Project Manager or Senior Project Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 January 2019

Job Description

Project Management:

  • Act as overall point of contact with Contract, Finance and Budget teams for the projects under his/her supervision
  • Ensure the financial and reputational integrity of projects under his/her supervision. Resolve complex implementation issues
  • Develop activity budgets and oversee financial management of project budgets; including creating budget forecasting and projections, tracking invoices and project finances.
  • Review monthly project expenditures and send invoices to clients
  • Ensure compliance in field projects with host country laws, including labor policies, tax reporting and regulations
  • Liaise closely with technical staff to integrate project management and technical oversight in support of effective program delivery
  • Supervise Project Coordinators and Assistants in the Project Management Unit for projects under his/her supervision

Contract Management:

  • Draft contracts for consultants, subcontractors, and service providers. Serve as primary reference point for contracting questions
  • Lead the internal approval process for contracts for services and procurement for the assigned project
  • Review basic legal issues for employment and procurement
  • Ensure administrative and financial compliance with USG regulations, including regular review of the USAID ADS, FAR, AIDAR to ensure compliance
  • Point of contact for project related audits

Reporting

  • Review and oversee on financial and administrative reports and other correspondence on activities and transactions related to projects in his/her portfolio
  • Prepare and present comprehensive administrative, fiscal, statistical and technical studies, reports, specifications and correspondence as required

Technical Tasks:

  • Assist with development of PMPs, program indicators, and other measurements
  • Ensure project MEL plans developed and submitted
  • Participate in evaluation quality assurance as assigned
  • Deliver any technical tasks as assigned

Business Development:

  • Support new business and proposal preparation activities
  • Assist with recruitment of personnel and in-country partners
  • Research legal and program implications for countries participating in programs
  • Assist with writing and production of proposals

Innovation, Data, and Technology:

  • Participate in ideation campaigns and user testing
  • Serve as Idea Champion to move ideas forward through Innovation Process
  • Identify opportunities with project teams to integrate Innovation, Data, and Technology into work

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree, required; Master’s Degree in international development or relevant field preferred
  • Minimum of 6-8 years working with and managing the administration of USAID and other donor-funded projects with a Masters; minimum of 8-10 years with Bachelors.
  • Minimum of 3 years senior level project and people management experience
  • Significant demonstrable experience in acquisition mechanisms, USAID ADS, FAR, AIDAR and other USG international regulations
  • Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects, and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring and management of the development projects
  • Detail-oriented, financial acument and experience developing/managing program budgets
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, and creative solutions
  • Required interest in MEL, qualitative and quantitative research methods, Global Health, or organizational learning
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including a high level of professional maturity is required
  • Willingness to travel to international countries, including post-conflict environments up to 25%
  • English required; fluency and knowledge of additional languages (especially French, Arabic, Spanish, or Hindi), is a plus

About the Organization

QED Group is a global consulting company with 20 years of experience providing data-driven, insightful solutions for international development, defense and diplomacy. We never lose focus on how an organization uses its resources to make better decisions, improve performance, change behavior, and manage adaptively. Our long history designing and managing knowledge management and learning approaches for US Agency for International Development (USAID) makes us unique and helps us to approach development challenges from a different perspective.

We are passionate about evidence-based decision making and are working to improve the quality and use of data through the implementation of smart measurement and evaluation strategies, organizational learning, the appropriate use of technologies and innovation, and the promotion of increased capacity in data visualization.

The Project Manager or Senior Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the timely and effective management and administration of projects to which he/she is assigned, in the QED Practice Area. The PM or SPM will report to and have direct supervision over assigned project management staff. The position manages implementation of effective and efficient operational, financial, and compliance activities that deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and client rules and regulation. The position works with internal staff to develop of policies, processes, and procedures, that align with best practices in project management. He or she serves on the Management team, leads the Project Management group and oversees the work of junior and early mid-level team members.

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