IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.
IREX seeks a Program Associate for the Information & Media Practice to provide support for its projects. The Program Associate will be expected to work full-time hours (approximately 40 hours per week).
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide administrative, logistical, and financial management support to media programs;
Coordinate between headquarters and field staff to implement program activities and to collect information about activities implemented in the field;
Assist with research and/or writing summaries of project activities and results including quarterly and other program reports for funding agencies;
Draft meeting reports, correspondence, and other documents;
Assist in event planning and coordination;
Coordinate travel arrangements and expense reporting for reconciliation and reimbursement;
Track and analyze financial data including program expenditures, program budgets, and grantee and vendor payments;
Assist with programmatic and financial review of sub-grantee activities, and ensure compliance with donor and IREX requirements;
Process payments according to IREX procedures;
Track work plan activity progress toward project objectives and/or track project indicator data;
Support research and development for proposals, and other tasks as deemed necessary for new business development;
Other administrative and programmatic duties, as needed.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations or a related field;
Experience managing administrative tasks required;
Knowledge of and experience with project design and grant management preferred, including procurement;
Past experience with U.S. government funders preferable;
Knowledge of project finance and budgeting practices;
Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and ability to work under and adhere to tight deadlines;
Excellent computer skills, including using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe;
Ability to communicate at all levels with internal/external clients by phone, email, and face to face;
A positive attitude with good presentation and writing skills;
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be a team player and demonstrate a sense of responsibility and sensitivity in dealing with diverse audiences;
International study, work, or living experience preferred;
Proficient English required.
Please mention date available to start work in your application.
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