Program Coordinator

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 4 January 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 December 2017

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator will provide technical, financial, and administrative management for projects in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Based in PADF’s Washington, DC headquarters office, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day administration of one or more projects that aim to strengthen democracy, local governance, human rights, civil society groups, and/or create economic opportunities in Latin America. He or she will be expected to take initiative by troubleshooting problems and finding practical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support general program management efforts, including report writing, budget tracking, and monitoring and evaluation of program activities and outputs;
  • Assist with the review and analysis of documents and information received from partners and/or field teams;
  • Assist in the supervision of interns, temporary help and management of projects, and sub-projects;
  • Maintain regular communication with program participants in Latin America;
  • Manage internal PADF program administrative procedures; ensure compliance with PADF policies and procedures.
  • Assist in ensuring that all program documentation is current and complete;
  • Maintain program tracking documentation and databases;
  • Support projects as needed with correspondence, research, and other tasks as assigned;
  • Liaise with other program, finance and administrative teams within the organization and contribute to the organization’s overall interdepartmental effectiveness;
  • Support proposal development processes as needed;
  • Travel to projects in Latin America and the Caribbean as required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in international relations, political science, public policy, economics, or related field required. Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) preferred;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in international development, disaster management, democracy and human rights, or related field (or at least 4 years without a Master’s degree);
  • Experience with grant coordination, financial tracking, or monitoring and evaluation required;
  • Experience managing relationships with international donors including the U.S. Government, bilateral donors, foundations, etc.;
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish required; fully bilingual speaking skills a plus;
  • Exceptional writing skills to effectively prepare clear and concise reports, strategies, and/or proposals;
  • Solid ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to interact with individuals from diverse cultures;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to maintain and support a positive work environment;
  • Working knowledge of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).


About the Organization

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.

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