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Organization Overview

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a collaborative of leading funders of global transparency and accountability programming. We are committed to development through empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account.

 

TAI provides a platform for funder learning and collaborative action. It is a space to strategize, ask difficult questions, and interrogate evidence. We share knowledge and insights and align funding choices to increase our individual and collective impact.

 

The collaborative currently has seven members served by a Secretariat with three full-time staff based in Washington, DC.

 

More information on TAI is available at our website: www.transparency-initiative.org

 

Position Description

The TAI secretariat is seeking a full-time Program Associate to be based in our Washington, D.C. office, reporting to the Executive Director. This person will be an integral member of our small team working across our program and activities.

 

In executing his/her/their responsibilities, the Program Associate will have the opportunity to gain substantive experience in the dynamic field of transparency and accountability, to strengthen a mix of skills (programmatic, research, facilitation and administrative), and to benefit from close collaboration with a diverse group of funders, philanthropic networks, advocacy organizations, researchers, and policymakers.

 

The ideal candidate must be able to function independently with minimal supervision, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to serve as a reliable and flexible member of a small team. The ideal candidate will also have an appreciation for philanthropy’s role in supporting social change.

 

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your application via Workable at:

https://apply.workable.com/transparency-and-accountability-initiative/j/C32154B9CB/

 

Closing date for application is October 10, 2021.


The application package should include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (no longer than 750 words).

 

The preferred start date for this position is late November 2021.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Programmatic Duties (~60%)

·      Work directly with the Executive Director and Deputy Director on design and delivery of TAI programming as per TAI’s strategy, especially on What We Fund and Funder Landscape pillars.

·      Support TAI senior leadership in drafting content and manage deadline tracking for grant reports and submissions.

·      Contribute to research projects related to the transparency, participation and accountability themes and related philanthropic topics.

·      Represent TAI in field events and conversations and maintain regular dialogue with field actors (including TAI member grantees)

·      Draft remarks, blogs, and presentations for TAI staff and self, as requested.

·      Conduct background research on prospective TAI members.

·      Stay abreast of developments within the transparency, participation and accountability (TPA) field and maintain broad institutional knowledge of TAI members

·      Perform just-in-time research for Members and TAI senior leadership as appropriate and providing candid advice and feedback on documents

·      Manage the TAI Grants Database – update the online database, collect, clean, organize, and analyze data from members

·      Support TAI student fellows.

·      Other duties as assigned.

 

Administrative Duties (~40%)

·      Provide and assist in budgetary oversight via Excel

·      Coordinate contracts management and assist in drafting consultant Terms of Reference when applicable.

·      Identify and implement ways adaptations to Secretariat practices to improve operational efficiency

·      Coordinate logistics for all TAI meetings, including scheduling, collecting and organizing documentation, taking notes and producing summaries, following up with participants, arranging meetings spaces and catering as needed (or working with events coordinators).

·      Schedule meetings, conference calls, other appointments as required.

·      Facilitate monthly team calls to review upcoming outputs (using Wrike project management platform)

·      Assist with other administrative tasks as needed and proofreading public and internal materials.

·      Prepare own expense reimbursement reports and monthly credit card reconciliations.

 

 

Qualifications

·      Very strong attention to detail and organizational skills absolutely necessary, including a strong ability to time manage and coordinate schedules.

·      Can-do, problem-solving attitude and interest in working on a small team.

·      Excellent research and writing skills.

·      Passion for the TAI vision and mission

·      Understanding of international development and good governance issues.

·      Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to a changing context.

·      Able to work effectively and creatively, both independently and within a team.

·      Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with all types of stakeholders and personalities.

·      Experience traveling abroad and independently

 

Education and experience

·      At least 1-2 years of work experience in a professional office environment, preferably at an NGO (or a funder).

·      Demonstrable exposure to and understanding of international relations, international development and good governance related issues (e.g. via a relevant Masters degree program.)  

·      Comfort in working with numbers and with Microsoft Suite programs, especially Excel.

·      U.S. work authorization is required.

 

Compensation

Salary range is $54,000 – 62,000, depending on experience.


 

Proteus Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition.

Organization Overview

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a collaborative of leading funders of global transparency and accountability programming. We are committed to development through empowering citizens to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 10, 2021
  • Education
    M.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

USD 54,000 - USD 62,000

Benefits

 Generous benefits package:

-         Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work

-         Retirement savings account (401K) with organization contribution of 10% of annual salary.

-         Three weeks paid vacation in the first year of work, four weeks in the subsequent years

-         Fifteen sick days per year

-         Three personal days per year

-         Twelve paid holidays

-         Professional development initiatives for growth

-         Paid Family Leave

 Generous benefits package:

-         Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work

-         Retirement savings account (401K) with organization…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Suite 800

How to Apply

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your application via Workable at:

https://apply.workable.com/transparency-and-accountability-initiative/j/C32154B9CB/

 

Closing date for application is October 10, 2021.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your application via Workable at:

https://apply.workable.com/transparency-and-accountability-initiative/j/C32154B9CB/

 

Closing date for…

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