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Program Associate/Program Coordinator
Title:Program Associate/Program Coordinator
Location:Washington, DC

General Overview

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, brings together many stakeholders to improve livelihoods, empower communities, strengthen civil society, support human rights, protect the environment and respond to natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean. Established by the Organization of American States in 1962, PADF has worked in every country in the region. In 2018 PADF reached more than 10.3 million people through sustainable development initiatives in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Position Summary
Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Program Associate/Coordinator will provide technical support and management for projects in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region from the DC office. The Program Associate/Coordinator will be responsible for
day-to-day administration of one or more projects related to Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights; Environment and Disaster Resilience; and/or Education, Health, Nutrition, and Economic Opportunities. He or she will be expected to take initiative by troubleshooting problems and finding practical solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support general program and project management efforts including report writing, budget tracking, and monitoring and evaluation of program activities and outputs.
  • Assist with the review and analysis of documents and information received from partners and/or field teams.
  • Assist in the management of interns, temporary help, projects, and sub-projects; coordinating event and shipment logistics.
  • Maintain regular communication with program partners in Latin America.
  • Execute internal PADF program administrative procedures (for example: check requests and memoranda).
  • Assist in ensuring that all program documentation is current and complete
  • Help maintain program tracking documentation and databases
  • Support programs as needed with correspondence, research, and other tasks as assigned
  • Liaise with other program and administrative teams within the organization and contribute to the organization’s overall interdepartmental effectiveness
  • Support proposal development processes as needed
  • Travel to projects in Latin America and the Caribbean as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Other Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in international relations, political science, Spanish language, Latin American affairs, public policy, economics, or related field required. Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in international development, disaster management, democracy and human rights, or related field (can include high-level internships)
  • Experience with grant coordination, financial tracking, or monitoring and evaluation required
  • Experience managing relationships with international donors including the U.S. Government, bilateral donors, foundations, private sector, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish required; fully bilingual speaking abilities a plus; knowledge of French or Portuguese a plus
  • Exceptional writing skills to effectively create clear and concise reports, strategies, and/or proposals
  • Solid ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and outreach skills in facilitating communication with individuals from diverse cultures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, ensuring that commitments and tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Exhibit and support a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), as well as other database programs
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