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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.
- 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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