Program Associate

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Apply by 25 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 June 2018

Job Description


1. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Manage World Renew’s Management Information System (MIS), currently NewDea
  • Serve as World Renew’s organizational program liason to the system software designers, currently NewDea
  • Analyze reporting needs and design appropriate mechanisms to maximize the agency’s program data use for home office functions and ministry teams
  • Set up the reporting framework in the MIS, match plans to budget, and search for missing data. Work with the ministry team leaders to ensure that plans and budgets are entered into the MIS on schedule and that reporting is entered in time for organizational reporting
  • Create and run reports for various teams as needed
  • Train all new staff in the use of MIS and requirements for program design and reporting
  • Update the annual Planning Guide for the community development programs and partners

2. Measurements

  • Common Indicators - maintain and organize the indicator information in shared folders. Integrate into NewDea and train staff on reporting
  • Revise organizational tracking metrics in NewDea as requested

3. Grants

  • Enter approved plans into the management information system
  • Assist the grants staff in preparing reports
  • Maintain database of pending, ongoing and closed grants
  • Mainain list of internal grant opportunities
  • Provide support as needed with the Baker Estate Gift

4. Manage team communications and meetings

  • Schedule, coordinate logistics, collect agenda items, take minutes for meetings and webinars, at the direction of the team leader
  • Organize and manage team documents and records

5. Perform other duties as assigned


  1. Demonstrated ability in working with advanced functions in spreadsheets in programs such as Google Docs, Drive, or Excel
  2. Ability to quickly learn new computer applications
  3. Demonstrated ability in working with qualitative data analysis software such as Nvivo
  4. Exposure to Structured Query Language (SQL) and its manipulation is a definite asset
  5. Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work with little supervision
  6. Attention to detail and creativity along with a demonstrated flexibility in responding to and completing tasks
  7. Ability to sort through complex information and identify trends and connect data to strategy
  8. Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a team environment
  9. Advanced conference call set-up and computer skills
  10. Good writing and proof reading skills with thorough knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and general business English skills
  11. Experience working with results based management, logframes, developing indicators and measurements
  12. Ability to communicate cross-culturally in writren form and/or in-person
  13. Able to support and respect the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA
  14. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  15. Committed to working towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to community development is required
  • At least two years or work experience working with data and systems is required; in an international development environment is a definite asset

About the Organization

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community.

Compelled by God's deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.