Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Program Associate – International Programs for May or Recent Grad

Position Summary

The Program Associate for International Programs provides all manner of technical and administrative support to the two executives who lead the International Programs Division of Freedom House. Matters on which support is provided vary, but include program development, implementation, reporting, and financial management, and day to day operational matters. The position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Senior Vice President for Programs and Vice President for Emergency Assistance Programs and Multilateral Initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Bachelors’ degree in political science, international relations, or related field.
  • Six months of relevant experience in a professional office setting; experience in the area of democracy, human rights, and governance strongly preferred
  • Basic budget and financial management experience
  • Basic understanding of rules and regulations governing USG grants
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong ability to develop, analyze, and manage program budgets; facility in financial management  
  • Knowledge of international human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of international democracy promotion
  • Ability to conduct research and apply strong analytical skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word

Some Duties and Responsibilities

·      Award implementation  – support supervisors in their work managing/overseeing donor awards, including conducting research on topics related to awards/programs, drafting reports, circulating information to Washington-based staff about upcoming external programs/events, and from time to time attending and reporting on these programs.
·      Proposal development  – support supervisors in their work developing proposals for new donor funding, including conducting research, drafting proposal sections, and coordinating proposal development. 
·      Budget management and monitoring  – support supervisors in ensuring that all programs maintain and regularly update budget monitors/trackers, and in analyzing program teams’ spending. Create and maintain basic Excel format budgets.  
·      Administrative support  – provide all manner of administrative support including support with scheduling, travel arrangements, file maintenance, e-mail and document drafting and circulation, purchase of office supplies, and expense reporting; schedule and arrange meetings and events, and liaise with internal and external contacts appropriately and under supervision; maintain files for easy access and retrieval; and assist with photocopying, scanning, faxing, filing, collating and distributing documents.

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