Program Associate - Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
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Program Associate? - Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
The Program Associate will provide critical administrative and coordination support to a variety of projects, including the Passages project and related initiatives. The Program Associate will be the main individual responsible for efficient and streamlined administration and coordination of project activities and components to meet set objectives. Suties include but are not limited to:
Supporting programmatic, research, and/or technical teams on those initiatives, s/he will be responsible for preparation, editing, and finalization of documents, budgets and work plans, processing requests for consultant and other procurement contracts to ensure timely delivery and payment of invoices, and management of staff travel to/from Washington, DC.
Provide support (documents and translations) to several technical teams at headquarters including literature reviews, editing and formatting study instruments and development of PowerPoint presentations.
Conduct initial review of financial reports and follow up with field officers as an additional responsibility.
Work with teams involved in program development and oversight and, if interested, will have opportunities to contribute programmatically to such activities.
Support the Communications team by upholding IRH's brand identity and supporting IRH's communications strategy, including the development and dissemination of high-quality web and print content for the organization's donor funded projects.
The travel requirement for this position is expected to be 5%.
The Program Associate will report directly to the GUCCHD Administrator and the Program Officer II of the GUCCHD, Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) project. The position will work in partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, IRH conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations in lower and middle-income countries and the U.S. The Institute is supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations.
Minimum academic level required is a Bachelor's degree.
Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in health or international development, a minimum of two (2) years of budget and program management experience and at least one (1) year of international program experience.
The Program Associate (PA) should be able to demonstrate knowledge of donor rules and regulations; particular emphasis on US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other US Government agencies is a plus. Must be able to manage and coordinate diverse tasks and facilitate relationships between multiple parties. The PA is expected to demonstrate the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary and be sensitive to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues in assigned areas. The PA must possess excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills, able to write and communicate clearly and persuasively, work well on a team and independently, be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task. The PA is expected to be familiar with how USAID and the international donor community operate in supporting reproductive health/family planning programs and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in international settings and to facilitate program management. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required (i.e. experience creating works plans and budgets with Excel and excellent PowerPoint skills).
Educational degree in social sciences, possess a high level of proficiency (FSI level 4) in spoken and written French is a plus.
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