Program Associate – Global Development, Policy, and Learning

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 21

Position description

InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination. 

InterAction seeks an entry-level Program Associate to support the Civil Society Program within InterAction’s Global Development, Policy, and Learning Practice. The Civil Society Program seeks to bolster nonprofit support for civil society as a vital component of humanitarian and development assistance efforts. Around the world, the space for civil society to operate effectively and deliver programs and services is closing. While this is not new, the phenomenon is now affecting an unprecedented number of people across the development and humanitarian spectra: children, women, and men who seek only their basic human rights relating to security, prosperity, dignity, and self-determination.


  • Provide administrative and research support to InterAction staff working on the Civil Society Program;
  • Track proposed pieces of U.S. legislation that may impact civil society space;
  • Track federal regulation and compliance mandates that impact civil society space;
  • Help coordinate nonprofit advocacy and education outreach efforts toward policymakers, members of congress, and congressional staff;
  • Seek and consolidate input from InterAction members in efforts to develop and distribute advocacy and educational material pertaining to civil society space;
  • Provide administrative support to the Vice President of Global Development, Policy, and Learning;
  • Help InterAction’s Public Policy team at key moments of advocacy campaigns;
  • Provide administrative support for InterAction events and meetings; and,
  • Other duties as desired or assigned.


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in political science, international relations, or a related field;
  • Experience working as part of a team and facilitating cross team collaboration;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software;
  • Strong professional character and ethical values; and,
  • Strong commitment to InterAction mission and values.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Experience in organizing and supporting workshops and meetings;
  • Experience and interest in coordinating stakeholders around common objectives;
  • Knowledge of international issues, particularly those related civil society space;
  • Previous internship experience on Capitol Hill or with congressional advocacy; and,
  • Experience and interest in advocacy and communications strategy development and implementation.


There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


InterAction provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Application instructions

Please email your resume and cover letter with subject line containing: Program Associate – Global Development, Policy, and Learning. The position will remain open until filled but applications received before 1/15/2019 are preferred. Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period of time. No phone calls please

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