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Program Associate, Education Practice (NEW)

Washington DC, USA / Remote
Entry level
Posted date:
October 19, 2022
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Job Description

Job Category: Education Practice

Requisition Number: PROGR002350

  • Posted: September 30, 2022
  • Full-Time
  • Washington, DC

Who We Are

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and more than 600 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

Under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer II, the Program Associate provides support with planning and implementation needs for the USAID Forsah TVET activities in the West Bank and Gaza, and other projects as requested, as well as day-to-day support for administrative, financial management, and program operations. The Program Associate supports events, management and reporting internally and externally, and communicating with partner organizations and in-country staff on program implementation and participant support issues.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ years of relevant experience. Work experience may include internships or part-time job or combination of both. Skills may vary based on program, project, or practice needs
  • Experience with and interest in higher education, workforce development, youth, and/or professional training/development programming.
  • Experience working with a cross-cultural team; experience providing remote support to counterparts in other countries on program activities is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management, proposal development, and budgeting, preferred—especially with U.S. Government-funded programs.
  • International study, work, or living experience preferred, especially previous experience in the Middle East
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multitask, prioritize, and remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Proven communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible according to project needs.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including team members in multiple time zones across a variety of organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to respond to difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task. 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications (to include analysis using Excel), publishing and web analytics tools, social media.
  • Knowledge and skills using teleconference platforms preferred.
  • Fluency in Levantine Arabic a plus.
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Your Daily Task

  • Assist with project components by supporting programmatic, administrative, and logistical planning and implementation.
  • Contribute to and support program technical work, workplans, and MEL plans, as needed.
  • Provide logistic support and ensure effective administration and operations for all program needs, including, event planning, organizing travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Contribute to program and workshop materials.
  • Work with the guidance of managers to develop workplans and processes for small projects and teamwide responsibilities.
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis, if assigned.
  • Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness.
  • Research or draft written communications (e.g., summaries of project activities and results).
  • Assist with program communications (newsletters, reports, fact sheets, etc.), publicity and outreach, and social media efforts.
  • Work with program stakeholders, track success stories and program impact data.
  • Provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, program and workshop materials, and other products as identified, including quarterly internal and donor reports.
  • Build relationships and provide reliable, responsive backstopping support, as assigned, between IREX HQ staff, in-country team, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with funder reports, when requested.
  • Assist with other new business development related tasks as assigned.
  • Support fiscal and performance activities to be in compliance with IREX policies and procedures and funder regulations.
  • Process and track payment requests through Costpoint.
  • Review transaction reports, field office wire requests and expense reports.
  • Reconcile financial statements with accuracy.
  • Support implementation of subawards, contracts, vendor and consultant agreements, and other contractual and procurement support.
  • Contribute to the orientations, onboarding and training for incoming staff, as needed.
  • Support day-to-day management of program activities.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment, including with team members in multiple time zones across a variety of organizations.
  • Respond to difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.

IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is eligible for Remote work. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time staff who works from a worksite outside the DC metro area on a more permanent or ongoing basis.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.

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