Project Manager - International Development

Mott MacDonald
  • Washington
  • Confidential
  • 8-10 years
  • 23 Mar 2015

  • Project/ Program Management non IT

  • Education/ Training
Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

Support Education Development Lead to prepare bidding documents under USAID ABE LEARN framework.

With the management team, work to implement the business development strategy in the Africa, Global and Asia regions for US funds.

Assist Project Director and/or Project Manager to ensure completion of project deadlines.

Assist in administrative matters related to the implementation of contracts, including budget preparation, monthly monitoring, and invoicing.

Carry out market research and positioning activities on specific prospects and general streams of work in particular with USAID but also World bank and other donors.

Contribute to the development of education proposals if needed.

Assist in the development of commercial proposals and budget models in line with specific requirements Technical Assistance with the supervision of contractual and finance team in DC office.

Take advantage of opportunities to develop technical skills / knowledge as and when they arise, especially in the broad technical area of education quality (teacher training, material development etc)

Participate in Sub-divisional meetings and take responsibility for specific initiatives as per the responsibilities above

Ensure all issues are passed on to be dealt with by the most suitable person if not appropriate for this role

Establish good working relationships with all MM staff and contribute to the development of MM as an organization

Undertake other such tasks as required by your line manager

Candidate Specification

Required skills, qualifications and experience:

Experience of working for USAID education prospects and/or project implementation is essential.

Proactive and able to use own initiative

Able to work effectively as part of a team.

Patience and ability to remain calm when under pressure

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

Fluency in the English language (both oral and written)

Good numeracy skills and ability to put together and mentor budgets

Competent user of MS Office packages, particularly Word and Excel

Educated to Master's degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject i.e. education, economics, social policy, international development)

Experience (paid, voluntary or personal) in a developing country

The following would also be considered advantageous:

Second language skills

Experience of working with donors, governments and Development Partners

Working experience in the school education system (eg as a teacher)

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