Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 18 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.
The Program Associate for Grant Coordination and Reporting position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support three key areas of WLP’s work: (1) partner programs and evaluation, (2) coordination, reporting, and administration of existing grants and support agreements; (3) supporting WLP leadership in seeking, securing, and retaining new public and private grant funding. The position is full time, available immediately.
Partner Programs and Evaluation (40%)
- Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity building programs. Liaise with other WLP program associates to coordinate activities across program areas.
- Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
- Work closely and maintain frequent communication with global partners. Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the partner.
- Support partner organizations in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- In cooperation with Executive Director (ED) and Finance Manager, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.
Grant Coordination / Reporting (40%)
- Coordinate the timely submission and all aspects of interim and final reports to funding agencies, as required by the funding agreement, obtaining and collating relevant program information from staff;
- Coordinate grant requirements (publications, trainings, capacity building, advocacy, evaluations, and budget) with appropriate program staff to ensure all requirements are met and documented;
- Communicate with funders as appropriate, in conjunction with WLP leadership and program staff;
- Ensure all grant files are updated, accurate, and accessible to program staff electronically and in a hard copy repository;
- Coordinate with ED and Finance Manager to ensure applicable payments are up to date.
Proposal Coordination (15%)
- Coordinate the timely submission of all funding applications, support requests and other funding proposal activities, including planning, writing, document gathering, internal and external communications and final submissions;
- Serve as collaborating writer and editor for all funding applications and grant proposals, working with relevant program staff;
- Work with ED, Finance Manager, and relevant program staff to develop accurate budget information for all funding applications and grant proposals.
Research and Cultivation of Organizational Support (5%)
- Coordinate with the Program Associate for Advocacy and Communications in the creation and dissemination of communications regarding development initiatives;
- Support the administration and processes related to individual donors.
- Interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment.
- Graduate degree in a related field (English, international relations, or other related field).
- Minimum 3 years professional experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.
- English language fluency and excellent writing and editing skills.
- Experience with grant-writing and program coordination.
- Ability to work in a small team environment and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Proficiency with computers/word processing.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
- Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references with the subject line “Grant Coordination and Reporting.”
Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).
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