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Project Manager - Federal Consulting



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is the humanitarian bureau of the Department of State. PRM promotes U.S. interests by providing protection, easing suffering, and resolving the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people around the world. These individuals include refugees, migrants, stateless individuals, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and more. PRM does this by coordinating humanitarian policy and diplomacy, providing life-sustaining assistance, working with multilateral organizations to build global partnerships, and promoting best practices in humanitarian response.

An integral component of U.S. humanitarian policy is the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), which is primarily implemented via PRMs refugee case processing system called START. PRM also engages with other USRAP partners systems, as needed, to support refugee processing and resettlement. Individuals outside the United States seeking admission as a refugee under Section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) are processed through the USRAP, which is managed by the Department of State in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Those admitted as refugees are eligible for USG-funded resettlement assistance.

The USRAP reflects the United States highest values and aspirations to compassion, generosity, and leadership. Since 1975, the United States has welcomed over 3 million refugees from all over the world. Refugees have built new lives, homes, and communities in towns and cities across all 50 states. On an annual basis, the President, in consultation with Congress, determines an annual limit for admitting the total number of refugees into the United States.

The USRAP is a multi-stage process requiring a refugee applicant to undergo case referral/initiation, prescreening interview, DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interview and adjudication, security checks, and medical examination. For refugee applicants approved for admission to the United States, next steps include domestic resettlement partner placement, cultural orientation, and travel to the United States.

Your Role and Responsibilities

• Serves as the single management focal point and is responsible for the execution of Refugee Processing Center (RPC) project.

• Builds and maintains a strategic enterprise partner relationship with RPC leadership.

• Apprises the RPC leadership of all significant issues in a timely manner.

• Provides strategic guidance, vision, and direction to the project team.

• Ensures program integration across task areas, RPC groups, and functional/technical teams and

delegates administrative, financial, and coordination duties as necessary.

• Ensures use of innovative processes to plan, organize, and control RPC activities, manage risks

and to monitor performance.

• Ensures all RPC task areas meet cost, schedule, quality, and performance requirements.

• Drives effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple

disparate groups with competing priorities.

• Analyzes significant deviations from plan, takes corrective actions, and forecasts any impact on

RPC contract deliverables.

• Oversees definition of and adherence to RPC standard processes.

• Oversees staffing process, including staff need forecasting.

• Oversees staff performance, plan development, career growth, and appraisal process.

Must be located in the Washington, DC Metro Area
Secret clearance required

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Secret Clearance required
  • MBA or MS/MA degree Management, Administration, Information Technology, Computer

    Science, Cybersecurity or related Technical Discipline.

    • PMP certification, or comparable/equivalent substitutions required.

    • Minimum of 15 years of experience with at least five years of experience as a Program or Project

    Manager for large (over $20M) contracts, complex major systems development, acquisitions,

    and/or systems engineering and integration efforts.

    • Strong technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in systems design,

    cyber security, software development and web technologies.

    • Excellent client facing and internal communications skills.

    • Strong organizational skills including attention to details and multi-tasking skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience at Department of State
  • Experience in Refugee Management