Program Associate

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 February 2020
  • Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 8 March 2020
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Job Description

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a program associate for a full-time position in our home office in Silver Spring, Maryland. The associate will provide a broad range of project administrative support to subcontracts and prime contracts including subcontract administration and project management support. As part of a team, the successful candidate will also participate in new business activities and uphold new business and project management standards, policies, and procedures.

Responsibilities include:

Program Management

  • Support project start-up and close-out activities following USAID requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Draft request for approvals and coordinate timely receipt of approvals from clients
  • Support fielding of long and short-term personnel based on scopes of work and negotiated subcontract and/or prime contract agreements
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and visas, review and process for approval expense reports, support the development and submission of deliverables
  • Track expenses, incremental funding and update project schedules and budgets
  • Maintain subcontract and prime contract electronic and hard copy filing system


  • Draft meeting agenda and record meeting minutes
  • Maintain project calendars
  • Assist in setting up technology for conferences/meetings

New Business

  • Serve in variety of roles during proposal cycle, including recruiter, subcontractor-liaison, coordinator, and cost preparer
  • Draft technical sections within a proposal
  • Assist in formatting and editing of proposals
  • Other new business tasks as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development or a degree in a relevant field preferred with 3+ years of experience required OR Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred with 1+ year of relevant experience required
  • Familiarity with USAID global health and international development programming required
  • Demonstrated project management and new business skills required
  • Experience with integrated health, private sector health programming, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and/or knowledge management desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated self-starter with leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience living and working in a developing country strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages, specifically Spanish and/or French preferred

About the Organization

Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our vision is to provide high-quality, high-impact social and economic development consulting, with a special focus on public-private partnerships, human and institutional capacity-building, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning, NGO/community engagement, and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website at to apply. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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