Job Title: Project Manager
Department/Location: Washington, D.C.
Reports To: Project Director
Type: Regular Full-Time
Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Project Manager for an anticipated project team in Washington, D.C., under a five-year contracts funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), involving staffing in global health. The Project Assistant will serve as part of a large team responding to USAID needs around the world in primary health, reproductive health, infectious disease, health systems strengthening, etc. This position is contingent upon award.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Respond to task orders from USAID Missions on an on-demand basis.
- Manage the assignment planning process, including coordinating with the USAID client to refine scopes of work and cost estimates, developing implementation timelines, etc.
- Recruit short and long-term health experts as consultants.
- Work within the team and travel agency to arrange logistical support for GH TAMS consultants both in the United States and overseas.
- Organize and participate in Team Planning Meetings.
- Work with GH TAMS consultants to ensure completion of financial forms and other paperwork.
- Collect and distribute activity background materials for team members.
- Provide initial review of consultant forms and invoices.
- Maintain communication with consultants and clients to ensure that consultants are supported throughout the course of their assignments, ensuring smooth implementation.
- Participate in timely and orderly assignment-related closeout, including ensuring satisfactory completion of the activity.
- Ensure completion of consultant performance evaluation forms.
- Ensure necessary USAID approvals are obtained in a timely manner by preparing requests and memos to USAID Contracting Officers and Contracting Officer Representatives, on behalf of the Project Director and/or corporate entities, following up and providing additional justification as required.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Previous logistics and administrative experience, preferably with a USAID or other donor-funded project desired.
- Familiarity with global health sectors, such as reproductive health, infectious diseases, health systems strengthening and USAID’s roles in these sectors.
- Proficiency in French and/or Spanish preferred.
- Strict attention to detail.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- At least 3 years of project/program management or administration/operations experience.
- Working knowledge of international public health and development issues, with 1-2 years of overseas experience.
- Must be a team player and work well in groups.
- Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
- Pro-active in anticipating work requirements and problem solving.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Full proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
- Oral and written fluency in English required.
Education: Master’s degree in public health or other related field required.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.
Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
No phone calls please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.
About the Organization
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.