Regional Project Coordinator, Global, LAC, and West Africa

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US – Maryland – Chevy Chase – Corporate HQ
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University Research Co., LLC

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality. We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

  • Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.
  • Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.
  • Accountability:we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.
  • Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.


Division Overview:

The Technical Programs Division is comprised of the Center for Technical Excellence (CTE), a knowledge management function (KM), and three regional teams that develop and manage programs in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa (AFR), Asia, Middle East and North Africa (Asia/MENA), and Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, and West Africa (GLW). CTE, KM, and the regional teams interact with each other to harvest best practices, develop innovative tools and approaches, support project implementation, and grow the regional portfolios.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, international development, or related area/program of study.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a corporate support function, preferably on international donor funded projects in charge of programmatic and financial management tasks.
  • Experience with financial management, including experience reviewing expenditure vouchers and accompanying receipts and determining allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of back-up documentation for expenditures.
  • Background in budgeting, including experience with and aptitude for creating budget scenarios, projecting expenditures based on clear assumptions, and tracking actual expenditures against projections.  
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with others. Able to work independently in a fast-paced organization by prioritizing and managing multiple priorities. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English are required.
  • Fluency in French is required, and any other major languages, such as Spanish, are considered a major advantage.
  • Computer literacy is required with intermediate skills in Word, Excel, PPT a must. 


Desired Experience & Qualifications 

  • International field experience in developing country setting (such as Peace Corps service or equivalent) preferred.
  • Experience working with donor-funded programs in an organization focused on international development is desired.
  • Experience in or demonstrable ability to present and brief diverse audiences with varying backgrounds and learning styles highly desired.


Physical Demands

  • This position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • This position would require opening filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool and may require the ability to lift files/folders/boxes, as necessary.
  • This position may require travel up to 20% time to domestic and international locations with varying distances, duration, and modes of transport.

Hours:                            Regular Full-time; Minimum 40 hours/week; Not eligible for overtime.

Reports to:                    Program Officer

Grade/Group:                2 – Coordinators I

Minimum Salary:          Commensurate with required experience and qualifications


Interested candidates are invited to apply through our website on this link 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Unless otherwise directed we will retain your CV in our database for future opportunities. This position is open to qualified candidates legally authorized to work in the United States.


URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce