The Program Assistant will serve as a member of the International Programs department, providing administrative, logistic, and coordination support to programs and activities. The Program Assistant will assist with organizing meetings and conferences, handling travel arrangements, maintaining training/workshop participant and contact lists, processing invoices, editing and formatting workplans and reports, drafting, reviewing, and editing correspondence and other short materials in English and French, and streamlining administrative processes when possible. The Program Assistant may also be called upon to provide substantive support to projects. This support may include researching data and information, assisting with background research, writing or drafting materials, compiling, checking and cleaning data for monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives as well as liaising with partners and stakeholders to collect data in support of project reporting.
PRB has been at the cutting edge of synthesizing complex information for non-technical audiences; making quality information available in accessible formats; strengthening the capacity of researchers, practitioners, and journalists; and creating spaces for these communities to exchange knowledge. PRB staff are experts in family planning, reproductive health, and population, including gender and youth, and in knowledge management, advocacy, communications, journalism, digital/multimedia, and research.
The successful candidate will be a critical member of the International Programs department, and will support our media trainings, policy communication trainings, and will provide program and administrative support to other activities with partners in East, West and Southern Africa, and South Asia. S/he is interested in learning about development priorities in an international context, and excited to work with PRB’s team of demographers, researchers, and development experts.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PRB has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.
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