Project Coordinator - Asia (South East Asia) (Short-Term)

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 26

Position description

IRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by helping political parties to become more issue-based and responsive, assisting citizens to participate in government planning, and working to increase the role of marginalized groups in the political process – including women and youth. 

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations. 

Job Summary:

The Project Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support for an IRI program in the Southeast Asia region. This position will provide support for a specific project and will therefore be temporary for a period of 18 months.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in international development or related field, or graduate degree.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • Experience with political analysis, media and communications and youth empowerment.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for baseline assessment, project implementation and activities conducted by sub-grantees in coordination with the Program Officer.
  • Develops relationships with key groups and individuals working on youth political and civic empowerment.
  • Assists in conceptualizing further work in the areas of youth political and civic empowerment.
  • Provides support for translation of local language materials to inform political analyses and programmatic recommendations.
  • Supports the Program Manager to implement grants and ensure grant compliance, including logistical support for program activities and events.
  • Maintains an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.
  • Stays up-to-date on relevant regional trends and Southeast Asia specific news and events.
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved.
  • Tracks spending and regularly updates budget tracker; cross-references with PSR on monthly basis and interacts with appropriate Project Accountant and other Accounting staff.
  • Assists in monitoring program activities related to the approved grant work plan.
  • Support efforts to evaluate and uses information related to the approved grant work plan.
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.
  • Participates in budget analysis on a regular basis.
  • Contributes to and supports aspects of the proposal 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 web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Travels as need for program support and implementation.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams and initiatives.
  • Supports Asia Division Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist with division-wide MEL supervision, including working with country program teams to develop MEL plans and ensure high-quality data collection.
  • Engages regularly with IRI’s Office of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (OMEL), supporting institute-wide OMEL activities and sharing OMEL policies and skills with Asia Division team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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