Job ID: 173889

Project Manager - Feinstein International Center

Tufts University

  • Dec. 3, 2021
  • Project Manager - Feinstein International Center
  • Tufts University
    Boston, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Administrative Support/Services

Project Manager – Feinstein International Center – (21002063)


This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Feinstein International Center (FIC) at Tufts University receives grants and contracts from a range of donors for international projects and programs. The Center will implement a new project from USAID focused on how the humanitarian sector can use weather and climate forecasts to anticipate disasters and act early, before impacts happen. This two-year project is a collaboration between Tufts University, 4 African universities, and 2 Asian universities to carry out real-time evaluations around the world of humanitarian anticipatory action systems. The project is managed by the Center’s headquarters in Boston, MA.

Essential Duties:

Develops goals and strategies for program/project in collaboration with Director or Principal Investigator.
Implements plans and evaluates progress; refines plans or changes policies and procedures as necessary, using Agile Management techniques.
Manages relationships with 6 university partners and 4 humanitarian agencies.
Designs and executes creative and interactive bi-annual program retreats.
Design and facilitate "learning and utilization clinics" with university researchers and humanitarian partners, such as the World Food Programme.
Manages and analyzes budgets and prepares reports and projections.
Assists Director or Principal Investigator in writing grants and proposals for new funding opportunities or continued support.
Work closely with the Office of Research Administration and the programme administrator at the Feinstein Center to follow donor regulations and prepare reports.
Writes and designs program/project literature and external communications.
Develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations.
Oversees content and maintenance of website and designs and evaluates social media strategy.
Designs, and may deliver, seminars, lectures and other special events.
Conducts research and drafts reports and results Presents information and results to management, constituents and sponsors
Develops and oversees data management and filing systems and oversees entry and maintenance of data and data collection forms. Manage the Monitoring and Evaluation of grant progress and deliverables.
Manages hiring and training of staff, supporting the on-boarding of new staff who join the consortium from partner universities.


Basic Requirements:

Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience
Excellent communication skills.
Experience with facilitation of group meetings.
Excellent skills with online collaboration environments, including zoom.
Demonstrated organization skills and ability to handle multiple projects and concurrent deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Experience with grant accounting, working with grant budgets and financial management software.
High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to relate effectively to people across national and cultural boundaries.
Working knowledge of federal regulations related to the conduct of research and of contract management in an institution of higher education.
Preferred Qualifications:

3 years of related experience in higher education environment.
Experience working on research/development projects, especially Monitoring and Evaluation.
Familiarity with Agile project management methodologies (SCRUM).
Experience with creative and interactive facilitation methods to encourage collaboration between people of different disciplines and backgrounds, especially in an online environment.
A desire to work as a member of a team of academics and practitioners which embraces multidisciplinary approaches and methods.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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