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Program Management Unit Senior Director at RTI International


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3 weeks ago

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RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina that provides research and technical services.


RTI is seeking a Program Management Unit Senior Director for the newly awarded Power Africa Empowering East and Central Africa (EECA) Activity. The Director will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party in all operations and management aspects of the project. This position will be responsible for overseeing all financial management, procurement, sub-grants, logistics, security, and operations on the project. Candidates should possess a mix of strong management, administrative, financial, and sub-grant experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support the Chief of Party in all operations and management aspects of the project. Ensure proper administration of the project and oversee all financial, procurement, sub grants, and operational areas of responsibility, ensuring alignment with activity times/objectives and compliance with RTI and USAID policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate the development, implementation and reporting on detailed management plans that may include implementation plans, procurement plans, deliverables tracking, budget tracking etc., in assigned areas of responsibility. In coordination with the Finance team and project leadership, monitor and review project budget and expenditures, financial forecasts and metrics, to ensure project financial goals are met. Responsible for the accuracy of project timelines, tasks, milestones, resource requirements, costs, risks and execution. Track and report quarterly on programmatic achievements as required for project deliverable reporting. Produces operations-related reports and updates for deliverable reporting and project success stories. Collaborate with Chief of Party to identify and manage risks and actively participates in the resolution of performance issues with project staff and sub-contractors or sub-awardees. Assist Chief of Party in managing all aspects of staffing and creating/maintaining a clear organizational structure with specific roles, responsibilities and reporting lines. Develop partnerships with client, implementers, and stakeholders and foster coordination.


Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years of experience, Master’s degree and 12 years of experience, PhD and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ten years of progressively responsible experience implementing projects that are similar to this activity in terms of complexity, scope, and budget on USAID programming. Extensive experience managing operations functions, including finance, grants, procurement and HR. Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation policies and procedures related to grants, procurements, and subcontracts. Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams. Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff. Verbal and written fluency in English

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