The Senior Associate, Project Delivery, Economic Growth will support U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded projects in developing countries, including (but not solely) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The role will support Palladium projects across the globe principally financed by USAID that have economic growth and/or private sector development goals and objectives.
For assigned projects, the Senior Associate will typically serve as part of the Project Management Unit (PMU), which also includes a Project Director, Project Manager, and the Chief of Party. The PMU is responsible for the management and delivery of projects. On occasion, and on smaller projects, the Senior Associate may serve on a PMU in a combined role (i.e., without a Project Manager).
The specific purpose of the position is to support and facilitate the management and implementation of effective and efficient financial and compliance activities to deliver projects in accordance with contractual obligations, company policies and client rules and regulations. The Senior Associate, Project Delivery uses their experience in completing substantive and administrative tasks to enhance management of Palladium’s projects. Knowledgeable in the basics of project management, this role works closely with the Manager, Project Delivery, to take on increasingly complex duties and challenges in project delivery. They may begin to practice their management skills by overseeing one or two small projects with close coaching from their supervisor. Staff in this role work closely with their PMUs to regularly demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of project management, in preparation to take on manager-level positions in project delivery or functional areas.
If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in project management, we are interested in hearing from you.
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The Senior Associate will report to the Manager, Project Delivery in the Economic Growth portfolio. (Portfolios within Economic Growth are Market Systems & Inclusive Growth, Finance & Investment, Economic Policy & Public Finance, and Private Sector Development.)