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Principal Manager, Delivery
at Integrity Global

Location: Arlington, VA or Remote


Integrity is an ethical consultancy and service provider working in challenging and complex environments around the globe.

We help our clients succeed in fragile and challenging environments while building trust and understanding as the basis for transformative change. We work across all phases of the program and project cycle, delivering eleven complementary services: monitoring, evaluation and learning / data and knowledge management / research, evidence and analysis / advisory / project management / communications / risk management / technical assistance / capability and capacity development / stakeholder engagement / grant and fund management. Our services are underpinned by the principles on which we were founded, a commitment to providing reliable information and evidence, and expert and high-quality delivery.


Headquartered in London and Washington DC, Integrity also has offices in Jordan, Kenya, and Pakistan. Our multi-national team of over 80 deliver multi-year projects, programs and consulting assignments to a wide range of government clients, international organizations, foundations and private sector clients.

Vision: To set the international standard for ethically delivered expert services in complex and challenging contexts.


Mission: We use evidence and learning to provide trusted advice and enable change for a sustainable future.



• Courage: We work on many of the world’s most complex problems. We stand against violence in all its forms. We are unafraid to stand up to illegal or unethical practices.

• Objectivity: We challenge conventional thinking. Our recommendations are not based on assumptions or ideology but evidence and learning. • Diligence: We incorporate our best individual and collective intellect through rigour, reflection, and collaboration.

• Accountability: We take responsibility for the quality of our work and performance. We hold ourselves to account through clear policy and process, sustained by long-term profitability.

• Sensitivity: We understand the impact of our presence and our work, empathize with people’s situations, and commit to do no harm.

Ethics: Integrity upholds the highest ethical standards in our work, our employment of staff and our interaction with people. Through adherence to our core values, we ensure the best possible service, and benefit the communities amongst whom we work.


We commit to building a diverse and inclusive organization where all feel safe and able to progress, contribute and be heard, regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital or parental status.


Further information about Integrity can be found at

How the Principal Manager fits into the Integrity team

The Principal Manager will play a varied technical and management role at Integrity, contributing to the design and delivery of Integrity’s services, as well as supporting directorate and team management responsibilities. Drawing on MEL, Project Management and other relevant service and thematic expertise, they will help win and deliver high quality, commercially viable projects.


The Principal Manager role will sit within the Services Team, which leads the design and delivery of our work. Responsibilities include business and proposal development, project direction and management, technical delivery and wider institutional learning. As a senior leader in Services, you will play senior roles on new bids and on existing projects, in roles that will include IDIQ Manager, Project Director, Team Lead, and senior Subject Matter Expert. The Principal Manager will work flexibly across Integrity’s different services and teams and be attracted to a fast-paced working environment. The focus of the Principal Manager’s work will depend on current priorities and may include periods that focus more on either project delivery or business development.


The Principal Manager role will be based from our offices in Arlington, Virginia, with regular project-focused travel, and will report to the Vice President, Delivery. Integrity is open to considering a candidate based outside of the DC area but preference will be given to those who can attend in-person at least five days a month.


The Principal Manager will play a key role in the delivery of contracted projects. This includes leadership roles, technical delivery, project management and oversight. You will provide quality control (technical and cost) on projects and programs. In addition, you will also support the consolidation of good practice within the company, the management and training of project management. You will also support MEL mid-level and junior staff members, and the continued articulation and development of Integrity’s Project Management SOP. The Principal Manager will also support technical bid development, particularly for USAID and other US Government donors. This includes developing appropriate, innovative approaches and methodologies to meet the needs of our clients and writing technical proposals. These proposals will relate to key service offerings including, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Research, Evidence & Analysis, and Data and Knowledge Management. Key thematic areas include democracy, human rights and governance, health, education, and economic development. It also includes fragility and conflict, climate, natural resources and environment, and gender and inclusion.



A. Project Delivery (50%)

The Principal Manager plays a key role in delivering Integrity’s projects, including project direction, management, and technical support and inputs, as applicable.

