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Project management unit(PMU) associate, middle east and north africa

Location: * Washington, DC
Department: Middle East
Job Level: Entry-Level
Employment Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Description

Chemonics is conducting an internal and external recruit for a PMU Associate in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Business Unit. The portfolio of the Middle East and North Africa RBU includes work in Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Libya, as well as business development in Egypt, Morocco, and the West Bank, and covers a wide variety of technical sectors including economic growth, democracy and governance, and peace, stability, and transition. The specific project assigned will depend upon existing needs and the qualifications and interest of the successful candidate. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Lead field-office administration by coordinating travel, visa processing, travel advancements, vendor payment request, invoicing, approvals, and updating project-related trackers
  • Process field reports, including time and expense reports and other client-related reports
  • Draft and manage project-related employment and subcontract agreements
  • Coordinate with project team to compile agendas for weekly teleconference and other project-related meetings
  • Lead, under direction of supervisor, procurement and grant-related project activities
  • Support communication to field teams and client
  • Address field staff’s inquiries and needs promptly
  • Communicate scopes of work, policies, and allowances/benefits for team member and consultants
  • Manage recruitment efforts for project and suggest candidates for a variety of field positions
  • Lead budget monitoring, level-of-effort utilization, invoices, subcontractors’ costs, expense reports, deliverables, etc., to monitor compliance with contract and Chemonics’ regulations. Issue status reports as needed
  • Maintain knowledge in own discipline and begin to expand versatility in international development work by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics’ practice networks
  • Contribute to technical practice of relevance to areas of interest or focus, sharing information and best practices learned with the company
  • Participate on proposal teams and may mentor others
  • Coach, mentor, and train staff on Chemonics’ policies and procedures
  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations
  • Receive constructive feedback and uses feedback to improve performance and grow professionally; may provide feedback to junior staff as necessary
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum two years of relevant administrative or professional work experience
  • Minimum one year of contractual, project management, or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle routine administrative tasks and operational issues
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail, organization, and time management with minimum oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision, and contribute to projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience with data entry, filing, cataloguing, retrieving, and preserving records preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year; experience living or working in developing countries preferred
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa region preferred
  • Arabic and/or French language proficiency preferred
Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=3194 May 21, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.
 
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.




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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.