Practice Manager (Environment and Natural Resources)

Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Chemonics’ seeks a practice management team (PMT) manager for the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) practice under the Latin America and the Caribbean Division. This position requires a strong technical background in environmental issues, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with diverse teams both internal and external to Chemonics. We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record of versatility, leadership, and integrity in their work.


Responsibilities include:

  • Support new business development by providing technical input and guidance to proposal teams, connecting Chemonics to candidates and partners within the industry, and playing a direct role in proposal development as needed
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and expertise through taking on leadership positions in proposal teams, representing Chemonics at external events within the industry, and serving as a reliable technical resource for project teams
  • Conduct and share research on USAID trends and technical sector policies, and other potential clients, partners, and competitors
  • Foster and support initiatives and activities with other technical practices at Chemonics, to highlight or develop corporate capability in cross-sectoral approaches
  • Promote Chemonics’ approaches and results, expand Chemonics’ relationships with clients and industry actors, and capture information on leading industry thinking and best practices through participation in associations, communities of practice, and industry events
  • Provide daily management and oversight to Chemonics’ Indefinite Quantity Contracts, including REPLACE and STARR II
  • Liaise with project teams and support divisions to capture, update, and maintain information on Chemonics’ technical solutions, for internal and external distribution
  • Manage practice budget by establishing an annual forecast, tracking spending, and reforecasting expenditures on a monthly basis
  • Support Chemonics-ASU Conservation solutions Lab, in particular: participate in both technical and administrative meetings, support administration of the CSL, support events and technical advisory group
  • Support planning and implementation of internal and external ENR practice events as needed
  • Delegate, supervise, and evaluate performance of assigned staff                                    


  • Minimum of three years of technically relevant work experience required
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in international development or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of USAID and industry trends in the technical discipline
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively lead meetings, give presentations, and network within the industry
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad
  • Strong analytical skills, demonstrated leadership skills, and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor staff
  • Field experience on an environment and natural resources management project preferred
  • Spanish or French proficiency preferred

Application Instructions:


Apply through our Career Center at by October 16, 2017. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.


Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.