Project Support Officer

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/21/2018 2:22 PM)
Regular Full-Time


Job Title: Project Support Officer

Department/Location:   Baghdad, Iraq

Reports To: Chief of Party

Type:    Regular Full-Time

Classification: Exempt level position



International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) was awarded the Performance Management and Support Program (PMSP) contract in April 2017. This Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides monitoring and evaluation services to the USAID Iraq mission and is implemented by discrete task orders. IBTCI is seeking an experienced Project Support Officer who has previous experience in a similar role. The Project Support Officer will be the lead staff person to liaise with the administrative and project teams to implement PMSP’s three main project support areas:  Support to Performance Management Planning, Field Monitoring Services, and Evaluation Services.  Must be an Iraqi National.



Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with the COP or designee to ensure that all project and administrative responsibilities are coordinated and timely implemented.
  • Track all project deliverables including submission dates, resubmission dates, and approval dates to and from USAID to ensure that all deliverables are timely submitted and followed up.
  • Provide direct support to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (SMES)/Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) as well as the Field Monitoring Coordinator and Evaluation Coordinator in compiling all required project reports including weekly project reports, weekly field monitoring summary reports, monthly reports, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Backstop finance and administrative managers to ensure accuracy that financial and administrative functions of the office are carried out within the framework of IBTCI and USAID policies and procedures.
  • Provide English to Arabic and Arabic to English translation support when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Progressively responsible experience in a project support role with a reputable NGO, development contractor or donor agency is desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology (private sector, governmental, and nonprofit) and an ability to understand accounting practices and procedures in order to analyze data, narrative reports, and workload flow charts, etc..
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with accounting and non-accounting individuals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and the ability to use various commercially available accounting software programs.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of relevant managerial and project support experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills and time management skills.
  • Must be an Iraqi National.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management or other related field required.


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Travel: Travel not required.


Work Authorization:  Candidate must be authorized to work in Iraq.

No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.



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