Humanitarian Response Program Associate

  • Posted on 25 February 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 26 March 2020

Job Description


The Humanitarian Response Program Associate supports all aspects of CORE’s program portfolio at headquarters, and is an active participant in the organization’s responses to crises.

  • Supports CORE programs.
    • Participates in field-based humanitarian response activities, supporting Team Leads with communications, assessments, and implementation of relief activities.
    • Monitors progress on indicators versus approved M&E plans.
    • Tracks program spending versus approved donor budgets.
    • Maintains grant reporting calendar, coordinates report preparation, and submits reports for grant agreements.
    • Works with COO to develop and adapt program templates and tools.
  • Provides administrative support to the organization.
    • Provides logistical support by managing travel arrangements, processing vendor and consultant invoices, and other tasks as assigned.
    • Supports the recruitment process for program staff and consultants.
    • Supports field programs by coordinating meeting logistics for remote management (scheduling and notetaking).
  • Supports program development initiatives.
    • Maintains proposal calendars and checklists.
    • Maintains database of submitted proposals and awards.
  • Represents the organization while in the field, and at relevant sector convenings.


  • Knowledge of international development or emergency response related programming, project development, and grants administration.
  • Basic knowledge of emergency livelihoods, public health in emergencies, shelter or disaster risk reduction programming.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral. Fluency in a second language, preferably French or Spanish, would be an asset.
  • Able to handle and complete multiple tasks simultaneously, work productively in a dynamic team environment, with accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to mobilize to difficult locations and situations on short notice. Willingness to travel approximately 25-50% of time depending on organizational needs.
  • Advanced knowledge of word processing, Excel, and database maintenance.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of relevant programmatic support experience working for an international development, humanitarian response organization.
  • Must have U.S. work authorization.

About the Organization

CORE is a humanitarian non-profit organization seeking a Humanitarian Response Program Associate to join its team, based in the Washington, D.C. area. CORE has active programs in Haiti, the Bahamas, and the US, in disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, education, climate change adaptation, and health. Our mission is to saves lives and strengthens communities affected by or vulnerable to crises. If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to:

CORE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. EOE/AA - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individual with Disabilities

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