Program Associate

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Education For Employment
Washington, DC
Published 24 days ago

Program Associate Responsibilities

The Program Associate will provide grant writing, programmatic and administrative

support to the EFE-Global and EFE Affiliate teams as they build sustainable

local non-profit organizations. Support to Affiliates in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

will be the initial focus but may evolve over time.  Specific responsibilities of this position

include, but are not limited to, the following:

Grant Writing & Business Development·      

Contribute to grant the application process for government, foundation, corporate and individual

donors. ·      

Draft concept notes, proposals, project work plans, and other supporting documentation for

grant applications.    

Perform research on government, foundation, corporate, and individual grant programs in order to

evaluate potential grant opportunities. 

Perform targeted research on country sectors, development initiatives, and statistics to

strengthen grant proposals.·      

Draft and edit programmatic reports and updates for donors as required by grant agreements.

Collaborate with the Program Team and Communications & Brand Manager to provide stewardship

to current donors by providing regular written updates, success stories, and photos.

Manage and update EFE’s database of partners and donors on Salesforce.

Programmatic Support

Support the Director of Gulf Programs in managing programs/projects and partnerships in accordance with EFE’s annual work plan and project requirements.

Provide support to Affiliate staff members in key areas including report writing, compliance

with grant requirements, communications, and proposal development, among others.

Coordinate and organize program-related meetings and events. Develop PowerPoint presentations

and other meeting prep materials and take notes during meetings.

Provide support for Affiliates in Egypt and Saudi Arabia on Learning Management System and

Salesforce adoption.

Review programmatic expense reports and track budget-to-actual expenditures.

Coordinate check-in calls with Affiliates and partners, draft correspondence, manage contacts, etc.

Supervise Gulf Programs intern(s) and serve as a point of contact for summer interns.

Coordinate larger projects and processes under the supervision of the Director of Programs.

Administrative, Financial, and Logistical Support

Submission of proper supporting documents and requests for payments to the finance department and filing of documents in the required formats and standards.

Support travel arrangements for EFE staff, including making flight and hotel reservations, preparing travel authorizations, securing visas, and other documents.

Administrative and logistical support to conduct meetings, conferences, workshops, and training


Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of project and administrative documents.

Organizational Strategy

Tasks and projects with the intent of supporting the entire EFE network as well as the EFE 2025 Strategy. This includes: thank you notes, organizing board meetings, policy development, event planning, and meeting prep.

Qualification, Skill, and Knowledge Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role

o Experience writing grants for non-profit organizations

o  Knowledge producing large, complex government proposals as well as foundation and corporate proposals preferred.

o  Ability to relate program budgets to grant narratives.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write persuasively, clearly, and


·    Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and ability to collaborate effectively across multiple stakeholders.

·       Knowledge of and/or experience living or working in the Middle East and North Africa preferred.

·       Arabic or French language skills preferred.

·  Ability to be flexible, well-organized, and work effectively in a team.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Program Associate Responsibilities

The Program Associate will provide grant writing, programmatic and administrative

support to the EFE-Global and EFE Affiliate teams as they build sustainable

local non-profit organizations…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Arabic or French language skills preferred.

Arabic or French language skills preferred.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1660 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

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