Program Associate

Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 23 June 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description

IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. IESC believes that a robust private sector is a foundation for resilient nations and strong communities. Since 1964 IESC has helped to grow small and medium enterprises around the world and strengthened the systems and institutions that support them. By deploying a mix of technical assistance and volunteer expert support, IESC works with emerging industries, financial institutions, and governments to stabilize economic environments, increase opportunity, and promote growth.

The Program Associate provides home office administrative and logistical support for two programs based in East and West Africa. In addition, the Program Associate supports select new business efforts. This position is b ased in the Washington, DC headquarters of IESC, reports to the Program Manager and is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for day-to-day global program operations activities;
  • Assist with startup and closeout activities for programs, which may include travel to field offices;
  • Manage program documentation including reports, financials, and contact information and maintain files in Sharepoint management information system;
  • Review and edit program reports and other documents;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation efforts, as needed;
  • Provide support for project subpartners and contracts, monitor monthly invoices and issue contract modifications as necessary;
  • Identify, recruit, and field volunteer experts using IESC’s recruitment database and other sources for technical assistance assignments;
  • Perform outreach for new volunteer recruitment efforts;
  • Compile various project evaluations;
  • Create summaries of technical assistance for volunteer and consultant assignments;
  • Review and reconcile expense reports;
  • Contribute to monthly cash advance estimates and support program manager with program financial management and monitoring of field level expenses;
  • Update and manage the recording of program property;
  • Contribute to program promotional information;
  • Develop program fact sheets, success stories, and contribute to other program specific communication materials;
  • Attend informative events related to the subject matter or region of a program to network and learn information that could be valuable to program activities;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support, as needed;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 1-2 years of related work experience;
  • Experience with USAID or other development programs and or donors;
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple competing requests;
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, thorough and well organized;
  • Effective communication skills and cross-cultural competency to support Home Office and Field Office staff as well as volunteers;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Fluency and/or proficiency in French is preferred;
  • Experience working in countries in Africa preferred; and
  • Experience working with volunteers is preferred.

About the Organization

IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. IESC believes that a robust private sector is a foundation for resilient nations and strong communities. Since 1964 IESC has helped to grow small and medium enterprises around the world and strengthened the systems and institutions that support them. By deploying a mix of technical assistance and volunteer expert support, IESC works with emerging industries, financial institutions, and governments to stabilize economic environments, increase opportunity, and promote growth.

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