Program Associate, Asia

Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 04

Position description

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include Enterprise Ecosystems, Democratic Governance, Business Advocacy, Anti-Corruption & Ethics and Trade.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include Enterprise Ecosystems, Democratic Governance, Business Advocacy, Anti-Corruption & Ethics and Trade.

Position:                     Program Associate, Asia

Reports To:                Program Officer, Asia

Summary:                  CIPE is seeking a full-time, non-exempt Washington D.C. based Program Associate in the Asia department. As a part of a team reporting to the Program Officer this position is responsible for providing programmatic, administrative, and research support for a portfolio of projects and countries. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in economic development and democratic reform in Asia and the Pacific, and work well as part of a diverse team and within a dynamic international organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide backstopping support for an assigned portfolio of projects and countries in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Create and maintain soft and hard copies of program, financial, correspondence and contract files.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Asia Program Officers and other CIPE departments, ensure processing of payment requests, travel expense reports, documents for signature, and international travel arrangements.
  • Assist the Asia Program Officers in writing and compiling narrative and financial reports, proposals, contracts and budgets.
  • Conduct background research as needed.
  • Correspond with field personnel, partners, consultants and other stakeholders to coordinate project implementation.
  • Assist in managing team budgets and oversee various project budgets.
  • Track political and economic developments in an assigned portfolio of countries.
  • Contribute to CIPE’s communications efforts.
  • Contribute to an organizational culture of innovation, integrity and high performance.
  • Collaborate with multiple CIPE departments to achieve programmatic goals, including Communications, Grants and Finance, Knowledge Management, and other regional teams.
  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE, NED and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one the following fields is required: International Relations, International Business, Economic Development, Finance, Political Science, or Public Policy.
  • Candidate should have a minimum of two years’ experience in and understanding of the region, its business issues, and/or CIPE and its operations.
  • Excellence in English composition, writing and reporting.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.
  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience in and knowledge of economic and political affairs in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Interest and experience in women’s economic empowerment in the Asia Pacific.
  • Fluency in Tok Pisin preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the region as needed.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, and Access.

Application instructions

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to [email protected], with the subject APACPA – [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

 

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

 

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

 

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

 

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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