Senior Program Associate

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Plan International USA
Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 11 September 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

The Senior Program Associate will work as a member of the Project Implementation and Management team. S/he will provide support in ensuring grant-funded projects (primarily USG) comply with Plan’s project implementation and management policies and procedures. S/he supports the Head of Project Implementation and Management Unit and Project Leads to ensure programmatic, operational and financial deliverables of projects are met.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors projects’ operational and programmatic implementation to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
  • Works alongside Finance, Compliance and Country Offices to ensure compliance, timely reporting of non-technical documents to the prime/donor, and coordinates hiring of staff/consultants and all award modifications.
  • Provides inputs on technical areas as necessary.
  • Works alongside Project Lead to review budgets, budget projections, invoices and reports.
  • Provides inputs for budgets, reports (including editing), and other documentation while responding to requests for information as needed.
  • Supports Project Lead with grant implementation in the field.
  • For selected projects, serves as Project Lead, with oversight of the project’s operational and programmatic implementation.
  • Provides support with work planning and other program activities as requested.
  • Maintains central program files for Plan International USA Office (USNO) institutional grants.
  • Provides project implementation updates to Head of Project Implementation and Management Unit based on monthly project meetings.
  • May be asked to participate in business development efforts.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree strongly encouraged; BA degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 3-5 years of experience supporting projects, particularly with USG funded projects.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communications skills in written and spoken English. French or Spanish language skills preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of use of spreadsheet (Excel), word processing (Word) and presentation (PowerPoint) software.
  • Experience with project management
  • A demonstrated commitment to Plan International’s Mission.

Plan International USA has two offices, located in Washington, DC and Warwick, Rhode Island. It is part of the global federation, Plan International, which is comprised of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and 51 country offices. Plan International USA is registered 501(c) (3) and has an independent Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA also participate in global federation governance through membership on the federation’s Members’ Assembly and International Board.

The Plan USA Program Team works in direct partnership with the Regional and Country Office staff contributing expertise in business development, program design and implementation. The Program Team helps to manage, monitor and evaluate all US-funded programs, as well as reporting back to donors on the progress of program initiatives.

About the Organization

Plan International USA (Plan) is part of a global organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners to:

  • Empower children, young people, and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.
  • Drive change in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels through our reach, experience, and knowledge of the realities children face.
  • Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity.
  • Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.

We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality, and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued, and respected in their own community and beyond. We support these rights from birth to adulthood, working to ensure that girls and boys know their rights and have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.

In 2016, Plan was active in 71 countries, and our programs reached more than 32 million children, directly impacting almost 70 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Program activities ranged from training health care workers and constructing health care facilities, to setting up water systems and building latrines, to working with children and families to improve early childhood care and development practices and outcomes. For more information visit, www.planusa.org.

Plan International USA has two offices, located in Washington, DC and Warwick, Rhode Island. It is part of the global federation, Plan International, which is comprised of collaborative partnerships between 21 national offices and 51 country offices. Plan International USA is registered 501(c)(3) and has an independent Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA also participate in global federation governance through membership on the federation’s Members’ Assembly and International Board.

The Plan USA Program Team works in direct partnership with the Regional and Country Office staff contributing expertise in business development, program design and implementation. The Program Team helps to manage, monitor and evaluate all US-funded programs, as well as reporting back to donors on the progress of program initiatives.

We aspire to five core values that help us define our culture and to inform our business decisions: Accountability, Passion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence - AsPIRE. Plan expects all staff to exhibit and embrace these values in every part of their work lives.

We are committed to adhering to Plan’s Child Protection Standards and protecting the wellbeing of children in any situation that may arise. The protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Plan offers opportunities for growth and development through internal and external training opportunities. We value the ideas and opinions of staff at any level and provide forums in which those can be shared with others.

Plan is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with the EEOC.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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