Project Management Associate - Chemonics, Afghanistan



Organization Information

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For nearly 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.


Location -1717 H Street Northwest #1, Washington, DC 20006


Job Description - Chemonics seeks a project management associate for our Afghanistan Regional Business Unit. The Afghanistan region’s portfolio includes four projects spanning a wide range of technical sectors. The specific role will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications and the region's staffing needs. This is an exciting opportunity to join an exciting region and contribute to a dynamic forward new business market. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work. The project management associate will be expected to assist their manager with tasks related to project management. The successful candidates will assist in monitoring project finances and budgeting, recruit local staff, backstop the project field office, organize project files, and participate in new business roles.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day support to project teams, including communicating and assisting with field office requests

  • Recruit and field consultants

  • Liaise with home-office support divisions on contract-related procurements, accounting, personnel issues, and travel

  • Maintain project files

  • Participate on proposal teams and new business initiatives

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in international development or relevant technical field required

  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills

  • Proven problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail

  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-moving team

  • Previous experience in conflict or post-conflict areas, especially Afghanistan, is highly preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Willingness to travel to Afghanistan under Chemonics’ security platform is required

How to ApplyApply through our Career Center athttps://www1.apply2jobs.com/Chemonics/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.SearchJobs.  No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Deadline - May 15, 2015

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.