Short Term- Program Associate

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 27

Position description

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

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Program Associate (PA) is the entry-level position for program work at IRI and provides administrative and programmatic support for current and future IRI regional and global programs. Based in Washington DC, the PA with a specific focus on countering foreign influence in Europe and Eurasia.

This position is scheduled to start in February 2020, last for six (6) months.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 0-1 year of experience in international development or related field.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, research and communications skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Detail-oriented individual with demonstrated interest in external outreach.

 Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assists staff with program activities, events and training missions.
  • Monitors domestic and international media outlets daily for news regarding IRI.
  • Writes as a contributor to IRI’s blog.
  • Assists in researching a variety of topics for briefing papers, program proposals, public reports, and presentations.
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative relationships with colleagues across the Institute.
  • Tracking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence activities across European countries, as well as the actions of European governments and civil society actors to counter those activities.
  • Assisting in the development of innovative programming and new business ideas to counter foreign authoritarian influence in Europe, particularly from China.
  • Identifying European partners with whom IRI might collaborate to counter foreign authoritarian influence.
  • Assisting with new business proposals around countering CCP influence in Europe.
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring, including RFP solicitations and the RFP evaluation process.
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.
  • Working closely with the External Affairs team, and in line with institutional outreach policies and priorities, actively supports IRI’s communications strategy.
  • Supports program team in maintaining regular communication with program beneficiaries and coordinating beneficiary-driven programming initiatives.
  • Maintains project site and documents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.



1 year: 0-1 year of experience

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