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Project Manager, Afghanistan, Arlington, VA

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    Management Systems International

    Closing date:
    08 Jan 2020

    Project Manager, Afghanistan, Arlington, VA

    **Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position.

    Project Summary:

    MSI’s Middle East North Africa (MENA) regional portfolio includes monitoring and evaluation support contracts that provide technical and consulltancy services (including performance evaluations, impact evaluations, progress monitoring services, opinion-based surveys and other evaluative studies) and large grant programs focused on anti-corruption activities, preventing violent extremism across the region, and supporting civil society becoming more effective in advancing the democratic values of citizen participation and good governance across the region.

    Position Summary:

    MSI is seeking a Project Manager to provide backstopping support to the Afghanistan AMELA (Afghanistan Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Activity) project. The Project Manager will provide critical support to ensure that program activities are done correctly and in a timely manner. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting specific program activities by conducting the following tasks below. This position is based in Arlington, VA and reports to the Sr. Project Manager.


    • Coordinate all contractual matters for the project.
    • Manage project finances, approval requirements, track incoming costs, project future expenditures and preparation of financial reports.
    • Provide home office support for overseas field project(s).
    • Coordinate logistics for onboarding field project office employees and travel.
    • Recruitment, onboarding and travel logistics for short-term consultants.
    • Working close with MSI field team and MSI project Technical Director on writing and editing of contract deliverables, including but not limited to weekly, quarterly and annual reports.
    • Track and ensure on-time client deliverable requirements.


    • 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Bachelor degree in International Development, Economics or related field required.
    • Familiarity with USAID regulations strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with USAID contracts strongly preferred.
    • Experience with managing complex budgets strongly preferred.
    • Ability to work and travel to multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
    • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

    Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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