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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Arlington, VA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


**Please note: U.S. work authorization is required for this position**


Position Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will oversee financial, administrative, and compliance aspects of at least two projects of considerable cost and/or technical complexity. This position may also include management oversight of other Africa and Europe and Eurasia (EE) portfolio projects, where MSI is a subcontractor or a prime contractor. The candidate will possess specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to use judgment in the performance of their duties and be capable of carrying out work with little guidance or supervision. This position reports to the Director of Operations and will also supervise Project Managers. The preferred location for this role is in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.



  • Responsible for contractual and/or financial management of large international projects.
  • Assist in work planning process and development of activity budgets.
  • Assist in development of procedures, policies, recordkeeping, and duties as required related to overall administration of projects, including procurement, and preparation of consultant agreements.
  • Work with other departments, public agencies, subcontractors, and independent consultants on the implementation of complex project tasks, programming, and other activities for assigned projects.
  • Participate in or manage the selection, hiring, and development of project staff and consultants.
  • Plan, prepare, and communicate schedules and progress records of projects' activities and expenditures, and assist others in establishing project schedules and milestones.
  • Develop critical path or project flow diagrams to plan, set, and evaluate progress on project tasks.
  • Establish systems for efficient management of subcontractor activities.
  • Review, examine, and prepare reports and other correspondence on all activities and transactions related to assigned tasks.
  • Provide timely information and status updates on assigned tasks.
  • Supervise the project management team.
  • Act as start-up team leader on new field projects when required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor's degree in international development or a related field required. Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in international development required, including extensive administrative experience with project management functions.
  • Experience in USAID contracting and grants and other USG international regulations.
  • Experience leading cost estimating and tracking and scheduling for international development projects.
  • Experience and knowledge of FAR, USAID ADS, AIDAR and business practices.
  • Experience living or working in a developing country in Africa preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects, and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring, and management of the development projects.
  • Experience in and knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel supervision and management.
  • Ability to solve technical, managerial, or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge.
  • Ability to travel internationally to developing countries required.
  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills in English required. Fluency in French or any other language is highly desirable.


At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant and equitable approach to employment compensation. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is $85,000 to $108,000 USD.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech's Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Additional Information
  • Organization: 216 MSI

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