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Project Coordinator

Food Enterprise Solutions LLC Washington, DC

  • Salary $35,000 to $45,000 Annually
  • Benefits Offered 401k
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Project Coordinator, USAID Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Food Safety Project (IE4FS)

Overview

International Development Strategies, DBA Food Enterprise Solutions, seeks a highly-motivated individual to join our team in implementing a five-year USAID project promoting food safety practices in emerging economies.

The successful candidate will assist in technical and administrative aspects of this multi-country initiative to help develop, implement, and compare best practices in accelerating the adoption of food safety technologies and practices among post-harvest micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in several USAID Feed the Future countries. If you are passionate about reducing global hunger and malnutrition through the power of business, then this is a great opportunity for you. We are a small-but-growing team, so the ability to multi-task is key.

IDS (www.int-dev-strat.com) is a US-based consulting services company that focuses on market-driven solutions in the global effort to promote economically viable and environmentally sustainable food systems. IDS and its non-profit affiliate, Grow to Market (www.growtomarket.org), work together to conceptualize and implement partnerships and co-investment strategies that leverage resources from international development donors, corporations, and individuals that share a commitment of promoting food systems that deliver safe, nutritious, and affordable choices to consumers in currently food-deficit regions of the world.

Description of Duties

· Develop, maintain, and monitor a schedule of all project deliverables

· Contribute technically to program research, activities design, report content, and knowledge management

· Coordinate flow of administrative and contractual communications with sub-contractors, sub-awardees, and consultants

· Support preparation of all reports including workplans, quarterly financial reports, annual reports, and other project-related documents or publications as needed

· Manage logistics for all project meetings, public events, activities, or other events as needed

· Support travel authorizations and other logistic requirements for staff and consultants

· Receive and log in all documents, receipts, reports, etc. relating to project expenditures

· Prepare internal monthly expenditure and activities report

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s or master’s degree in international development, business management, communications, agriculture, nutrition, food technology, or a related field

· Project backstopping or management experience a plus

· Ability to communicate professionally and positively with team-members, clients, and partners, both orally and in writing

· Ability to work positively, pro-actively, and collaboratively in teams of peers, supervisors, as well as subordinates

· Experience working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

· Ability to prepare workplans, develop flow-charts, and use other project management tools

· Experience working under deadlines and meeting scheduled deliverables

· Ability to work independently while meeting all job requirements

· Two years of experience working in a developing country context a plus

The IDS Work Environment

IDS is a life-and-family-friendly workplace that aims to maximize performance of all staff, while maintaining an environment where each individual can grow and learn. We seek professionals who share our vision of a world where no one suffers from hunger and who want to contribute to that goal. We operate primarily from a virtual platform—giving staff the opportunity to minimize the need for commuting to a traditional office environment—while also having access to facilities needed for in-person collaboration.

The location for this position is Washington, DC.

Salary & Benefits

Negotiable salary range US $35 – 45,000 based on salary history and experience level. We also welcome candidates seeking part-time employment to help in performing the work described above.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, recent salary or consulting fees history, and three references to: Russ.Webster@foodsolutions.global.

Applications will be received through August 15, 2019.

IDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Food Enterprise Solutions LLC

Address

1440 G St, NW, Washington DC
Washington, DC
USA
Posted: 7 days ago