International Environmental Project Manager

ICF International

Washington, DC, US

ICF is seeking an International Environmental Project Manager  to support the effective implementation of 22 CFR 216: Environmental Compliance Procedures by USAID Operating Units through adherence to international best practice environmental protection principles.  The Project Manager will assess the potential environmental, human health and social impacts during USAID activity development and implementation, and identify practical environmental protection and mitigation strategies, as required by USAID environmental compliance procedures.

This preferred location for this position is the Washington, DC metro area with approximately 6 weeks of international travel required per year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct reviews of draft Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs), Scoping Statements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMPs), and other formal 22 CFR 216 procedural reviews.
  • Assess existing monitoring findings, evaluate efficacy of mitigation measures, and propose adaptive strategies to increase effectiveness of mitigation measures.
  • Evaluate water usage, quality, and availability to support program, project, and activity planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate with USAID operating units, resource agencies, and environmental and technical staff to prepare environmental documents and supporting technical studies for USAID projects.
  • Ensure quality control and responsiveness of technical assistance.
  • Serve as a primary author for complex sections and analyses.
  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Perform senior review of all documents, reports, presentation, technical memoranda, and other work products with a focus on regulatory compliance and technical adequacy.
  • Write proficiently and effectively communicate with both internal staff and external clients.
  • Manage multiple project schedules with competing deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Strictly adhere to professional standards, including but not limited to: demonstrated consistency and reliability, timeliness in meeting project deadlines, clear and concise communications, and working responsibly – on a team or independently.
  • Manage multiple meetings with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Always represent ICF to USAID stakeholders in a professional manner.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (e.g., natural resources management, environmental studies, environmental planning, environmental engineering, environmental management, international development). Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least seven years’ relevant technical experience working in developing countries.
  • Management experience should include multi-country project management and successful oversight of project teams with complex delivery objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance Procedures  and other environmental regulations (e.g., NEPA).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team and to interact with USAID operating units in DC and aboard.
  • Ability to travel internationally and nationally approximately 6 weeks per year (post-pandemic).

Professional Skills:

  • A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and presentation ability.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent organization, schedule, and budget management skills.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude and commitment to producing quality work.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French and Spanish a plus.

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