Program Coordinator

International Lifeline Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 22

Position description

The International Lifeline Fund (“Lifeline”) seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to join its D.C.-based leadership team. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and multi-talented individual to help guide core operations, oversee programming and make a difference working with an innovative sustainable development organization focused on expanding access to clean water and energy solutions in the developing world.

Position Description: The Program Coordinator supports the in-country Program Teams to ensure that programmatic objectives are met and that Lifeline’s activities grow and evolve in a manner consistent with its long-term ambitions. The Program Coordinator also assists the Leadership team in cultivating strategic partnerships, developing funding opportunities and promoting Lifeline’s activities and achievements within the sector.

Core Responsibilities:


  • Formulate objectives for all Lifeline Programs in collaboration with Program and Development teams and implement plans to meet stated objectives;
  • Review work plans and monthly program reports, assign work to Program teams, and monitoring project life cycles to ensure milestones are met;
  • Maintain regular, open and effective communication with in-country staff;
  • Review, edit and finalize project reports, providing feedback to project leads and communicating with funders to ensure all requirements are met;
  • Ensure that program activity and budget benchmarks are met within their established time frames;
  • Provide primary backstopping for each Program;
  • Support M&E team in monitoring programs, setting learning objectives and assessing outcomes.

 Development & Strategic Partnerships

  • Assist the Development Director in identifying industry trends and pursuing strategic partnerships that can maximize Lifeline’s status within the sector;
  • Represent Lifeline at professional forums, advocacy/policy working groups, workshops and other events relevant to Lifeline programs;
  • Assist in developing and preparing proposals as needed;
  • Contribute to thought leadership on organizational strategy.


  • Coordinate with Communications, Development and Program teams to ensure timely and relevant messaging that aligns with strategic objectives and implementation plans;
  • Support Communications team in preparation of promotional materials, program summaries and reports.


  • Demonstrated programmatic experience in the non-profit/humanitarian and/or development/social enterprise sectors, including overseas field experience;
  • Demonstrated managerial experience and leadership ability, preferably in the non-profit/humanitarian and/or development/social enterprise sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships, collaborate with individuals in a culturally diverse setting and build consensus;
  • Superior writing ability with experience in grant/proposal and/or report writing preferred;
  • Strong oral communication, advocacy and networking skills;
  • Excellent organizational abilities;
  • Ability to multi-task while still maintaining a strong sense of focus;
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative M&E a plus;
  • B.A. or B.S. from a nationally accredited college or university;
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Suite products, Prezi and/or other presentation tools.

Application instructions

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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