Back Assistant, Facilities Projects

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 27 January 2020

Chemonics seeks a Facilities Project Assistant to join its Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) in the Operations, Finance, and Compliance (OFC) Division located in Arlington, VA. The assistant supports the overall delivery of various projects from the planning stages, to release and implementation stages. The assistant supports project team members and stakeholders to ensure success of each project. While the assistant may support a variety of projects, the main focus will be the ChemYards project. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the project manager in keeping project milestones, tasks, and schedule on track

  • Support project teams and initiative leaders to develop/implement actionable project plans

  • Track activities and tasks against defined timeframes and constraints in coordination with project team members, and communicates status to project team members

  • Coordinate 7-8 project workstreams (comprised of 6-12 members each), ensuring respective activities are on track and facilitating communications

  • Assist with note-taking, metrics, and reports

  • Schedule project meetings, develops agendas, and coordinates resulting notes and action items

  • Support knowledge management efforts as assigned, by developing presentation content, one-pagers, website content, and other innovations for internal audiences

  • Create, maintain, and update project documentation and keeps online and hardcopy project files up-to-date

  • Support change management efforts as needed

  • Champion and adhere to project management industry standards and Chemonics’ best practices

  • Undertake assignments on projects or special initiatives as appropriate, and assumes leadership opportunities to run project meetings and discussions

  • Proactively communicates and liaises with other departments, units, and individuals on joint planning and activities

  • Participate in activities to build a strong knowledge culture by sharing best practices and important innovations through practice networks and knowledge management systems

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience required

  • Minimum one year of relevant work experience

  • Solid project management skills preferred

  • Experience in Microsoft Project preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

This vacancy is archived.

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