Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Entry Level Position in International Development for Recent Grad

Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking a Program Development and Talent Associate to join the International Operations Department at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Under the Director of Development and Technical Services, the Program Development and Talent Associate contributes to new business development efforts by writing proposal sections, recruiting for specialists, performing research, corresponding with field offices, coordinating with partner organizations, providing administrative support, and assisting with other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
1. Reviews and maintains all administrative proposal documents, particularly annexes, for technical and cost proposals; and assists in ensuring that deadlines are met.
2. Writes draft sections of proposals including capacity statements, problem statements, implementation plans, and other sections of proposals.
3. Researches and assembles technical and cost proposal components and ensures that proposals are submitted accordingly.
4. Formats CVs; revises and updates PPRs; provides program background.
5. Writes concept papers, Expressions of Interests (EOIs) and small proposals.
6. Maintains communication with Global Communities field offices during the proposal process regarding recruiting, gathering of required documentation, and any other concerns.
7. Acts as point of contact for partner organizations and corresponds with them to ensure that proper documentation is gathered and that their concerns/questions are being addressed.
8. Understands donor proposal guidelines and ensures proposals are submitted accordingly.
9. Ensures program documents and forms are maintained and updated regularly.
10. Develops position descriptions and/or scope of work with hiring manager and draft advertisement
11. Perform database/internet searches and conduct outreach for candidates
12. Reviews CVs, screens applicants to develop long and short lists of candidates
13. Schedule and coordinate interviews with other members of proposal team
14. Collects biodatas, verifies salaries, and performs reference checks on candidates
15. Develop candidate “packages” of salary, benefits, and allowances, and negotiates salaries
16. Participates in field assessments as needed.
17. Undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of donor proposal guidelines (especially USAID).
  • Good analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner.
  • Works well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage deadlines and to work independently. Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in fast paced environment.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral. Abilities in a second language preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based environment including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Able and willing to travel internationally.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard.
Required Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and 0-2 years of experience.
  • Experience writing proposals/grants, preferably in an international non-profit organization preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
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