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Program Associate - Military Health & Research

Program Associate - Military Health & Research

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MD-Bethesda
Category 
Administrative/Clerical
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

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 International is seeking a skilled Program Associate to join a rapidly growing division of the company. The Program Associate will be responsible for assisting with the management of day-to-day aspects of the Military Health Research and Development portfolio. The ideal candidate will have experience in government contracting and be familiar with DOD business lines and priorities. The candidate also will be comfortable with assisting in developing new business strategies, writing contract proposals, communicating timelines, and project deliverables, and will be familiar with human resources regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and communicate project status to end clients, indicating milestones relating to progress, timeline and scope changes as well as any technical quality issues to all internal parties as well as to the end client.
  • Applies project management best practices/tools to define and execute:
    • Scope, schedule, cost management, resources, issue/risk management, communications, change management, quality, vendor management, and contract management.
  • Ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of projects through organizing, developing and routinely forecasting project plans and project budget.
  • Adheres to project management processes and actively prepares for/participates in all project reviews.
  • Engages with single or cross-functional project teams, which are accountable for execution of contracts, from candidate identification, hiring, conduct of the research and development plan, and implementation of company policies and newly identified solutions for any team issues.
  • Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (ad hoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (reviews at key phases of the project or related to performance evaluations).
  • Monitors and measures assignment results against project/task goals and accountabilities.
  • Serves as a customer driven champion. Develop and maintain effective rapport with current and potential customers and internal and external team members.
  • Evaluates managements of projects, emerging methods, industry best practices and lessons learned to develop most current and innovative Project Management practices and standards.
  • Provides consistent, concise, relevant, reliable and timely information to all appropriate internal and external audiences/stakeholders through a variety of media.
  • Ensures accuracy of information to enable effective business decisions.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in business, administration, program management, or related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Two years of project management experience, including experience with government contracting and management of DOD programs.
  • An active/current PMP Certification is preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of program management methodologies.
  • Ability and desire to maintain and expand client relationships through the delivery of high-quality work.