Project Manager, Nuclear Security/PNTR

CRDF Global
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

CRDF Global seeks a Project Manager to support the implementation of nuclear security projects, in particular for the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Threat Reduction (PNTR).  Under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager and in consultation with outside stakeholders, including Program Officers at the U.S. Department of State, the Project Manager will have primary responsibility for designing and implementing activities to mitigate the risk posed by insider threats and improve nuclear security culture in partner countries. The Project Manager will handle grantmaking activities, plan conferences, meetings and workshops, manage travel and events logistics, forge new relationships with partners and identify and secure new sources of funding. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of nuclear security, project management expertise, and a demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional client service.

Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperation Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) to implement projects that mitigate the risk of insider threats at nuclear facilities.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of projects that focus on global nuclear security culture.
  • Using project management best practices, build project plans that include task plans, statements of work, project metrics, schedules, deliverables, budgets and reporting mechanisms.
  • Conceptualize and write proposals to sustain and grow nuclear security related programs
  • Design and ensure the successful and timely delivery of conferences, workshops, meetings and trainings.
  • Work closely with the Travel & Events team to ensure that the logistical needs of each event is met.
  • Manage the financial and administrative aspects of each project and prepare reports and evaluations.
  • Recruit and communicate with consultants.
  • Review grant applications and work with grantees to monitor progress of their projects and ensure compliance.
  • Travel within the U.S. and internationally to participate, facilitate or follow up on events as appropriate


  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the field of nuclear security
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of completion
  • Prior experience designing and conducting workshops, trainings, and/or other events
  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Willing and able to travel internationally and domestically
  • U.S. work authorization
  • Depending on the applicant’s background, academic experience may be considered as work experience.

Application instructions

CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter and resume.

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