Regional International Projects Officer – Cross International

Position Title: Regional International Projects Officer – sub-Saharan Africa

Department: Missions

Report to: International Projects Director

Educational or Certification Requirements: B.A. in International Studies, Busines Administration, Health, Education or related discipline.

Experience Requirements: Two or more years experience living and working in relief/development project oversight or related field in sub-Saharan Africa.

Knowledge and Skills Required or Preferred:

  • Strong project management, conceptualization and strategic planning skills
  • Excellent, presentation, organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Foreign cultural awareness/sensitivity
  • Budgeting experience
  • Marketing/communications skills and experience
  • Highly detailed oriented with the ability to manage large volumes of data
  • Ability to manage projects of a variety of sizes and complexities
  • Experience with databases and strong working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word
  • Experience working as part of a team

Position Summary:

  • Based in Pompano Beach, FL, but up to 40% travel (internationally)
  • Monitor ongoing overseas projects in sub-Saharan Africa to ascertain compliance with funding and other requirements.
  • Provide technical/management recommendations. Provide verbal and written reports on current project activity to International Projects Director, Vice President for Missions and President.
  • Collaborate with Gifts-in-Kind (GIK)/Shipping staff to ensure expeditious transport of needed GIK to partners in Africa.
  • Provide program performance feedback to Vice President and other executive management.
  • Ensure that scope, schedule, or cost changes are identified and communicated accurately and on a timely basis to Int’l Projects Director.
  • Track and verify accuracy of project financial related documentation.
  • Make travel and other logistical arrangements with grantees and mission/marketing trip participants for group field visits.
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of the organization in order to accomplish goals and report to senior Management regarding project status updates.

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