Program Associate, LEEAP

Location: Washington, DC Type: Full time Posted on 05/13/2013

     
Job Req # 2013-0235
Date opened 05/13/2013
Job Summary The Program Associate will be primarily responsible for providing day-to-day management support to the work on Protection and Education in the LEEAP (Labor, Education, Economic Empowerment and Protection) team. He/she will help manage grants from a range of donors; will participate in research projects, review program documents, contribute to business development and may be called upon to represent Plan at meetings and events. The Program Associate works as a member of the Field Program Support Team and plays a critical role in helping to implement field based programs. This position reports to the Program Manager, LEEAP.
Roles and responsibilities Program Management and support:
•Supports program managers with grant implemenation in the field.
•Provides support with workplanning, monitoring and evaluation and other program activities as requested.
•Supports and provides inputs to donor reporting,
•Maintains central program files for Plan USA Office institutional grants.
•Manage small donor grants under the direction and guidance of senior LEEAP staff.

Technical support
•Works with Country Office staff and other members of Plan USA team to identify country office capacity needs.
•Provide technical support in the area of protection, early childhood development and to selected ‘Because I am a Girl’ Marquis Projects.
•Support the development of research projects and assist with documenting key lessons learnt

USNO Representation and Dissemination:
•Assists in organizing and coordinating Plan’s participation in major US conferences.
•Responds to requests for information from the field.
•Liaises with other staff members to share information regarding projects, discuss field needs, and develop strategies.
•Represents Plan to the international community in the U.S. which may include speaking/presenting on behalf of Plan, facilitating the attendance and participation of Plan field personnel, and networking with other attendees and presenters.

Proposal Development:
•Supports fundraisers to fulfill donors’ information requests.
•Provides technical input into institutional, corporate and foundation fundraising proposals sources based on USNO protection and education priorities and strategies.
•Provides support to individual fundraising, as necessary.
Skill set •Master degree in international relations, international development, education, human rights, or related field.
•Three to five years of experience developing and implementing education or protection in developing countries.
•Good communications skills in written and spoken English.
•In-depth knowledge of use of spreadsheet (Excel), word processing (Word), and presentation (PowerPoint) software.
•Must have the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
•Experience with project management
•Interest in PLAN’s mission and strategic objectives
•French or Spanish language skills preferred
Years of Work Experience 3-5 years