Program Associate

International Republican Institute, Burma, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th November, 2020

Job Description


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 Program Associate is the entry level position for program work at IRI, and provides administrative and programmatic support for current and developing programs for Burma. 

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • International experience preferred.
  • Interest in Southeast Asia preferred.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including coordinating and collecting M&E data with field staff, participating in regular M&E calls, tracking compliance with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, and identifying where adjustments need to be made.
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
  • Edit and summarize weekly reports for internal and funder audiences
  • Assist in monitoring project spending and projecting costs
  • Assist in drafting contracts, compiles and facilitates submission of contract packages
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved, including processing payments
  • Updates program databases, contract trackers, etc.
  • Maintains project site and documents
  • Compiles briefing books for trainers
  • Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events for the Burma Team and Asia Division
  • 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.
  • Participates in program design and strategy brainstorming sessions
  • Participates in research, business development, such as in writing proposal portions and drafting budgets
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.



  • Less than 1 year: Minimum 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field


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