Project Management Unit(PMU) Associate

  • Posted on 13 December 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a project management associate for our East and Southern Africa Regional Business Unit. The East and Southern Africa region’s portfolio includes eleven projects spanning a wide range of technical sectors. The specific role will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications and the region’s staffing needs. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest portfolios in the company and contribute in a dynamic forward new business market. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we will interview and fill the position on a rolling basis. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Support field-office administration, including travel coordination, visa processing, vendor payment requests, invoicing, approvals, and updating of project-related trackers
  • Process field reports, including time and expense reports and other client-related reports
  • Draft and manage project-related employment and subcontract agreements
  • Coordinate with project team to compile agendas for weekly teleconference and other project-related meetings
  • Assist with procurement and grant-related project activities
  • Assists and supports communication to field teams and client
  • Support communication to field teams and client
  • Address field staff’s inquiries and needs promptly
  • Communicate scopes of work, policies, and allowances/benefits for team member and consultants
  • Assist with recruiting and identifying candidates for a variety of field positions
  • Assist with budget monitoring, level-of-effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chemonics’ regulations
  • Maintain knowledge in own discipline and begin to expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics’ practice networks
  • Participate on proposal teams and support overall new business efforts
  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Receive constructive feedback and use feedback to improve performance and grow professionally
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, agriculture, food security, education, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two years of relevant administrative or professional work experience
  • Minimum one year of contractual, project management, or related experience
  • Experience with data entry, filing, cataloguing, retrieving, and preserving records preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle routine administrative tasks and operational issues
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail, organization, and time management with minimum oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision, and contribute to projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting volunteer work in developing countries preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad in less developed countries for at least 4 to 8 weeks per year
  • Experience in East and Southern Africa preferred
Application Instructions:
Apply through our Career Center by Friday, December 21st. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as we will interview and fill the position on a rolling basis.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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