MCW provides access to short- and long-term technical services, training, and capacity-building related to improving urban and local governance in the following five functional areas:
Urban and local government public service delivery with an emphasis on transportation, water, and sanitation;
Autonomy, transparency, responsiveness and accountability of urban and local governments;
Ability of urban and local governments to adapt to climate change, improve environmental management practices, and pollution control systems;
Urban and local government disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; and
Urban and local government finance, creditworthiness and borrowing.
The program has a cumulative value of $650 million, is being implemented in 112 countries.
Prime: Nathan Associates, Inc.
PFM promotes equitable economic growth in developing countries by:
Strengthening human capacity;
Improving policy environments to promote efficiency and economic opportunity for all members of society;
Promoting sound institutional management; and
Fostering good governance.
The program has an overall ceiling of $700 million.
Prime: Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. (NRCE)
WADI is a five year program with a cumulative value ceiling of $1 Billion. It has been designed to support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s Water and Development Strategy. Task orders implemented through this IDIQ will reflect USAID’s strategic direction in the water sector. Expansive services provided under WADI can be applied to technical interventions affiliated to water and sanitation under various categories including:
Water resources management and WASH;
Agriculture and food security;
Environment, economic growth, and energy;
Democracy and governance;
Innovation, research and M&E;
Cooperation and coordination; and
Engineering services and commodity / equipment procurement and installation.
J.E. Austin Associates (JAA) is a leading international consulting firm helping emerging and developing economies to achieve rapid, business-led economic growth that is economically, politically, and socially sustainable. JAA has completed 650 projects in 120 countries, providing expertise in areas such as strategic planning, economic and industry competitiveness, export growth, agribusiness, investment promotion, private sector development, entrepreneurship, workforce development analysis and institutional strengthening.
JAA is searching for a Project Manager to help administer our portfolio of programs in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, and to participate in business development, technical writing, and systems management.
This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to contribute to socially responsible growth, gain hands-on experience helping oversee and coordinate international development projects, and develop sound technical skills and track-record. JAA Project Managers work closely with globally recognized experts in a range of sectors and countries. This is an ideal position for highly qualified candidates beginning their career in international development, or for more experienced professionals working to develop their project management and technical expertise.
Oversee and coordinate implementation of several JAA projects.
Provide support to JAA local and international staff to ensure project deliverables are completed in time and with the highest quality.
Maintain effective collaboration with clients and partner firms.
Create and manage project budgets.
Recruit, screen and field long and short term international staff and consultants.
Assist with mobilization and other logistics for field employees and consultants.
Manage JAA website content.
Track procurements for potential business opportunities.
Develop and interact with a wide network to obtain intelligence about new business opportunities.
Contribute to project proposals by meeting with potential partner organizations, recruiting personnel, and preparing proposal documents.
JAA Project Managers have the opportunity to contribute to technical work based on their skills, interests, experience, and project needs. Technical assignments typically include:
Design project work plans and shape implementation strategy.
Compile research and other data for technical reports.
Track and contribute to project achievements, approaches and deliverables.
Travel to project countries for project management and to participate in project research and implementation.
At least 3 years of experience in a relevant position
Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in working in international development; interest in business strategy, agriculture/agribusiness and/or entrepreneurship is a plus
Strong organizational and administration skills
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of the team
Proficiency in Spanish or French strongly preferred
Familiarity with USAID procedures a plus
NOTE: applicants MUST CURRENTLY HOLD VALID VISAS for eligibility to work long term in the United States.
J.E. Austin is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please send a letter of interest and copy of your current resume to Coby Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write in the subject line: Project Manager. Short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.