Program Coordinator | Asia-Pacific Arlington, VA

13 May 2024 9:26 AM | Anonymous

Job Summary



Start Date

As soon as possible

Employment Term and Type

Regular, Full Time

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

2+ years

Job Description

About International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES): IFES advances democracy for a better future. We collaborate with civil society, public institutions and the private sector to build resilient democracies that deliver for all. Our technical assistance and applied research develop trusted electoral bodies capable of conducting credible elections; effective and accountable governing institutions; civic and political processes in which all people can safely and equally participate; and innovative ways in which technology and data can positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in more than 145 countries, from developing to mature democracies. In accordance with IFES' approach: A society is able to reach its full potential in a world in which people of all genders are fully engaged as equal partners in their families, workplaces and communities. Based on international human rights standards and best practices, IFES promotes political participation, justice and equal rights around the world. IFES reflects these values in its programming and workplace culture.

The greatest assets of IFES are our team members. IFES offers competitive benefits and pay, as well as the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Every member of the IFES team is responsible for carrying out the mission of IFES and integrating IFES values into their work every day: Commitment to Excellence, Effective Communication, High-Quality Decision-Making, Accountability, Teamwork and Collaboration.


The Program Coordinator is the entry-level II position to program work at IFES, providing support to the program division. The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs.


  • Assist with program work and other special projects for the division.
  • Contribute to analytical reports, project design and project evaluations.
  • Participate in budget development processes.
  • Input financial data for pipelines, review data in the financial system for accuracy, check the accuracy of financial reports, and review and reconciliation of credit cards.
  • Coordinate project implementation and monitoring.
  • Coordinate project implementation and monitoring in coordination with other relevant program implementers.
  • Troubleshoot project problems.
  • Identify and implement creative solutions.
  • Review/prepare/submit material for procurement including drafting RFP/RFQ, preparing selection packages, tracking existing contracts etc.
  • Monitor/track/review subgrantee program and financial reports.
  • Monitor/track pending IFES grant/contract actions and coordinate timely responses.
  • Participate in proposal development and new initiative processes.
  • Assist with recruitment of field staff and consultants including preparing to post, collecting documents for hiring packages etc.
  • Provide training on IFES systems, policies, and procedures, and provide guidance to Program Associates and interns as requested by the division.
  • Assist with writing and reviewing of monthly/quarterly reports, writing program success stories etc.
  • Participate in IFES' knowledge management initiatives and other thought leadership efforts.
  • Attend meetings at the request of a supervisor to gather and share information with colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION SCOPEProvides varied support functions and performs routine job duties requiring familiarity with proposal development, program management, and research and development initiatives. Contribute to program planning and development. Coordinate work activities performed by internal and external partners.

DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVINGIdentifies and analyzes problems or discrepancies affecting own work or work products. Works to overcome barriers and constructively deal with unexpected challenging situations. Develops or supports the introduction of new and improved methods or procedures, based on knowledge of procedures and logic.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITYParticipates in project budget planning, performing routine processing, recording, and reporting of financial transactions, including field expenses, in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPSMaintains collaborative working relationships with team members and other staff within the Programs Division. Proactively works with team members and across departments to improve team collaboration and functioning on a continuous basis.


EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree required in relevant field; Master's degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:At least 2 years relevant experience in international development or a related field.

RELATED SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE: Experience with program management and design. Knowledgeable and experienced with USAID grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with USAID and other international donors and key program personnel. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Full professional proficiency in Englishis required and knowledge of one of the regional languages is a plus.

TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of timemight be required.

Standard office work environment, with occasional country office travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Monthly Benefit Allowance paid directly to all employees
  • Employer paid life and AD&D insurance at 3x base salary
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 1:1 employer match up to 6%
  • Employer paid Short and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Generous vacation (starting at 3 weeks and increasing with time of service), sick leave, and personal leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

IFES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

IFES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


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