Job Description

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of Law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities.

Project Summary:**

Afghanistan's Measure for Accountability and Transparency project (AMANAT) is a USAID activity focused on supporting Afghan government and non-government institutions reduce and prevent corruption in the delivery of public services The project will work closely with local counterpart agencies to identify public services that are particularly vulnerable to corruption, develop mitigation strategies, implement those initatives, and monitor their impact. Examples of AMANAT's reforms will include administrative streamlining, improved internal controls, e-governance applications, more open data, and establishing ethics units in government agencies. The project will also promote better communication of these reforms to generate more public trust in government. In addition, civil society, business, and the media will play major roles in AMANAT by conducting robust monitoring and oversight of these institutional reforms and their impacts.

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

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will support the management of all contractual, financial and logistical aspects of this project. The Project Manager will provide critical support to this fast paced project. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Project Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage project finances (including level of effort usage) and approval requirements, track incoming costs, project future expenditures, and prepare financial reports.
  • Track and ensure on-time completion of client deliverables and other tasks across multiple ongoing activities.
  • Coordinate contractual and financial matters for the project, including managing subcontractors
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of short-term technical consultants and local staff.
  • Coordinate logistics and travel for home office employees and short-term technical consultants
  • Collaborate with the full MSI project team, including the Director" id="link" class="link">Technical Director, Technical Manager, and Senior Project Manager, to ensure timely, high quality deliverables, including but not limited to evaluation reports, Design proposals, and presentations.
  • Participate in the formatting and editing of deliverables, ensuring USAID branding and high-quality visuals are incorporated.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in international development, economics, finance, or a related field. Master's preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Excellent budgeting and Financial Management skills required.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues, including managing above as well as below.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); advanced expertise preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with USAID regulations, including grants under contract.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, fluency in Dari or Pashto is preferable but not required.
MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email MSI.Dept.HRRecruiting@tetratechinc.onmicrosoft.com with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

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

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