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Project management unit (PMU) manager, west and central Africa and Haiti

Location: * Washington, DC
Department: West and Central Africa and Haiti
Job Level: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Description

The West and Central Africa and Haiti (WCAFH) Regional Business Unit is conducting a recruit for a Project Manager Unit (PMU) Manager! The manager’s work assignment is still being finalized, but could include work on projects in technical areas including education, agriculture, public financial management, and rule of law. The manager may be assigned to other projects based on regional staffing needs.
 
The manager will be expected to assist the PMU director with tasks related to project management, while providing guidance and supervision to the PMU associate. Successful candidates will assist in monitoring project finances and budgeting, backstopping local personnel, subcontract management, client relations, and organizing project files. Additionally, candidates will have demonstrated interest in taking on a variety of new business development roles; ability to build and maintain successful relationships with internal and external parties; and a positive attitude. We are looking for manager candidates with proven track records of versatility, leadership, and integrity in their work. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provides day-to-day support to project teams and client, including communicating and assisting with field-office requests and overseeing field team’s adherence to contract requirements and government regulations, including allowances, quarterly reports, and inventory reports.
  • Oversees financial aspects of the project’s contract by reviewing monthly invoices to ensure accuracy and compliance with contract provisions. Responsible for monitoring monthly costs using contract budget monitor, tracking contract expenditures against budget and total obligated funds.
  • Responsible for reviewing and determining causes for variances to the budget and ensuring required notices are sent to the contracting officer regarding status of funds.
  • Liaises with project subcontractors, manages subcontract administration issues, budgets, and invoice reviews, and reviews deliverables to ensure they meet technical and quality standards.
  • Recruits long- and short-term project personnel in accordance with Chemonics’ practice and pertinent U.S. government regulations.
  • Conducts periodic field visits to monitor project administration, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, conducting technical research, and performing other operational tasks
  • Reviews and provides comments on project technical work and project reports.
  • Promotes Chemonics by attending external events, networking with clients and counterparts, articulating a solid understanding of Chemonics’ past and present portfolio, effectively representing the company’s history, values, and standards, and identifying and developing business leads.
  • Actively engages in technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company
  • Participates on proposal teams and mentors others.
  • Performs all tasks and responsibilities demonstrating behaviors associated with Chemonics’ values and competencies at all levels in the company.
  • Identifies issues or potential risks and makes informed decisions on how to address the issues, communicating, when appropriate, with the director and/or senior vice president.
  • Appropriately consults with support divisions on home-office and field-office matters to help make informed decisions.
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned staff. Ensures staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and the time and opportunity to grow professionally.
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum 3 years of project management or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Mastery of critical project management skills, including budget management, contractual compliance, client relations and knowledge of client, and personnel management
  • Strong MS Office, word processing abilities, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Experience supervising or mentoring employees preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity 
  • French proficiency preferred
 
Please apply via our Career Center by Friday, May 24th




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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.