Senior Program Associate (Malaysia and Thailand)

International Republican Institute
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-15-2021
  • Posted
    Sep 23

Position description

Job Details

Description

Job Summary:

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include: 

Excellence- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Senior Program Associate provides administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs in the region.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in international development or related field, Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • International experience preferred.
  • Experience and/or interest in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and or Malaysia, preferred.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Program Officer (and/or Program Manager or Senior Program Manager/Officer) to implement grant(s) and ensure grant compliance, including logistical support for program activities and events.
  • Maintains an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved.
  • Tracks spending and regularly updates budget tracker; cross-references with PSR on monthly basis and interacts with appropriate Project Accountant and other Accounting staff.
  • Assists in monitoring program activities related to the approved grant work plan.
  • Support efforts to evaluate and uses information related to the approved grant work plan.
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.
  • Participates in budget analysis on a regular basis.
  • Contributes to and supports aspects of the proposal development process for new funding opportunities, including the development of new program ideas.
  • Supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Travels as needed for program support and implementation.
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • International experience preferred.
  • Experience and/or interest in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and or Malaysia, preferred.

Application instructions

Please complete your profile and submit your cover letter and resume to IRI's website.