID-funded HKI-led MMDP Project; as well as efforts funded by the Queen Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund, Evidence Action, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Project Coordinator will report to the Senior Operations and Grants Manager on the ENVISION project.• The position will be based in Research Triangle Park, NC or Washington, DC.
- Provide administrative oversight and management support to RTI NTD project field operations in the areas of human resources, finance, grants management, and procurement; •
- Support all phases of project implementation, from project start-up to close out with a focus on operational and financial tasks;
- Collaborate with technical staff regarding significant events and potential concerns regarding the intersection of contract, budget and technical work;
- Prepare routine expenditure forecasts for assigned projects and consult with field offices, partners, and technical staff as needed to prepare forecasts;• •
- Support country-level work planning; attend in-country meetings and assist in the development of annual work plan budgets;
- Support the grants management process at the country level; prepare grant documentation including but not limited to budgets, budget narratives, program descriptions, and negotiation memorandums for internal review and/or client approval;
- Coordinate responses to requests for information from clients; request inputs from field offices and partners as necessary and prepare supporting documentation for submission;
- Support the contracting and monitoring of subpartners, vendors, and consultants; review invoices and assess the allowability of invoiced expenditures; reconcile the expenditures claimed against the amount of funds disbursed to them; modify contracts when needed; ensure payments are made in a timely manner.
- Participate in procurement processes and ensure compliance with RTI and donor policies and procedures;
- Liaise and coordinate support services from RTI business partners and regional offices;
- Review field office and partner cost share contributions as well as backup documentation for adherence to regulatory requirements and RTI policy.•
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor•s degree with at least 6 years• experience (minimum 3 years• experience considered with a Masters) in business, public administration, social science, or international development preferred;
- 3-4 years of recent professional experience providing financial and operational support to USG-funded grants, contracts or cooperative agreements;
- Experience managing multiple projects is preferred;
- Experience having worked on international assignments in developing countries is preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Flexibility and capable of handling and appropriately prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
- Demonstrated capacity to work well both independently and collaboratively within teams;
- Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of internal and external clients and colleagues;
- Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and excellent attention to detail;
- Strong budgeting, financial analysis, and spreadsheet skills;
- Critical thinker, able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders;
- Ability to communicate respectfully in a multi-cultural environment;
- An understanding of development issues and potential challenges when operating in developing country contexts will be an asset;
- Fluency in foreign language (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) is preferred;
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently to countries in Africa and Asia;
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
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