CAMRIS International

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Program Manager I

Program Manager I

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US-TX-San Antonio
Regular Full-Time

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CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.


CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research. 


CAMRIS seeks a Program Manager I (C3PO) for an upcoming contract with the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU – SA). NAMRU – SA is a major research and development center conducting medical, dental, and directed energy biomedical research, which focuses on ways to enhance the health, safety, performance, and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical problems in routine and combat operations.



The purpose of this contract is to provide support to NAMRU-SA and its collaborating institutions in the conduct of the following research areas: expeditionary and trauma medicine, cellular and immune based adjuncts for casualty care, directed energy and bioeffects, systems engineering and evaluation, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental surveillance and biomaterials, and maxillofacial injury and disease in consonance with the mission of the Combat Casualty Care and Operational Medicine and Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine directorates at the NAMRU-SA.


Note: The position is contingent on contract award.


  • Facilitates information flow between program members, scientific directors, and department heads.
  • Coordinates the decision-making process between all program participants.
  • Assists with the development and formulation of Fiscal Year budget requests.
  • Provides advice on manpower utilization, work flow, and operational procedures to increase efficiency, productivity, and make overall improvements for the program.
  • Assists with the preparation of requests for contract actions and proposals.
  • Assists Directors in carryout of administrative and financial tasks, as assigned.
  • Reviews project status of funds for inaccuracies.
  • Maintains and organizes study budget documents.
  • Provides oversight on spending plans and budgets to ensure fiscal compliance, managing study budgets especially with regards personnel costs and projected staffing needs.
  • Tracks study expenditures and reports financial status to collaborators, sponsors, and stakeholders.
  • Provides oversight for yearly department budget (in excess of $5M).
  • Assists PIs and command scientists develop study budgets and phasing plans.
  • Ensures incoming funds are assigned to the correct lines of accounting (e.g., salary, travel, supplies, etc.)
  • Ensures personnel contract has adequate funds to pay staff and submit requests for funds to be added when additional funds are needed.
  • Maintains dynamic Excel sheets to track project expenditures and personnel costs.
  • Coordinates and tracks scientific review process for all lab products.
  • Track the progress of projects to ensure milestones and benchmarks are met.
  • Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for a variety of sponsors and projects.
  • Maintains Outlooks calendars to organize and coordinate single and recurring events, meetings, and submission due dates.
  • Recommends changes to administrative and financial Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Trains incoming Research Coordinators.


  • A bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree.
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as a team.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Previous experience with the U.S. military is highly preferred.