ATLAS Program Manager


Washington, DC, US


The ATLAS project is conducting an internal and external recruit for a Program Manager to join the DC-based ATLAS project team. ATLAS is an $18 million, three- to five-year Washington DC-based REPLACE task order. The project focuses on increasing the ability of USAID and country partners to strategically program to reduce the vulnerability of people, places, and livelihoods to climate variability and change and improve the quality and effectiveness of USAID’s and countries’ development programs to reduce climate risks. This is a full time, long-term, home office based, billable position. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as a manager of selected ATLAS activities
  • Provide day-to-day management of subcontractors and technical specialists
  • Oversee preparation and submission of deliverables
  • Liaise with USAID counterparts
  • Manage activity budgets
  • Provide research, writing, and editing support to project activities
  • Review available literature on the impacts of climate change in target sectors
  • Draft activity concept notes, terms of reference and scopes of work
  • Review and edit technical reports
  • Provide content for project communications and learning products
  • Minimum five years of relevant project management and program coordination experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • Background in climate change adaptation and in one or more technical sectors (e.g., food security, water security) required
  • Experience managing technical activities
  • Strong technical writing, editing, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals/groups to serve as a major point of contact across multiple remote teams
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused manner
  • Good understanding of USAID policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to support project management, and client and counterpart relations
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Application Instructions: 
Apply through our Career Center at by January 19, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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.