Program Associate

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 December 2018

Job Description

IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. We believe that a robust private sector is the cornerstone of resilient economies and stable countries. For more than 50 years, IESC has focused on market-driven private enterprise development and has delivered multifaceted programs that increase the availability of financial services in developing countries worldwide.

The Program Associate provides administrative and logistical support to IESC program management staff in IESC’s Home Office as well as international field offices. In addition, the Program Associate supports select new business efforts. This position is based in the Washington, DC headquarters of IESC, reports to the Senior 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;
  • 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 and contribute to other program specific communication materials
  • Support new business activities including background research, cost data collection, contracts administration
  • 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 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;
  • Experience working in South East Asia preferred;
  • Experience working with volunteers is preferred.

About the Organization

IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. We believe that a robust private sector is the cornerstone of resilient economies and stable countries. For more than 50 years, IESC has focused on market-driven private enterprise development and has delivered multifaceted programs that increase the availability of financial services in developing countries worldwide.

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