Security and Agriculture Division within the International Development Group is
seeking a Senior Project Management Specialist to
provide mid to senior-level operational support and technical assistance in all
aspects of home office project management and implementation, primarily for
disaster response activities in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The
successful candidate may be assigned to a single project or portfolio of
projects and support one or more project management teams. Projects may span
the disaster response, agriculture, and nutrition technical areas.
This position requires travel (both international and
domestic) up to 30% and will be based in Washington, DC or Research Triangle
advanced, fast-paced operational support to projects and project management
and maintain project management schedules, project work plans, and other
general project management resources.
grants and procurement management and compliance.
budget formulation, monitoring and reporting support.
cost performance monitoring and reporting.
accurate and compliant record keeping and administration performance.
general project management reporting to project management teams.
and coordinate support services from business partners as appropriate.
with technical specialists in coordination of technical development and support
and lead correction process to ensure project documentation, deliverables and
data are maintained consistently in accordance with policies and standards.
lead responsibilities on specific project phases to include Project Start Up,
Close Out, managing sub-contractors, etc.
engage with Project Leadership in the definition and execution of project
activities and development of plans and schedules.
with Project Management team to identify and manage risks.
technical assistance and support to projects as defined by the Project Manager.
business and proposal development needs as assigned.
Project Manager role duties for small to mid-size project(s) per IDG PMI for
part of assigned portfolio as directed.
and/or lead business and proposal development needs of the assigned program as
degree in international development, natural resource management, agriculture,
business administration, or other relevant field with a minimum of 10 years of
relevant working experience supporting donor-funded programming or Master’s and
6 years of related work experience.
least 4 years supporting USAID projects required.
in Spanish required; additional proficiency in French and Portuguese a plus.
with business development for USAID and other donor proposals strongly
of disaster response, agricultural development and/or nutrition preferred.
knowledge in project management in international development, including
operational and administrational backstopping.
ability to manage and support complex and geographically disparate portfolios.
ability to work across technical and operational areas within business group,
as well as ability to partner and influence as needed.
interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly (verbal and written).
knowledge and skill with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
be eligible to work in the United States.