Job Opening Description

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Program Associate – Asia Regional Youth (Bangladesh and The Philippines)

The Program Associate (PA) is an entry-level position for programmatic work at IRI. S/he will provide a full range of administrative and programmatic support to the Asia Regional Youth program, including processing financial and procurement needs; contributing to the capture, analysis, and reporting of program activities; and providing political and economic analysis on the Philippines and Bangladesh. The position will be based in IRI’s Headquarter office in Washington, DC.

Position Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field
0-1 years of experience in international development or related field
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
Budgeting and procurement experience preferred
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
International experience preferred, particularly in the Asia-Pacific
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Detail-oriented
Ability to speak, read, and write an Asia-Pacific language preferred
Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests and approvals, including processing payments
Assists in drafting and submitting contracts and sub awards
Assists in monitoring project spending and projecting costs
Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final, and other relevant reports for funders
Edits and summarizes weekly reports for internal and funder audiences
Updates program-specific and Institute-wide program databases and trackers
Provides logistical support for meetings, when necessary
Assists with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including participating in regular M&E calls and tracking compliance with monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, identifying where adjustments need to be made
Maintains program SharePoint organization
Participates in program design and strategy brainstorming sessions
Participates in business development, such as writing assigned proposal sections and drafting budgets
Participates in Asia Division-wide initiatives
Performs other duties as assigned

 

Please apply directly to IRI’s recruitment site.