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Project Management
International Development Group
190L5 Requisition #
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  • Relevant work experience, including experience with a donor, contractor, or international NGO managing an office or program;

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries. At least one (1) year of this experience shall include managing these field operations;

  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience;

  • Experience with programs that provide quick delivery of assistance in response to emerging windows of opportunity;

  • Experience with grant management, preferably in-kind and small grants;

  • Experience working in developing countries is required, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment;

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems and overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints as well as program close-out is desired, but not required;

  • Experience in the hiring and supervising of host country local personnel and ensuring, when need arises, that they secure necessary training required to meet program needs;

  • Financial management experience, including budgeting; financial management (tracking, reporting and accounting); and procurement;

  • Experience with activity design, development, and implementation;

  • Relevant working experience in Mozambique, particularly northern Mozambique, or other Southern and/or East African countries highly desired, but not required;

  • Experience with conflict management, community empowerment, or countering violent extremism, or violence prevention programs;

  • Willingness and ability to travel to Northern Mozambique as required by the project;

  • Experience with remote management in transition environments highly desired, but not required;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and

  • Demonstrated working proficiency in Portuguese (preferred) and/or Spanish is required.

Position is contingent upon award and funding.


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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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