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Program Associate - East Asia-Pacific

Washington D.C.

  • Organization: IRI - International Republican Institute
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Maritime
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-09-30

Job Summary:

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 in East Asia.

This a hybrid role based in Washington, DC.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in public administration, international relations, or related field.
  • 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills.
  • Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills preferred.
  • International experience preferred.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Works on procurement solicitations, requests and setting up requisitions.
  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests and approvals
  • Monitors approved procurement material and ensures timely processing of payments
  • Assists in drafting objectives and scopes of work for contracts
  • Compiles and submits contract packages
  • Assists in monitoring financial spending, projecting costs, and forecasting award spending
  • Assists in drafting narrative and financial reports for quarterly, semi-annual, and final reporting to funders, as well as other relevant reports for funders
  • Assists in drafting, proofing, and maintaining program budgets
  • Supports drafting of weekly reports for internal and external audiences
  • Assists in updating Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning databases, and programmatic trackers and schedules
  • Assists in maintaining and improving filing conventions and document maintenance in project portals
  • Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events as needed
  • Provides support in compiling operational itineraries, as well as in reconciling expense reports
  • Supports IRI’s communication strategy, including IRI’s branding and outreach plans
  • Drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials (web stories, blogs, and social media posts)
  • Assists with tracking program compliance including activity deliverables and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plans
  • Participates in program and strategy design sessions
  • Participates in business development, such as proposal writing, background research, and budget drafting
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives (optional)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.



Less than 1 year: Undergraduate degree in public administration, international relations, or related field. 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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