is currently accepting applications for the position of a Senior Project
Coordinator (PC) (Senior Project Management Specialist 2) within the
International Development Group’s Learning, Energy and Environment for Development
(LEED) Division. LEED is a growing Division with an expanding portfolio of
work. This Sr. PC will be a new position working within Integrated Learning
Solutions (ILS) practice area. Working closely with other project management
team members, the Sr. PC provides operational and coordination support to
projects and project management teams.
successful candidate will be expected to have an exceptional ability to plan
and organize work, develop tools, prepare and summarize reports and other materials,
and follow through on agreed upon actions, while maintaining a positive and
productive attitude with other team members in a fast-paced and demanding
environment. S/he must be a strong
communicator, be energetic and show initiative, demonstrate a willingness to
take on challenges, while at the same time appreciating the scope of the
position and his/her role within the team.
position is based in Washington, DC.
position is responsible for a wide range of financial and operational project
and proposal support tasks. Specific
responsibilities will include:
- Responsible for providing support to
direct project work and as assigned by the management.
for contributing to the technical scope of the project and as directed by
project management activities within ILS’s portfolio, from project start-up to
- Advanced daily oversight and
coordination of complex activities for USAID-funded (US-based) learning program
with activities in multiple countries.
- Responsible for internal and
external financial reporting, financial analytics, tracking and detailed review
- Monitoring and conducting analysis
of project financial performance.
- Collaborate with other project team
members and division management to identify and mitigate risks.
and maintaining project management schedules, work plans, and other general
project management resources and tools.
and maintaining financial tracking tools and budgets, monitoring expenses and
helping to design and implement strategies that address financial performance
issues and help to identify risk.
the recruitment and onboarding of field- and/or home-office based project staff
and other human resources processes, including identification of short-term
technical assistance needs and resources.
travel and consultant approval requests, consulting agreements, information for
contract modification requests, and other actions for submission to clients.
the contracting and monitoring of subcontractors and consultants, reviewing
invoices; modifying contracts when needed; ensuring payments are made in a
in procurement processes and ensuring compliance.
and coordinating support services from RTI business partners and regional
completed/approved deliverables, especially those required for USAID’s
Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) and RTI managed websites.
accurate and compliant record keeping; monitoring and leading any correction
process required to ensure project documentation, deliverables and data are
maintained consistently in accordance with policies and standards.
general reporting to project management teams and ILS Director.
- Mentoring and supporting junior
- Supervise junior staff.
as the PM on projects as needed.
business and proposal development as assigned.
other duties as assigned.
position is expected to support projects 70% of the time, proposals 20%, and
other tasks as required, 10%.
Education and Experience
degree in instructional systems design, organizational development, or relevant
social science, with at least five years related professional experience; or a Bachelor’s
degree in a relevant social science discipline and ten years of relevant work
working in a learning organization highly preferred.
in project administration and proposal development is required. Experience with
USAID-funded projects required. Experience with other international donors is a
in direct or indirect field management preferred.
experience working, studying, or traveling in developing countries highly
Skills and Abilities
critical thinking skills and proven ability to identify issues and
opportunities, provide solutions, and build consensus among multiple
to operate effectively and appropriately in ambiguity; demonstrates sound
decision making and the ability to apply and adapt processes/approaches to new
ability to interact effectively with team members, partners and donors.
excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excel skills to facilitate budgeting and financial analysis; strong Word,
Access, PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of
SharePoint, Salesforce, and Marketplace.
to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure, being a
self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player.
to learn the ILS business and contribute at all levels as needed.
and ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 5-10%.