Career Opportunities

Project Coordinator

Location: Chevy Chase, MD | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 05/16/2017
Job Description: 

The Project Coordinator’s overall responsibility is to provide overall technical, financial and administrative backstopping to CDC funded HIV Project in Swaziland. The coordinator will support other activities/projects as assigned. The Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) is one of three international program divisions at URC/CHS and manages field-based health and development programs through a range of U.S. government funding mechanisms, including USAID, CDC, and MCC. CIT currently supports projects in more than a dozen countries in Southern Africa, Asia, and the Middle East among which is the USAID TBCARE II Global Project.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide financial and administrative assistance to the project
  • Track and analyze project’s technical and finances: obligations, projections, budgets, expenditures and assist other project staff with the preparation of budgets
  • Work closely with the Corporate Monitor, COP, Country Directors and Administrative team at HQ including (Directors & Program Officers) as well as field staff to monitor program implementation and results
  • Serve as link and point of contact between URC headquarters, subcontractors/collaborators and the project field office
  • Carry out field-visits as assigned by the Corporate Monitor and work together with project staff
  • Track project expenses, review and process monthly field reports, prepare and/or analyze quarterly financial reports, and assist in preparing budgets
  • Alert corporate monitor, COP, team leaders of any potential problems with financial management
  • Provide technical input on project reports, deliverables, briefs, posters etc.
  • Assist in planning and development of project reporting deliverables including editing, proofreading, coordinating translation services, and oversee their production schedules as requested
  • Monitor and assure delivery schedules for technical products are met as requested and required
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring and briefing of consultants/STTA
  • Work with corporate staff on contracts and financial issues to facilitate project financial planning and control and maintain staffing
  • Assure staff and field office compliance with corporate and USAID policies and regulations
  • Attend periodic meetings at HQ to provide technical and management updates of the project
  • Participate in meetings to keep abreast of priority field and activity tasks
  • Plan HQ and U.S. visits of overseas staff as required
  • Support and/or lead proposal coordination (coordination with partners, communication with proposed personnel, provide inputs to technical narrative etc.)
  • Assist with development of cost proposals
  • Contribute to long term business development strategy for CIT project areas
Job Requirements: 
  • Bachelor Degree in the field related to Healthcare Administration, International Relations, or Public Health
  • At least two (2) years of work experience in office or project management of similar scope and complexities as well as experience in utilizing budgeting skills and Excel spreadsheets is required
  • Experience working with USAID or other U.S. government procedures and regulations is preferred
  • Prior experience working in international settings or peace corps preferred
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel is required; proficiency in MS Power Point is desired
  • Prior experience working on budgets in excel worksheet is preferred
  • Individual must be self-motivated and willing to self-direct, Must be able to multi-task and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail, flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, and ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and projects with speed and accuracy
  • Must have excellent communication skills, good professional judgment and capacity to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.