Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Digital Democracy Associate Position for Recent Grad with International Republican Institute

Position description

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:
Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision. -making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.
The Digital Democracy Associate is an entry level position that provides administrative and programmatic support to the Digital Democracy team within the Center for Global Impact.
Position Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 0-1 year of experience in democratic governance, technology, digital media or international development.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • Experience working with USG-funded projects, including relevant OMB rules and regulations is preferred
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved, including processing payments
  • Compiles and facilitates submission of contract packages
  • Provides technical assistance and support, including research support, to the Digital Democracy team
  • Collects, complies, and analyzes information relevant to Digital Democracy programs and projects
  • Assist in monitoring project spending and projecting costs
  • Ensures that Accounting requests are submitted correctly per IRI policy and procedure, and that requests are accompanied by appropriate back-up documentation
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations
  • Serves as point of contact for RFP solicitations and compiles submitted materials for the RFP evaluation process
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
  • Edit and summarize weekly reports for internal and funder audiences
  • Updates program databases, contract trackers, etc.
  • Compiles briefing books for trainers
  • Maintains project site and documents
  • Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events for the Digital Democracy team
  • Supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Assists with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including participating in regular M&E calls, tracking compliance with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, and identifying where adjustments need to be made
  • Participates in program design and strategy brainstorming sessions
  • Participates in business development, such as in writing proposal portions and drafting budgets
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience
Required
  • experience in democratic governance, technology, digital media or international development.
Education
Required
  • Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Application instructions

Apply on the UltiPro website. For best consideration, apply by September 15.