Local recruitment: Program Associate, Environment & Infrastructure

DT Global

Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

Program Associate, Environment & Infrastructure

Work Location/s: United States of America

Job Code: 1841

# of positions: 1

Job Brief

Washington, D.C. – Home Office

DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global – launched in 2019 – is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

Overview:  DT Global is seeking a Program Associate to serve as part of our Program Management Unit (PMU) within the Environment and Infrastructure (E&I) Practice. The Program Associate will specifically support projects focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and biodiversity conservation. The Program Associate will help manage client contracts, support project field operations, and coordinate home-office project backstopping. This position will report to the Program Manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Project Delivery and Technical Excellence 

  • Provide day to day home office program management support and ensure effective and efficient coordination between the home and field offices.  
  • Provide administrative support to program implementation with minimal mistakes and moderate supervision. 
  • Be familiar with relevant policies and procedures, including US and project host country laws and regulations; DT Global policies and procedures; USAID, regulations; and be accountable for project compliance with these laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Interpret and advise on company policy and regulations to field teams, partners, clients, and beneficiaries.  
  • Recruit, mobilize, and demobilize short-term consultants and long-term project staff.  
  • Work to orient consultants and staff to DT Global and project objectives, procedures, resources, and relationships; monitor processes to ensure that proper procedures and rules are followed.  
  • Ensure that all project technical deliverables are formatted with proper branding requirements established by the contract, sent to the Development Experience Clearinghouse or the Prime Contractor, and properly archived in the home office filing system.  
  • Copyedit project deliverables and ensure corporate/client branding requirements are met. 
  • Process expense reports, make travel arrangements, and process consultant invoices and payment requests. 
  • Review monthly field office expenditures. 
  • Maintain project files and audit as needed. 
  • Work with Program Manager to assure consistency and accuracy with USAID approval requests and all project-related procurement.  
  • Draft and assist with the management of subcontracts, with oversight by Program Manager. 
  • Prepare, support, and monitor invoices, expenditures, and budgets of subcontractors and beneficiaries for grants and contracts including inputting monthly invoices into budget tracker, assist with the preparation of budget modifications, and assist with budget projections as needed. 
  • Process contract submission documents including personnel approvals, subcontract modifications, and procurement actions. 
  • Assist with project start-ups and closeouts including travel to the field as required, sometimes on short notice. 
  • Analyze regional and country context relevant to assigned program(s). 

Business Development 

  • Participate in business development efforts including formatting CVs, preparing past performance references, charts, program summaries, and other proposal related tasks. 
  • Prepare information needed for business development and DT Global communications materials such as charts, program summaries/brochures, and concept papers for current and future programs. 
  • Attend relevant in-person and virtual events and generate summaries for PMUs. 
  • Other duties as assigned or requested. 

Learning and Innovation 

  • Engage in self-driven professional development and growth activities. 
  • Contribute to DT Global’s learning agenda. 
  • Incorporate learning best practices into all aspects of work.  

Education & Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, political science, government, economics, business, or a related field; or a relevant combination of education and work experience required  
  • 1-2 years of professional work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail along with good organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including delivering formal and informal presentations and drafting and editing deliverables
  • Ability to travel and work overseas on short term technical assignments up to 10%, sometimes on short notice 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience backstopping USAID projects, strongly preferred
  • International travel experience, either personal or professional.
  • Field work experience, preferably in a developing country
  • Interest in water sanitation and/or environmental issues
  • Interest in or knowledge of Africa and Pacific regions
  • Fluency in another language, such as Spanish, French, or Arabic, is a plus

Core Competencies:

TEAMWORK: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.   

COMMUNICATION: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts. 

ADAPTABILITY: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. 

CUSTOMER/CLIENT FOCUSED: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner. 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly. 

PROFESSIONALISM: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DT Global, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global, LLC prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development