Project Operations Manger, Global Land and Urban Development Sectors

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 18 July 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 18 June 2018

Job Description

Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia . Since 1973, TRG has provided organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/commercial clients.

As an employee-owned firm, we are each personally committed to the work we do. We understand that our success is entirely dependent on our ability to help our clients achieve their business and service goals. Internally, we place a great deal of emphasis on nurturing a widely held ownership mentality and participatory culture.

Position Summary, Roles, and Responsibilities:

The Communications, Evidence, and Learning (CEL) project is designed to assist USAID’s Land & Urban office in meeting its objectives to create, expand, disseminate, and support the application of evidence-based knowledge in two fields: land tenure, property rights, and resource governance; and urban development, urban-based programming, sustainable cities, and local sustainability. The CEL project will support USAID staff, and the broader development community in the fields of communications, training, knowledge management, learning, as well as evaluation related to key issues of land rights and urban services

The Operations Manager will provide technical and administrative support to the Chief of Party and other long-term staff. They will also serve as a direct point of contact for the client, and will perform a wide range of duties in support of a program that will include activities to support design and delivery of face-to-face and e-learning programs, active maintenance of a variety of websites and other knowledge-sharing platforms, and implementation of a communications strategy through a variety of media. The Operations Manager will support activity management and serve as the focal point for the collection and analysis of all monitoring and evaluation data. This person will also support preparation of project work plans and financial reports.

Qualifications, Abilities, and Education Requirements:

· Education - Master’s degree or equivalent education/work experience in a related field: organizational development, public administration, adult education, international development, land tenure, property rights, resource governance and/or urban development.

· Experience – A minimum of 5 years of experience in international development, including program management, budgeting, administration, and/or adult education, training, and knowledge management.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong management, interpersonal, coordination, and communication skills.
  • Advanced computer/technology skills; facility with Adobe Connect and/or other online tools.
  • Understanding of USAID policies and procedures.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Strong budgeting and project management skills and experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with the global issues related to land tenure, property rights, resource governance and/or urban development.
  • Experience with subcontractor management.
  • Experience with adult learning, KM, and organizational development initiatives.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Experience with data collection and management, quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Life and/or work experience in developing countries.
  • Experience with USAID/U.S. government contracting.

TRG maintains a long-standing value of and commitment to diversity. TRG is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability.

About the Organization

Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia . Since 1973, TRG has provided organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/commercial clients.

As an employee-owned firm, we are each personally committed to the work we do. We understand that our success is entirely dependent on our ability to help our clients achieve their business and service goals. Internally, we place a great deal of emphasis on nurturing a widely held ownership mentality and participatory culture.

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