Program Associate

Development Gateway

The Organization You Want to Work For

Development Gateway (DG) is an international nonprofit organization that creates innovative information management and data visualization technology, implements data-focused programs, and conducts research and evaluation to further sustainable development:

Our core focus areas are Resource Management (open contracting and procurement, aid management, and extractives); Effective Service Delivery (agriculture, health, data management systems, monitoring/evaluation/learning); and Data Strategy & Policy (including results data, data standards, and open data advocacy).

We are a creative and dynamic group of people based around the globe. We value hard work, innovative thinking, a commitment to teamwork, and a good sense of humor.

The Elevator Pitch

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting several key DG programs in DG’s priority areas – including two multi-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded programs in the health and agriculture/livestock sectors in Africa. Programs are primarily multi-year, multinational grants, funded by foundations or multilateral institutions, focused on making data more accessible and useful.

In this role, you will support program managers in preparing communications materials; tracking data for monitoring and evaluation frameworks; scheduling, coordinating, and taking notes during regular check in meetings; event coordination and support; and coordinating budget tracking and subcontractor budget tracking. A wide degree of latitude and responsibility is expected. Curious, creative, and detail-oriented problem-solvers encouraged to apply.

The Work You Get To Do

  • Track program budgets and sub-contract financial execution. Assist with financial projections, tracking burn rates, and processing partner(s) invoices.
  • Collect and collate monitoring and evaluation data. Assist with other forms of impact measurement (surveys, use-cases, etc.)
  • Develop communication materials, including highly polished slide decks, website content, internal newsletter communications, and monthly funder reports. Review and edit reports.
  • Write external communication materials such as blog posts and two-pagers with support from the communications team. Assist with creating videos, social media posts, press releases, etc. Coordinate meetings between project teams and communication team and contribute to communications strategy and planning.
  • Coordinate the program team to provide inputs for regular team meetings. Facilitate bi-weekly/monthly meetings and sprint retros.
  • Conduct desk research as needed.
  • Support event planning and logistics, including remote and online events.
  • Administrative support such as calendar management and scheduling meetings.

Necessary experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates from all academic majors encouraged to apply.
  • 1+ years of work experience; work experience may include internships, part-time job or combination of both.
  • You use strong organizational skills to handle a broad and unpredictable workload, meet deadlines and work under your own initiative.
  • Critical thinker; curious; problem solver — with examples to prove it.
  • Strong writing skills, able to write clearly and accessibly and communicate wins without unnecessary fluff.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via writing, Slack/email, video conference, and phone, especially as part of a global team (most of DG team members work outside the U.S.)
  • Excellent computer skills; proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Fluency in English. Other languages such as French or Spanish a plus.

Nice to have experience:

  • Experience tracking budget progress and expenditures; experience in administration of sub-contracts.
  • Experience in effectively communicating with clients/donors.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation concepts.
  • Experience using Google Workspace/G Suite (Docs, Sheets) or similar collaborative software.
  • Experience working with a remote/distributed team.
  • Experience with managing event planning and logistics, including online events.

This is a full time position. Since most team members are located outside of the US, you should expect to start most of your work days by 8am EST. The projected salary for this position is between $50,000 and $55,000 annually, plus a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

This position is based in the United States. We prefer candidates in the Washington, DC area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DG is currently working remotely while some team members choose to work several days a week at the Open Gov Hub; prior to the pandemic we had a hybrid work environment working remotely a portion of the time. Our downtown office is located at Open Gov Hub, a co-working space with 60+ organizations and nearly 300 people working from Washington, D.C. on issues affecting 75+ countries around the world. Every member of the Hub is working within the social impact sector, allowing opportunities to collaborate with and learn from like-minded organizations. See more of the benefits of working at Open Gov Hub here. We anticipate eventually returning to a hybrid work environment.

Ability to live and work legally in the United States is required. This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and lived experience. We strongly encourage applications from people whose identities are underrepresented in the sectors where DG works. DG does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How to apply

Please apply through our career portal site. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.