Project Manager - Central America
Job Details
Experienced
In Office - Coconut Creek, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 50%
Description
  • Conduct in-country feasibility studies on projects to determine if they are legitimate, feasible, and in line with organizational policies and beliefs
  • Visit project sites and meet with beneficiaries to discuss project needs and funding requirements
  • Meet with country office director or director of partner organizations to discuss projects, and resolve any problems or challenges in collaboration with in-country personnel
  • Review prospective projects, create proposals, review digital photos and submit to Projects Department administrative staff for proper file processing
  • Monitor funded projects on an ongoing basis to assure timely completion within budget
  • Maintain assignment database lists to reflect actual and current status of specific projects
  • Furnish additional information as required by fundraising departments and/or respond to requests concerning country/projects
  • Research special requests
  • Travel to Central American countries on a monthly basis to monitor and maintain relationships with partner priests, pastors, missionaries and nongovernmental organizations
  • Organize specialized pilgrimages/trips for groups to visit specific projects or areas
  • Furnish monthly status reports on current projects to country offices and quarterly updates to fundraising departments, including current photos
  • Create status reports on funded projects
  • Produce expense reports upon return from trips and monitor amounts spent per budget
  • Prepare comprehensive trip reports upon return
Qualifications & Skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in both English and Spanish along with interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and write Spanish effectively
  • Ability to translate and speak Spanish fluently
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 50 percent of the time
  • Computer literacy, including typing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Basic photography skills are a plus

Undergraduate degree in business or similar field is preferred. Project coordination/management is preferred.

At least five years of work experience is required, preferably in a related field. The position involves interacting with different levels of management and donors. It requires an assertive, flexible individual with strong interpersonal skills. Travel experience is preferred.