Project Manager

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

Organization Information:

Our client, an international nonprofit with offices around the world working to help women-owned businesses access and succeed in global value chains, is seeking a Project Manager who will support the Project Management Office and report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Job Summary

As a Project Manager, you will have the responsibility for managing and growing donor funded projects with the United Nations and other multi-lateral agencies. In this role you will also be responsible for creating and facilitating processes throughout all project lifecycles including, maintaining annual budgets and workplans. The ideal candidate will oversee all operational related aspects of the project/s while managing deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring the progress of the project against key performance indicators on a routine basis. As an individual contributor you will be expected to execute effectively and efficiently all aspects of funded projects assuring project deliverables are completed on time and within budget. This position requires an individual to work collaboratively with internal and external stake holders ensuring all parties are kept informed of changes or updates to project deliverables or timelines. This position requires an individual who is committed to excellence, is entrepreneurial in spirit and has a strong business acumen.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Manage project budget
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Facilitates the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Conduct market research as required by project
  • Manage client deliverables including the drafting of deliverables such as research papers, hosting events, facilitating data gathering, and stakeholder engagement
  • Track project deliverables using project management tools
  • Advise key stakeholders on all aspects of project life cycle, changes and or anticipated risks
  • Leads the development and review of project budgets, working closely with the Finance Team
  • Regularly reviews and uses data from budget versus actuals to inform key budget decisions
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Prepare quarterly and annual project donor status reports
  • Ensures key data are incorporated into workplan updates on a routine basis

Role Requirements

Hands On Skills and Experience

  • Experience with the management of government and multi-lateral contracts
  • International work experience
  • Internal Donor project experience with USAID
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Ability to implement project management practices and processes
  • Expert in managing multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Proven experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in consulting environments with the United Nations or other government agencies
  • Well versed in project budgeting, managing burn rates, and optimizing cost allocations across multiple donors
  • Experience working across functions as part of a large organization

Additional Qualities

  • Collaborative problem solver
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Proficiency in all Office 365 tools in particular, Excel
  • Efficient with program management tools
  • Exceptional time-management, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Consistent analytical mindset
  • Self-starter who thrives in fast paced environment

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • PMP Certification preferred and or CSM Scrum Master
  • Proficiency in the complete Office 365 office suite including MS Project
  • Note – This is a U.S. based position with a preference in Washngton, DC

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • FSA
  • 403b retirement savings plan
  • Group term and supplemental life insurance
  • Short/long term disability
  • Employee assistance program
  • Adoption assistance and¬†Education reimbursement
  • Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have paid time off, paid holidays, sick leave, and floating holidays

This role offers a competitive salary.

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