Program Associate – Asia-Pacific

International Republican Institute

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 the Asia-Pacific. IRI will hire multiple program associates who will provide administrative, programmatic, and other support within or across sub-regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field.
  • 0-1 years of professional experience in international development or related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Budgeting and procurement experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • International experience preferred, particularly in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write an Asia-Pacific language preferred.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests and approvals, including processing payments.
  • Assists in drafting and submitting contracts and subawards.
  • Assists in monitoring project spending and projecting costs.
  • Drafts quarterly, semi-annual, final, and other relevant reports for funders.
  • Edits and summarizes weekly reports for internal and funder audiences.
  • Updates program databases, procurement trackers, etc.
  • Provides logistical support for meetings when necessary.
  • Assists with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), including participating in regular M&E calls, tracking compliance with monitoring, evaluation and learning plans, and identifying where adjustments need to be made.
  • Maintains program SharePoint organization.
  • Participates in program design and strategy brainstorming sessions.
  • Participates in business development, such as writing assigned proposal sections and drafting budgets.
  • Participates in Asia Division-wide initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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How to apply

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