Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The Program Associate is the entry level position to program work at IFES. As a junior member of the team, the Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support for IFES programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Manages own workload, time and priorities, with guidance from supervisor.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING: Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance on execution for results. Understands and applies policies and proactively suggests solutions and improvements on issues.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Prepares routine financial reports in compliance with IFES policies and procedures. Processes routine transaction in compliance with IFES procedures.
RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division. Initiates contact with staff in other departments to exchange information and coordinates activities necessary to achieve work goals.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of the time.