Program Associate, From Pledge to Action Project

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with nearly 190 members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a growing fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination. 


About the Project: 

In March 2018, InterAction formalized its CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff, calling on nongovernmental organization CEOs to lead the international humanitarian and development sector in making change. To date, more than 130 CEOs have signed on.  In February 2019, InterAction commenced a three-year project, From Pledge to Action. The project’s goal is that through a combination of policy, guidance, training, and practice, InterAction and its members will adopt a culture of prevention, response, and support in the face of sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation, thus making our offices and programs safer spaces for individuals and communities alike.  


Position Objective: 

The position objective is to support the From Pledge to Action Project and InterAction Members’ efforts to catalyze changes in policy, practice, and behavior in the aid sector that prevents and responds to sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment of and by NGO staff in development and humanitarian settings.  


 Essential Functions of the position:  

  1. Coordinate the subgrants process, working with the senior manager and an advisory committee of subject matter experts, and develop systems for tracking subgrants and write-up summaries. 
  2. Assist in developing case studies of subgrant projects for member discussion and learning. 
  3. Record and disseminate notes at From Pledge to Action Working Group meetings, sub-group meetings and other relevant webinars/meetings. 
  4. Schedule and participate in Working Group and sub-group meetings.  
  5. Contribute to moving Working Group and subgroup activities forward. 
  6. Maintain the Resource Library including approval of members requesting access, identifying key gaps in content, and determine new resources for inclusion.  
  7. Maintain Pledge CEO Signatory List with CEO leadership transitions and new InterAction member sign-on. 
  8. Draft From Pledge to Action related posts/blogs for the website. 
  9. Assist with other activities as they arise. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments. 
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365. 
  • An understanding of humanitarian and development programming an asset. 
  • Strong interest in and commitment to preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in humanitarian and development settings preferred. 

Compensation: $45,000 plus benefits 

Expected Start Date:  

August 1, 2020 

Reports To: Senior Manager, From Pledge to Action Project 


There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 


Application instructions

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter that addresses qualifications relevant to this solicitation, , and a writing sample with subject line containing Program Associate, From Pledge to Action Project. Position will remain open until filled but applications received by Monday, July 6 preferred. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period. Due to the volume of applications, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls please! 

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