The Project Manager supports staff, provides administrative/clerical support, senior advisor, contract specialist, management and program analyst and a variety of other services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the customer. The PM is responsible for customer relations first and foremost working closely with leadership to ensure excellent support is provided, ensuring the human resource objectives are met through recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, and counseling; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; enforcing policies and procedure; preparing and completing action plans; implementing customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing; identifying trends; determining system improvements; and implementing change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)
- Ensure the project is properly staffed, coordinating and managing resources throughout the project lifecycle.
- Review status on a regular with USAID leadership and conduct meetings
- Responsible for assigned staff timekeeping and expense reports
- Work proactively and productively with USAID, onsite staff and Chenega Executive Management to develop mutual understanding of goals and possible courses of action.
- Continually promotes outstanding service and mentors staff to implement excellent client services.
- Recruitment and Staff Care
- Assist in advising staff on Chenega operations and policies and procedures.
- Support the recruitment of short and long-term staff; oversees onboarding of new staff.
- Serve as primary contact for USAID and onsite staff.
- Ensure inquiries and needs promptly addressed to continued positive relationship.
- Create a productive and motivating work environment for staff by establishing and maintaining partnerships with USAID
- Review invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chenega policies. Issues status reports as needed.
- Provide assistance in areas that have a shortfall in personnel or increased workload
- Day to Day Management of a staff of up to 30 personnel
Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Human resources or related field required
- Must have at least 7 years of demonstrated experience providing project management of an onsite staff supporting a U.S Government Federal Agency, preferably USAID
- Must have proven experience as a Staff Project Manager, outstanding customer relations, communication and organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
- Secret Clearance Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to propose possible resolutions to complex technical, managerial or operational problems.
- Demonstrated leadership, professional maturity, versatility, discretion, and integrity.
- Demonstrated proactivity, attention to detail, working within deadlines, and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated leadership, management, organizational, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and client service provision.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
- Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
- During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.
About the Organization
Chenega Worldwide Support (CWS), LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chenega Corporation. Our services are specialized to working in Crisis & Conflict Areas of the world, supporting mission critical operations (OCONUS) and domestically.
Why should you join the Chenega Team? Because working for Chenega offers a collaborative workplace that values your opinion, opportunities to grow in your career, a great 401K, and an appreciation for a work life balance.