Director (Water for Development)

RTI International

Durham, NC, US

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  • Bachelor’s Degree and 18 years of experience, Master’s degree and 14 years of experience, PhD and 10 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience leading high quality proposals, managing multiple USAID projects, technical assistance and support to international development programs in the water space preferably with a mix of field-based technical implementation experience and program management.
  • Experience working on or supporting USAID projects and an understanding USAID technical approaches and priorities in the relavent sector is required; experience with other donor programs is a plus.
  • Proven experience supporting international development programs in the WASH and water sector donor programs, preferably with a mix of field-based technical implementation experience and program management.
  • Experience supporting the development of technical proposals, such as participating on capture teams, identifying and securing strong partners, supporting solution development, and writing technical sections for proposals.
  • Experience in technical work planning, program management, technical assistance, and technical report writing for water activities.
  • Experienced in research, methodologies, innovations, emerging trends and technologies in technical area.
  • Field experience working in developing countries is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong relationship management skills across teams, with clients and counterparts.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines under pressure, and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and within matrix project and program teams.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to travel internationally for extended periods as needed.
  • Culturally sensitive and respectful. Proven ability to work effectively in cross-cultural teams and a wide variety of operating environments.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language, such as French, Spanish and/or Arabic, preferred.