  • Ensure Integrity delivers its portfolio of projects and relationships on time and to high quality standards through project management and governance roles.

  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget, to high levels of quality and in keeping with Integrity’s ethics and ethos.

  • Develop and sustain our reputation for high quality, innovative and client- and community-focused work. 

  • Negotiate successful proposals to contract ensuring effective coordination with relevant parties across Integrity’s four key teams.

  • Lead on project responses to strategic risks and opportunities.

  • Balance project and company resource requirements.

  • Effectively, empathetically and diligently manage relationships with clients, consortium partners and stakeholders more broadly.

  • Perform technical advisory and other STTA roles on contracted projects

B. Business Development (40%)

The Principal Manager leads or supports technical proposals, assuring the quality of Integrity’s overall approach and representing Integrity externally.

  • Lead on, and/or contribute to, the technical design of new Integrity opportunities, from identification and pre-positioning through to submission, negotiation and inception.

  • Contribute to successful and viable bids through developing technical approaches, selecting and refining methods, building resource and work plans, and contributing to budget development.

  • Contribute and sometimes lead the articulation, development and roll-out of approaches and methodologies, in line with Company Strategy.

  • Provide internal and external thought leadership on Integrity’s technical offering.

  • Develop and sustain strong working relationships with key government clients and other relevant accounts.

  • Provide constructive quality assurance of technical offers on selected new programs and/or bids.

  • Support the growth and/or improvement of our service, thematic and geographic capabilities. In particular, work closely with the Head of Programs to improve the US MEL offer.

  • Engage with and influence emerging opportunities and delivery concepts and ensure Integrity’s MEL offering is responsive to market requirements.

  • Lead and/or contribute to internal and external communications on agreed services, thematics and/or geographies.


C. Staff Management (10%)

  • Line manage select Integrity staff and/or corporate consultants at grade levels below S3.

  • Work with colleagues under line management to develop their careers, contributing to professional advancement, job satisfaction and personnel retention.


The Principal Manager will have:

  • 10+ years’ experience in MEL and research activities for international development.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of direct management and/or oversight of USAID projects.

  • Proficiency in USAID regulations, FAR and ADS and procurement procedures and contract compliance.

  • Experience managing teams of staff and consultants on successful project delivery.

  • Demonstrated experience in capture and/or technical proposal writing skills for USAID and/ or Department of State procurement opportunities.

  • The ability to produce high quality technical work expeditiously and independently.

  • Strong people skills evidenced by client and team management experience, including through Project Manager roles.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Written and oral fluency in English, with the ability to write clear and compelling narrative.

It is desirable that you will also have:

  • Experience managing IDIQ/ framework mechanisms (or similar), including technical aspects of contract performance as well as procurement, staffing and personnel management, and reporting requirements.

  • Thematic experience in conflict, security and justice, governance, economic development, climate, natural resources and environment, health and/or education.

  • An understanding of key geographies including Middle East & North Africa, East Africa and South Asia.

  • French or Arabic language skills to a working proficiency.


You should also demonstrate the following core competencies:

Level 1: Team competencies

  • Ethics

  • Leadership

  • Planning and Organising

  • Development and Continual Learning

  • Results Focus and Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Orientation

  • Communication

  • Managing Change

Level 2-4: Management competencies

  • Analytical and Flexible Thinking

  • Achievement Focus

  • Managing Resources

  • Teamwork and Team Leadership

  • Customer Orientation

  • Influencing

  • Organisational Knowledge

  • Organisational Alignment

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Accountability

  • Developing Talent


Integrity is a hybrid work employer offering a flexible working model that supports a blend of in-office and working from home time. Each office has its own flexible working model to meet local needs and demands.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you are suitable for and want the role to: and include “Integrity - Principal Manager, Delivery” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023. However, we will review candidates on a rolling basis and the vacancy may be filled before this deadline. We encourage early applications. Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

Candidates must have the right to work in the US.

Integrity is an equal opportunities employer. And positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by US data protection laws.

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