Dexis Consulting Group

Program Manager, ILD

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/16/2021 9:27 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-DC-District of Columbia
Job Area
Implementation and Management Solutions
Clearance Level
Not applicable

About Us

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

Dexis embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to build and maintain a safe environment where we celebrate diverse backgrounds, treat everyone with respect, and value the unique lived experiences each person brings based on their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, military or veteran status, national origin, age, marital status or family status and related conditions.

At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

The Program Manager provides full-scale project management support for 1-2 projects within the division in the stabilization technical portfolio. As a holder of SWIFT 5, this position is likely to support programs implemented for the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). The position involves direct client and partner relationships; high quality project management, including financial management and contract compliance; provision of technical assistance to select projects; and market analysis for new business opportunities. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with partners, colleagues and client teams, consultants, field staff, and support units throughout Dexis.




  • Conducts duties and responsibilities with full understanding of clients’ requirements and the relevant policies and regulations.
  • Recommends and oversees appropriate division of labor on project management teams according to complexity of projects and competencies of assigned staff.
  • Plans and manages project startups, including team members’ employment processing, orientation on contract provisions, allowances, and benefits, installation of administrative, logistical, and accounting systems in the field, hiring and training of local staff, mobilizing local subcontracts, and managing office and housing arrangements.
  • Ensures that the project(s) and its personnel maintain the proper direction in fulfillment of the contract scope of work. Reviews and provides comments on progress reports, work plans and other documents to ensure compliance with company standards and contract requirements. Works collaboratively with project team and clients, conducting periodic visits to assess the status of project activities and to contribute to administrative, technical or evaluation work in the field.
  • Supervise recruitment and hiring; oversee staff training and development to ensure professionalism and skill enhancement, oversee contract performance monitoring and documentation.
  • Take any necessary actions to correct performance problems to assure quality control and serve as primary liaison to the USAID COR responsible for USAID management of the contract.
  • Assures project commodity procurement, participant training planning and implementation, and that quality short-term advisors are provided in a timely manner.
  • Elevates contractual or client concerns to Practice Director or Division VP


  • Consistently helps set new technical standards in work products, reviews and provides comment on project technical work. Provide sound technical input to reports, proposals, and other documents.
  • Routinely apply knowledge of primary discipline and development assistance to problem solving, new business development, strategy, and programming decisions.
  • Facilitate the expansion of the company's knowledge management system.
  • Experience and familiarity with stabilization, P/CVE, transitional environments, and conflict programming



  • Actively participate in external events, networking with clients and counterparts.
  • Perform roles such as section writing, bid management, or cost proposals for new business opportunities.
  • As requested, play a role in new business initiatives, including conducting independent marketing and preparatory trips, conceptualizing and drafting technical approach sections, and mentoring others in proposal writing techniques and best practices.
  • Broaden professional network of development practitioners, recruitment sources, partners, competitors, counterparts, and client representatives.



  • Attract, recruit, and recommend hiring of new staff members. Train and mentor associate-level staff on the company's management tools and systems.
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate assigned staff. Ensure staff receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas.


  • Demonstrate responsive customer service and maintain close working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders or customers.
  • International travel may be required (up to 25%)
  • Undertake any other duties which may from time to time be required.





Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in USAID and other USG program management, OR Bachelor’s degree plus seven years of experience.
  • Previous experience managing USAID contracts required
  • High proficiency with MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint required. Ability and desire to learn corporate financial management software
  • Experience with project management, administration, reporting, monitoring, procurement and financial operations on USAID contracts


Preferred Requirements:

  • OTI experience strongly preferred



Dexis is on a mission to help solve today’s most pressing global political, social, and economic challenges and create a world where all people are safe and prosperous. As a Dexis employee, you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored. Our motto is “find a way or make a way” — that’s how Dexis goes “all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, apply now!

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, age, genetic information, military service, veteran status, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, childbirth and related medical conditions, including lactation, or any other protected class under applicable law.


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