International Programs Associate

Food Enterprise Solutions
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-05-2020
  • Posted
    May 07

Position description

FES advances food safety & nutrition through a private sector approach in partnership with various bi-lateral and multilateral organizations, private sector companies, research institutions and non-profit organizations. In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) FES designed and implements “Business Drivers for Food Safety” (BD4FS), a global program to accelerate adoption of food safety technologies and practices among local food companies. BD4FS is a cutting-edge approach to reducing hunger, malnutrition, and foodborne illness through the power of local entrepreneurship and private enterprise. Please find additional information at: https://www.agrilinks.org/activities/business-drivers-food-safety.

Opportunity:

FES is seeking an individual to support program operations for the Business Drivers for Food Safety (BD4FS) program. The successful candidate will be a member of the FES team that oversees this global initiative, as well as future initiatives that are currently in design/development and will work in close partnership with FES senior leadership in developing and managing systems and procedures supporting our work in the US and abroad.

Responsibilities:

The Program Associate will be expected to provide a broad range of technical and project functions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain, and monitor a schedule of all project deliverables.
  • Coordinate flow of administrative and contractual communications with sub-contractors, sub-awardees, and consultants.
  • Support preparation of all reports including workplans, quarterly financial reports, annual reports, and other project-related documents or publications as needed.
  • Manage logistics for all project meetings, public events, activities, or other events as needed.
  • Support travel authorizations and other logistic requirements for staff and consultants.
  • Receive and log in all documents, receipts, reports, etc. relating to project expenditures.
  • Support preparation of internal monthly expenditure and activities report.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate / graduate degree in Public Health, Economics, Business Administration, Management, Public Policy, Political Science, International Affairs, or other relevant discipline;
  • Up to three (3) years of relevant work experience in a research institution, government, bilateral or multilateral development agency, consulting firm, NGO, or think tank;
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Exceptional oral & written communications skills;
  • Ability to communicate professionally and positively with team-members, clients, and partners, both orally and in writing;
  • Experience working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to prepare workplans, develop flow-charts, and other project management tools;
  • Experience working under deadlines and meeting scheduled deliverables.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently while meeting all job requirements.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and international approximately 10-15%, depending on project need;
  • Experience supporting projects and/or working in developing country context a plus;
  • Experience in communications – website management, blogging, social media – a plus;
  • French fluency highly desired.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience. Position includes holiday, leave, retirement, and health benefits.

Application instructions

Send cover letter, resume, recent salary or consulting fees history, and three references.

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