Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Program Associate provides support for various aspects of implementation of the assigned regional portfolio, including research, reporting, new project development and logistical, administrative, and financial matters. The position is based in Washington, DC and reports to a mid-level manager for the relevant team.
This is a nonexempt position. The position holder must obtain written authorization from his/her supervisor before working in excess of 40 hours in a work-week.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
Project implementation support -
Provide programmatic, logistical, financial, and administrative support for current projects. This includes but is not limited to tracking and updating budget monitors; monitoring sub-grantee spending and providing accurate updates to supervisor; tracking and documenting program activities and impact to ensure all project objectives are met; assisting with identifying consultants and vendors, organizing meetings and events, drafting program reports, and maintaining communication with partners and other external actors as requested.
Project and proposal development support –
Monitor developments in relevant region particularly events pertaining to human rights, democracy, and fundamental freedoms. Provide research assistance and analysis related to political and social developments in assigned countries/thematic portfolio. Work with supervisor to develop and pursue new opportunities by identifying potential partners and funding sources. Assist in editing/drafting proposals, including budgets and monitoring and evaluation and data collection tools.
External relations -
Develop effective professional relationships with grantees, other local organizations, peer organizations and partners, and donors. Attend outside meetings and events as requested, and prepare notes for team. Assist in editing/drafting press releases, articles, and briefing books. Organize events and meetings in DC and abroad related to Freedom House programs. Other related duties as assigned.
Skills and Competencies: