Program Associate - Leadership Practice

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 30

Position description

IREX is global development and education organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress:  empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.


IREX seeks an entry-level Program Associate for its Leadership Practice to support youth leadership development programs. 


  • Work closely with the program team on overall program administration including logistical support to program participants and university hosts
  • Create, maintain, and update information and financial records of program participants
  • Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness
  • Ensure compliance with organization and donor regulations
  • General finance and administrative tasks
  • Contribute to development of training materials for program workshops
  • Contribute to development of program resources and participant materials
  • Support implementation of program workshops and events
  • Facilitate training sessions at program workshops
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate would possess the qualifications listed below with a minimum of one year of experience in the field of international development or international education. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in international education, international affairs, international development, or related field required
  • Experience with, and interest in, youth leadership, international education, higher education development programs
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, project design, grant management, proposal development, and budgeting
  • International study, work, or living experience
  • Knowledge of Pakistan and/or South Asia  
  • Excellent inter-cultural and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • English language proficiency in oral and written communications required
  • Excellent computer skills: Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Salesforce experience preferred)
  • Urdu language proficiency preferred

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