Job DescriptionRTI International•s International Development Group seeks an experienced and dynamic individual to lead its Worldwide Training (WWT) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC). The Project Manager will provide vision, direction, leadership, and management for the $60 million, single-award contract.
Provides overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership and direction. Maintains a close and effective relationship with USAID Human Capital and Talent Management/Center for Professional Development (HCTM/CPD); Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL); overseas Missions; and the Contracting Officer•s Representative (COR). Responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented in accordance with IQC and federal regulations; provides leadership and direction and defines and implements activities to achieve the greatest coverage and impact possible.
The position will report to the Senior Director for Integrated Learning Solutions.
- Direct overall IQC task, personnel, and financial management;
- Lead project planning and implementation and support project team.
- Ensure that an open line of communication is maintained with USAID HCTM/CPD, overseas Missions, the COR, and other key client offices.
- Provide strategic guidance and expert advice to project team and USAID counterparts;
- Manage project budget and resource allocation;
- Plan and schedule project and task order timelines;
- Track project deliverables using appropriate tools;
- Implement and monitor IQC quality assurance plan, including support for review and edit of all deliverables for compliance, accuracy, completeness, and adherence to experiential learning principles and best practices;
- Monitor and regularly report on progress of the IQC to all stakeholders;
- Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve defined outputs;
- Manage project evaluations and assessment of results.
- Serve as the primary liaison with the USAID COR and manage all aspects of RTI•s responsibilities pertaining to this IQC;
- Serve as RTI•s primary representative for responding to task order proposal requests, central reporting, financial issues, and central meetings regarding the IQC and Task Orders;
- Manage the overall project by planning, monitoring, and evaluating project activities in accordance with the contract and work plans;
- Keep current on USAID programming, project design, and procurement policy to ensure rapid and continuous integration into core training suite; update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations;
- Work with project administrator to prepare reports defining project progress, problems and solutions, including WWT Quarterly and Annual Reports review, and realign strategic plans; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards and improvements; resolve problems; identify trends; determine system improvements; implement appropriate change;
- Based on subject matter expertise and training experience, may travel up to 5-10% of the time to deliver training or other learning activities.
Staffing and Management Responsibilities
- Coordinate project staff roles, assign individual responsibilities, identify technical assistance needs and arrange for the provision of needed assistance; manage the activities of outsourced resources and vendors;
- Supervise project staff (remote or DC-based), including Logistics Manager (key personnel), and manage dynamic cross-functional work on WWT project of operations manager, task order managers, administrative and training coordinator, and e-learning specialists;
- Work with training task order managers to recruit and interview potential trainers/consultants, review resumes for new trainers presented by subcontractors, conduct observations of individual instructors/facilitators.
Financial and Contract Oversight Responsibilities
- Oversee, with support of Financial Analyst and Operations Manager, all contractual functions for IQC;
- Work with staff on implementation plans, financial projections;
- Track and review project deliverables using appropriate tools;
- Ensure full close-out and documentation of completed task orders and projects.
Education and Experience
- Master•s degree in a relevant functional area and at least twelve (12) years of relevant professional experience in adult education and professional development.
- At least five (5) years• experience as a successful manager of large-scale training or professional development activities. Experience with U.S. government contracting • in particular USAID • is preferred.
- Demonstrated technical leadership and operational experience in overseeing all aspects of this scope of work.
- Experience managing similar, large-scale, worldwide training programs with time-sensitive deliverables.
- Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management.
- Experience in data collection, basic data analysis, and creating summary reports of data.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience managing large documents and multiple files required.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; meet deadlines, and multitask.
- Attention to detail; ability to manage timelines; flexibility and responsiveness.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Teamwork orientation.
- Ability to be self-directing and work independently in both daily work and achieving organizational goals.
- Fluency in English.
- Ability to receive government clearance.
About the OrganizationIDG International Resources Group