Counterpart International, Inc.

  • Program Associate

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Employment Type
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  • Overview

    The PA will report to the Program Manager and will provide administrative and programmatic assistance necessary to support program implementation on USDA McGovern Dole Food For Education programs.



    • Assists in the administration of ongoing program activities and partner communication from headquarters.
    • Provides primary support on program reports and outreach material, particularly drafting reporting deliverables to donors.
    • Closely collaborates with field team, finance and administration, and program staff in conducting proactive financial backstopping and budget tracking.
    • Assists with the review of program work plans and performance monitoring and evaluation plans.
    • Participates in recruitment of potential candidates for field positions.
    • Drafts scopes of work for consultants; prepares consulting agreements and reviews consultant reports.
    • Compiles, distributes and integrates program best practices, lessons learned, success stories and impacts in other programs and across the organization; liaises with Communications team for program outreach and business development purposes.
    • Drafts briefing material/program highlights/reports on civil society for interested parties: funders, donors, academic circles, key decision makers and development professions.
    • Develops and maintains working relationships within and outside Counterpart.
    • Promotes programmatic and interpersonal problem solving.
    • Supports and develops team building in all work spheres.
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international development or other related field; Master’s preferred.
    • Fluency in French and English required.
    • Minimum of three years previous work experience in international development programs, including short or long-term field experience.
    • Previous work experience in civil society programs preferable but not required.
    • Strong internet and computer software skills, including MS Office Suite programs, and web-based research tools.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural and lingual settings.
    • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with attention to detail.
    • Ability to travel to provide short-term technical and administrative support as needed.
    • Strong inter-personal skills.
    • Language proficiency desired



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