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Program Coordinator, Education Practice (New)

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Last update: Aug 8, 2022 Last update: Aug 8, 2022

Details

Deadline: Sep 16, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Sectors: Education Education
Job type: Permanent position
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 2 years
Date posted: Aug 8, 2022
Expected starting date: Sep 30, 2022

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Description

Who We Are

 IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and more than 600 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

Under the guidance for the Senior Program Officer II, the Program Coordinator will provide support with planning and implementation needs of the Private Sector-led Workforce Development in Kosovo Activity (PSWD), and other projects as requested, as well as day-to-day involvement in administrative, financial management, and coordination of program operations. The Program Coordinator supports events, management and reporting internally and externally, and communicating with partner organizations and in-country staff on program implementation and participant support issues.

Performs additional duties and tasks to meet the needs of the organization, team, or as assigned by supervisor.
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Under the guidance for the Senior Program Officer II, the Program Coordinator will provide support with planning and implementation needs of the Private Sector-led Workforce Development in Kosovo Activity (PSWD), and other projects as requested, as well as day-to-day involvement in administrative, financial management, and coordination of program operations. The Program Coordinator supports events, management and reporting internally and externally, and communicating with partner organizations and in-country staff on program implementation and participant support issues.

Performs additional duties and tasks to meet the needs of the organization, team, or as assigned by supervisor.

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 2+ years of relevant experience  
  • Work experience may include internships or part-time job or combination of both. Skills may vary based on program, project, or practice needs  
  • Experience with and interest in higher education, teacher education, youth, and/or professional training/development programming.  
  • Experience working with a cross-cultural team; experience providing remote support to counterparts in other countries on program activities is preferred.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with project design, grant management, proposal development, and budgeting, preferred—especially with U.S. Government-funded programs. 
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multitask, prioritize, and remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.  
  • Proven communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity.   
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible according to project needs.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including team members in multiple time zones across a variety of organizations.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to manage difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.   
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral presentation skills.  
  • Excellent attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task.   
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications (to include analysis using Excel), publishing and web analytics tools, social media.  
  • Knowledge and skills using teleconference platforms preferred. 
  • Must demonstrate valid proof of unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. 
  • International study, work, or living experience preferred, especially previous experience in Southern Europe 
  • Fluency in Kosvar or Serbian language a plus. 

Your Daily Tasks 

  • Coordinate project components by supporting programmatic, administrative, and logistical planning and implementation; 
  • Contribute to and support program technical work, workplans, and M&E plans, as needed; 
  • Provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, program and workshop materials, and other products as identified, including quarterly internal and donor reports;  
  • Provide logistic support and ensure effective administration and operations for all program needs, including, event planning (including large online events), organizing travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, etc.;   
  • Contribute to the orientations, onboarding and training for incoming staff, as needed. 
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis, if assigned.   
  • Track a wide range of information and data, maintaining accuracy and completeness; 
  • Support day-to-day management of the program activities; 
  • Researching or drafting written communications (e.g., summaries of project activities and results); 
  • Contributing to program communications (newsletters, reports, fact sheets, etc.), publicity and outreach, and social media efforts. 
  • Support implementation of subawards, contracts, vendor and consultant agreements, and other contractual and procurement support. 
  • Develop program and workshop materials. 
  • Contribute to funder reports, when requested. 
  • Assist with other new business development related tasks as assigned. 
  • Support fiscal and performance activities to be in compliance with IREX policies and procedures and funder regulations. 
  • Process and track payment requests through Costpoint. 
  • Review transaction reports, field office wire requests and expense reports  
  • Reconcile financial statements with accuracy. 
  • IREX will m Build relationships and provide reliable, responsive backstopping support, as assigned, between IREX HQ staff, in-country team, and other stakeholders. 
  • Work with program stakeholders, track success stories and program impact data. 
  • Work with the guidance of managers to develop workplans and processes for small projects and teamwide responsibilities. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008.

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates. 

This position is eligible for Remote work. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time staff who works from a worksite outside the DC metro area on a more permanent or ongoing basis. 

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship