International Development Project Specialist, Economic Growth

Cardno International Development

About the organization

Cardno International Development provides practical, innovative, and sustainable results in international development with over 50 years of history in 150 countries. As facilitators of locally led drivers of growth Cardno ID focuses on capacity building and empowerment, enabling long-term solutions and inclusive development.


Serve as project manager for designated projects including deliverables coordination, technical direction, staffing, contractual/subcontract oversight, budgeting, monitoring of progress, review of final products.
Liaise between field and headquarters office teams on operational, contractual, human resource, and administrative matters. Maintain and manage a positive working relationship with consultants and clients.
Draft terms of reference for technical assistance activities for designated projects; and recruit subcontractors and consultants to carry out required tasks.
Monitor project budgets, project invoices and monthly projections.
Oversee project subcontractors to maintain proper budget utilization and invoicing procedures.
Train and mentor junior staff.
Conduct desktop and other research as needed; Conduct in-country project management trips to meet with the client and support implementation of activities.
Draft case studies and other project promotional materials as needed to highlight the project’s success

Contribute to technical products in the areas of international trade, SME development, market systems, policy analysis, private sector engagement, youth economic empowerment, value chain development, workforce development--with particular focus on market systems--, innovative approaches to access to finance, and utilizing Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approaches as a management tool.
Make presentations to clients and co


Undergraduate degree in Economics, International Relations, Business or other relevant field (Master’s degree preferred)
Overseas work experience in relevant field such as Finance, Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation and Business.
At least three years of progressively responsible technical experience in international development, finance, or investments. Technical experience preferred in agricultural market systems, gender and social inclusion, private sector engagement, technology in international development, or political economy analysis.
Excellent communication skills including advanced writing skills.
Two or more years of experience in project management for various clients. Experience with USAID projects is preferred.
Experience leading and writing sections of proposals for United States Government development institutions, and other international development organizations.
Strong analytical capabilities and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work independently and in teams; self-motivated with attention to detail and passion for development.
Willingness to travel overseas to developing countries up to 20% of the time.
Foreign language skills, French preferred.
US work authorization required.

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