FHI360 Project Manager I - WAMERO in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Summary:

Provide leadership for projects and support the Nigeria Country Office managed by the West Africa and Middle East Regional Office (WAMERO). Plans, executes, and finalizes projects in the Nigeria portfolio according to strict deadlines and within budget. Acquires resources and coordinates the efforts of team members and external clients in order to deliver projects according to plan. Manages and defines the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the completion of the project(s) life cycle. Collaborates with other sectors in order to integrate work plans, budgets and multi-sector interventions, which are essential for the success and sustainability of the project.


  • Manages and oversees the development of projects from initiation to completion.

  • Manages project staff in coordinating and managing the implementation of project activities, delivering quality and accountability.

  • Provide guidance and monitoring for project staff, ensuring clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work.

  • Develops best practices and tools for project execution and management.

  • Defines project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals and strategic vision of management.

  • Develops and delivers project plans, documentation, training, presentations and budget proposals to management and staff.

  • Identifies and resolves project issues and implements improvement plans to ensure project stays on schedule and within budget.

  • Coaches, mentors, and manages project team to ensure quality, efficiency and compliance with project and company standards/policies.

  • Builds, develops, and grows partnerships vital to the success of the project.

  • Support business development efforts in-country and across the company; writing management and staffing plans, building budges, supporting proposals through the business development life cycle.

  • Coordinate between in-country HR and DC-based HR Partner on staffing needs and concerns.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project management, process development and execution.

  • Strong knowledge of project management software and other technologies.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated project and personnel management skills.

  • Ability to influence, motivates, and collaborates with others.

  • Ability to adapt and resolve problems/issues to bring project to completion.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Decisions and actions have serious implications with delays in project schedules, operations and may affect overall business activities.

  • Problems are complex and require analysis of situations and data with evaluation of various factors.

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques to obtain results.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Supervise three internal staff and support in-country project members to achieve goals and vision from initiation to completion.

  • Coordinates project plans, budgets, training and resources with management to achieve strategic goals.

  • Reports to RO Director.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent

  • Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

  • Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


  • Typically requires 5-8 years of project management experience.

  • Successful candidates in this role typically have 5+ years of work experience with program management, international development programs and US Government rules and regulations

  • Experience working on large portfolios with various donors and projects is a plus

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

  • Ability to influence, motivate, and collaborate with others.

  • Ability to adapt and resolve problems/issues to bring project to completion.

  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow; may structure work of staff members.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English;

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

  • Travel Requirements: 20-25%

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