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Director of Project Management Office (PMO) Govt Contracting or NGO experience only

Weconnect International
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20005

Job Title:      Director of Project Management Office (PMO)

Level:           Mid-Senior Level

Location:     Washington, DC

Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer



WEConnect International, a corporate-led global non-profit, helps women-owned businesses access and succeed in global value chains. Since 2009, WEConnect International has provided business education, certification, and business connections to companies based outside the United States that are at least 51 percent owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International corporate members represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development.



The Project Management Office (PMO) ensures that donor funded projects are executed effectively and efficiently assuring delivery on time and within budget. The PMO is responsible for developing and maintaining high standards to represent the brand to donors by establishing best in class project management methodologies, standards, and tools. This individual communicates to Executive Management on all projects within the program portfolio. The Director of PMO oversees the project management process including governance, team leadership, monitoring, prioritization, communication, and quality controls. The PMO Director should have a proven track record of successful project delivery, an ability to improve project management practices and substantial team leadership experience with a focus on team development in government contracting or not for profit entities.



  • Establish the PMO role and create a Center of Excellence in alignment with Project Management Institute (PMI) guidelines, quality standards and company requirements.
  • Seek implementation efficiencies to meet or exceed the financial expectations established at project initiation.
  • Develop, implement, and govern program management processes, dashboards, templates, policies, and metrics.
  • Monitor compliance with project policies and standards.

Team Leadership:

  • Coach and mentor project management practitioners and share knowledge of best practices.
  • Establish the PMO organization structure, hire and manage project staffing requirements in line with project objectives.
  • Coordinate project deliverables with Project Managers, Analysts, Market Leads, Regional Directors, and support contractors in a direct and indirect reporting structure.
  • Set annual performance targets for direct reports and conduct performance reviews.
  • Oversee Project Managers for the delivery of projects/programs on time, within scope and on budget.


  • Provide executive leaders with the information needed to assess and decide which proposals have the highest potential value, impact, and strategic alignment.
  • Interface with executives to define project priorities, implementation opportunities, challenges and communicate project risks and opportunities. 


  • A demonstrated general knowledge of federal government accounting, budget, profitability and procurement practices
  • Knowledge of resource management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience working on U.S. government (USG)-funded (or equivalent) projects and grants including USAID, UN, or State Department.
  • Working knowledge of the USAID ADS system, CFR, and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • High-level of communication, interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain relationships with WEConnect International internal management and external stakeholders, including USAID Agreement Officers and Representatives, State Department Grants Officer Representative, and UN.
  • A demonstrated general knowledge of federal government accounting and procurement practices
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of development assistance programs in complex settings.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly on challenging, complex, and difficult issues to develop solutions that address root causes.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to establish and manage a high-performance team.
  • Motivated to build relationships at executive levels with customers, and vendor groups.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of project management experience preferred.
  • PMP or PJMP highly desired.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan
  • Group term and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program
  • Adoption Assistance and education reimbursement
  • Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have paid time off, paid holidays, sick leave, and floating holidays



  • Skilled at managing teams and projects in not for profit or government contracting entities.
  • Excellent ability with identifying sources of funding and business development opportunities.
  • Successful with outreach strategies
  • Facilitates the development of grant applications and business proposals
  • Direct responsibility for planning, organizing and the direction of the organizations project management office and program


Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-23

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Director of Project Management Office (PMO) Govt Contracting or NGO experience only

Weconnect International
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20005

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