Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Program Associate Position--Education Programs for Young African Professionals

IREX seeks a temporary entry-level Program Associate for its Education Programs Division to provide support for its education programs for young African professionals. The Program Associate will be expected to work full-time hours (approximately 40 hours per week) from February to August 2016.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to education programs;
  • Assist in managing relationships with partner institutions, including corporate, non-profit, university, and government partners and vendors;
  • Compile and track a wide range of participant information and program data, maintaining accuracy and completeness;
  • Process and maintain financial records and transactions;
  • Assist in producing program and conference materials, reports, and resources;
  • Support program logistics and event-related duties as needed;
  • Perform research when necessary; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of and experience with project design and grant management;
  • Knowledge of project finance and budgeting practices;
  • Excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to prioritize and multi-task;
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including Excel and Web 2.0 tools;
  • International study, work, or living experience preferred;
  • Experience with and interest in international exchange and professional training/development programs preferred;
  • Experience in business, entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and/or public management preferred; and
  • Experience in or related to Africa preferred.

Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.