Program Administrator – International Development

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 March 2021

Job Description

Position Summary

The scope of this job is to support the ANSI International Policy Department in the administration and implementation of ANSI’s international projects and development programs, as well as regional and bilateral engagement, in concert with ANSI’s international policy objectives while increasing ANSI’s visibility, impact and revenue generation opportunities. This primarily includes supporting the implementation of current contracts, and assisting in the identification and pursuit of new opportunities. The position requires travel, when public health conditions permit, primarily to developing and emerging economies.

Essential Functions

· Supports the Senior Director, International Development and other International Policy staff in the administration and implementation of several international projects; especially including tasks such as:

o Planning, logistics, and execution of overseas training workshops and other events, including virtual and hybrid (virtual/in-person) events,

o Communication with ANSI members and potential public and private sector participants to develop meeting agendas and coordinate logistics,

o Research on specific industry topics and technical subjects for event agendas

o Maintain activity budgets and schedules,

o Drafting of project reports and other deliverables, and other activities as needed.

· Contributes to the ANSI International Policy Department’s project management mechanisms, including document management, project accounting, schedules, budgets, etc.

· Helps to ensure that ANSI’s international projects meet relevant U.S. government and donor policies and procedures

· Helps to ensure that ANSI’s international projects and development initiatives effectively communicate and promote U.S. policies and positions for standards and conformity assessment.

· Supports the International Policy Department staff to recruit and engage private sector organizations and government officials in the U.S. and internationally in support of ANSI’s international projects.

· Supports the identification of new opportunities to gain government and private-sector funding to support international capacity building projects that advance U.S. objectives internationally, while increasing visibility and revenue growth for the Institute.

· Monitors international and U.S. government trade and standardization policy activities and works to align them with ANSI policies.

· Implements ANSI policies and administrative decisions, and lends expertise to ANSI’s international policy development.

· Keeps supervisor informed of activities and developments in the assigned program areas.

· Performs other duties and carries out special projects as necessary, including support for the Vice President, International Policy.

Information Security Responsibilities

· Attend/complete assigned information security training by the designated completion date.

· Read and adhere to published ISMS policies and procedures.

· Report timely any observed violations of ISMS policy - or known encroachments on information security - to your department leader and/or the Information Technology Department.

Education and Experience

· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; further education a plus

· Two or more years of experience; preferably in the fields of international relations or international development

Other Qualifications

· International experience (either studying or working) strongly preferred

· Language skills other than English language a plus, especially French or Chinese

· Familiarity with donor funded projects and systems such as rules and regulations, project financial management, contractual compliance, and grants management

· Experience with USAID project management and proficiency in USAID regulations, ADS and procurement procedures and contract compliance a plus

· Knowledge of and/or experience with international trade issues and policies a plus

· Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, and high attention to detail.

· Must possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

· Must be able to exercise discretion and solid judgment when operating in highly political environments.

· Team player with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

· Position requires international travel (in line with global and local health guidance).

· Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; as well as virtual meeting platforms and the Internet.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

ANSI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type because of race, gender identity or expression, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, creed, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local laws. ANSI policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

About the Organization

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Regionally, the Institute is the U.S. member of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT). ANSI is also a member of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and via the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a member of the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

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