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Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Washington, DC

Summary: Reporting to Souktel’s Director of Programs, the Senior Project Manager helps manage a broad portfolio of projects with a diversity of clients. The Senior Project Manager also manages a team of Project Managers and nurtures their professional development. This position is full-time, based in Washington, DC, with regular travel to Souktel project sites and occasional travel to its Middle East regional office. Compensation is competitive and includes stock options.


  • Serve as primary interface with clients in project implementation
  • Manage overall contract including contract negotiations, modifications, budgets, etc.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of Project Manager (PM) and validate outputs
  • Manage high-level relationship with subcontractors and consultants
  • Develop task order business, including gathering intelligence and information for new pursuits
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of key contract components, including ICT strategy development, digital solution design, software launch, and other services.
  • Oversee Souktel’s contributions to workplans, performance monitoring plans, or other foundational strategy documents
  • Manage relationships with clients, partners, and funders, as well as with Souktel’s internal teams
  • Ensure programmatic and administrative compliance, including submission of all reports
  • Support new business development
  • Responsible for overall project financial monitoring, including review of monthly budget projections vs. actuals, ensuring accuracy of tracker, and reporting out on performance to Director of Programs
  • Review and report on project financials to client, in partnership with Finance team
  • Support invoicing processes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international development, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in successful project management for USAID and other major donors
  • Demonstrated understanding of or strong interest in “Mobiles for Development” or “ICT for Development”
  • Detailed knowledge of USG contracting rules and regulations; strong knowledge of donor budgeting processes
  • Prior experience managing project budgets, contracts, and communications preferably in the Middle East or Africa regions.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work without direct daily supervision, under tight deadlines, on multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to travel frequently, on short notice, to field project sites
  • Native proficiency in English; authorized to work in the US

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters or advanced degree in a development-related field
  • Experience supporting organizational development and change management, including developing process flows, systems, and templates
  • Proficient spoken/written Arabic and/or French

To Apply: Please e-mail your CV to jobs@souktel.org. In the subject line, please include “Application for Senior Project Manager” with your last name. Application period ends at 5 pm, Washington, DC local time, on Friday, April 27, 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted.