Senior Program Associate – Europe


Job Summary:

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 Senior Program Associate contributes to the design and implementation of current and developing programs in the Europe region.

Position Requirements:

· Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field.

· Two to three years of experience in international development or related field.

· Experience with program management, implementation, and basic accounting necessary to draft and oversee a budget.

· Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.

· Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.

· International experience preferred.

· Experience and/or interest in Western Balkans preferred.

· Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

· Supports the Program Team to implement grant(s) and ensure grant compliance, including logistical support for program activities and events.

· Monitors program activities to ensure alignment with the approved grant work plan.

· Prepares, tracks, and conducts follow-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved.

· Participates in budget analysis on a regular basis. Tracks spending and regularly updates budget tracker.

· Coordinates all monitoring and evaluation efforts for grants assigned.

· Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final, and other relevant reports for funders.

· Maintains an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.

· Contributes to the proposal and budget development process for new funding opportunities, including the development of new program ideas.

· 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 blogs, tweets, etc.

· Travels as needed for program support and implementation.

· Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

How to apply

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