Sr. Associate, Program Management, GHD, HSC-BL

Washington, District of Columbia
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 15, 2023
Full Time
Position Overview:

The senior program associate provides advanced support with project administration and completes professional and administrative tasks related to supporting global project(s) implementation in a specific business unit (BU). Supports proposal and new business development efforts within a specific BU and company-wide. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

This role requires on-site work in our Washington, DC office location as part of our hybrid, flexible work structure.


Project Management
  • Responds to and answers questions from corporate and project offices regarding client policies and regulations
  • Liaises directly with relevant support departments, such as human resources and compliance, to ensure project compliance with rules, regulations, and corporate policy, in consultation with program manager or director as appropriate
  • Tracks, and when appropriate, reviews project and financial deliverables and reports for completeness and readiness for submission; may provide copy-editing support as needed
  • Drafts and tracks administrative and financial project requests and changes to clients and partners, including approvals for staffing, financial reporting and tracking, activity modifications, and budget adjustments; may liaise with corporate office and project staff and partners staff to obtain information and submit approvals
  • Leads recruitment efforts for expatriate and local staff under supervision of a manager / director, including sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, checking references, collecting employment verification documentation, and providing finalist feedback
  • Supports monthly reforecasting for project budget; drafts monthly budget and staffing memos; participates in corporate budgeting process as requested
  • Provides review of local expenses, supporting documentation, and draft invoices to manager for review and approval
  • Analyzes and submits subaward invoices and backup documentation; drafts subawards and modifications; liaises closely with subaward partners on contractual issues
  • Completes data entry of monthly project invoicing, subaward partner and consultant information, expense reports, and other types of data as requested
  • Provides travel support for employees and consultants by gathering relevant travel information, reserving tickets, and seeking necessary travel authorizations and approvals; liaises with traveler to collect expense reports and required backup documentation
  • Processes monthly wire transfer requests and provides initial reviews to ensure completeness and accuracy; submits final wire transfer request package for approval
  • Drafts and submits employment agreements and collects necessary backup documentation to complete administrative procedures for onboarding
  • Facilitates fielding and repatriation of employees and consultants by submitting separation paperwork, updating allowances, coordinating travel and household effects repatriation
  • Facilitates securing residency permits, tax documentation, and housing for expatriate staff; oversees the administration of expatriate staff allowances
  • Leads Project Management Unit (PMU) efforts for complete and comprehensive project documentation by saving relevant project documents and approvals to project SharePoint files and facilitating document reviews and file audits as appropriate
  • Schedules and leads meetings, prepares agenda, and capture notes as appropriate
  • Participates in internal and external training events to strengthen core competencies for project management in line with donor regulations and Chemonics corporate standards
  • May contribute dedicated time to other workstreams and functions to achieve BU goals, including new business, operations, and technical practice contributions

New Business and Technical Development
  • Participates on proposal teams in specific line roles of increasing complexity, including, but not limited to, past performance writer, corporate capabilities writer, expatriate and/or local recruiter, section writer, cost preparer, coordinator, and subcontractor/subaward partner liaison; provides mentorship
  • Travels when appropriate to conduct information-gathering regarding new business efforts, including meeting with potential subaward partners
  • Contributes to technical practice(s) as required by BU and corporate needs and performs other duties as required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant administrative or professional work experience, including 1 year of contractual, procurement, project management, or related experience
  • Experience with data entry, filing, cataloguing, retrieving, and preserving records preferred
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills
  • Demonstrated experience multitasking with attention to detail, organization, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience following standard practices and procedures, receiving general instruction and supervision, and contributing to projects and initiatives
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Works independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Language proficiency for assigned geographic area preferred
  • Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting volunteer work in developing countries a plus
  • Willingness to travel for up to 8 weeks per year
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in health preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

Apply by June 15, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is continuously monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff and potential candidates is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to offer virtual interviews for all on-going recruits. On-boarding for new staff is offered in hybrid format through our Washington, D.C. and London, UK offices to accommodate remote workers.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chemonics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated.

The Salary Range for this position is expected to be: $55,760 - $69,700.

An employee's pay position will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, performance, shift, travel requirements, and business or organizational needs.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, ESOP, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible to US based employees. Please visit to find out more about the benefits this position is eligible for.

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