Serve as primary interface with Country Directors and local staff to implement projects.
Achieve project requirements within budget, established time frame, standards of quality, and donor satisfaction.
Assist with preparing budgets, wire requests, vendor and consultant payments etc.; responsible for critical review and reporting of project financials in partnership with Finance team. Track project activities in line with budget, forecasting and evaluation of burn rate.
Contribute, coordinate and ensure the quality of monthly/quarterly reports; Provide input into annual workplans, PMPs, and other programmatic reports.
Establish, maintain, and develop productive working relationship with field staff, supervisees, consultants at large, and other departments within IFES HQ.
Assist with program design, knowledge of IFES systems, tools for project implementation and monitoring.
Work with Monitoring and Evaluation team to design/determine program indicators, assist with monitoring to ensure activities are meeting indicators.
Contribute to knowledge management and thought leadership.
Monitor pending IFES grant/contract actions and coordinate timely action and response.
Travel to field office to assist with project activities as needed.
Participate in proposal development/new initiative process.
Encourage professional developmental of junior program staff. Evaluate performance of supervisee(s), and provide constructive feedback and proactive management. Provide feedback on project team and project performance.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in international relations, political science or international development preferred. Minimum of 4 years of overall work experience in the international development sector with NGO experience a plus. Experience with budget management and oversight of large single project or multiple projects. Supervisory experience a plus.
Experience with program design and project management. Knowledgeable on USAID and non-US based grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with USAID structure and personnel as well as other international donors (DFAT, DFID, GAC). Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
English required. Proficiency in another language preferred (Dari or Pashto)
WHAT WE OFFER:
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees
Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary
401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6%
Employer paid Short and Long-Term Disability insurance
Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave