Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.
We are seeking a D.C.-based Project Coordinator (PC) who will be responsible for providing support to ACDI/VOCA projects, new business proposals, and technical/subject matter initiatives. The PC demonstrates proficiency in ACDI/VOCA systems and procedures, understands donor regulations, and performs tasks with autonomy and good judgement. The PC provides day-to-day guidance and serves as coach to junior staff.
Primary activities include but are not limited to: assisting with personnel recruitment and hiring; developing and formatting scopes of work; processing requests for Letters of Assignment; making travel arrangements; reviewing and processing expense reports; reviewing and editing project reports and deliverables; providing project start-up/closeout support; developing and maintaining the project’s budget tracker; assisting the Project Manager (PM) with preparation of budget projections; assisting the PM with financial information gathering and reporting; processing monthly advance requests and financial reports; and processing and reviewing invoices. This position will be responsible for supporting the procurement of goods and services, and subcontract/grant management. The PC will be required to draft approval requests to the donor under guidance from the PM and/or Chief of Party (COP).
In addition, this person will coordinate the preparation of new business proposals and assist with pre-positioning and reconnaissance efforts. The PC will be required to draft resumes and proposal sections and facilitate collaboration between HQ and field staff, internal departments and external partners. S/he will contribute to technical/subject matter initiatives including research, tool developments, or short-term assignments. On occasion, the PC will provide surge coverage for other staff during absences or times in of excessive demands.
Minimum Qualifications include a Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture, Finance, Economics or a related field, in addition a minimum of two years of experience in International Development, including one year of administrative experience; USAID/USDA experience strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience living in a developing country is preferred. Proven ability to work successfully as part of a team, as well as independently is required. Fluency in English and professional proficiency in Spanish or French are required. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries is required.
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