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Program Associate

Vienna, Virginia, US
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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About Us:

We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

Job Title: Program Associate

Department/Location: Global Health, Education, and Economic Growth Practice

Reports To: Director, MERL, Global Health

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: Non-Exempt


The candidate will support the Program Management and Business Development functions at IBTCI, and will work as part of a team supporting field offices and corporate headquarters. Must be fluent in English language, both oral and written, and have full proficiency in MS Office suite. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required. Prior work experience in International Development is a plus. This position is located in Vienna, VA. The successful candidate will serve in this role to primarily support the IBTCI Health, Education, and Economic Growth Practice.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

Providing research and other technical support to Programs including literature reviews, qualitative analysis, quantitative/statistical analysis, indicator reviews, and conducting program-related research support.

Providing communications support to Programs, including writing, editing, formatting, and graphics in preparing technical deliverables, such as reports and presentations.

Providing administrative support, including preparing contract request forms for consultants and field staff, corporate subcontracts, and purchase orders, assisting with recruitment of consultants or field staff, documenting meetings, and assisting with regular reporting and travel logistics.

Supporting business development efforts including recruitment for proposals; proposal management/coordination including deadline enforcement, timeline tracking; drafting requests for information/proposal sections; editing and formatting proposals; scheduling meetings and conference calls for proposals; conducting proposal research as requested.

Maintaining accurate and comprehensive electronic filing of project files, organized intuitively so others unfamiliar with the project can easily locate desired files.

Assist with social media outreach efforts.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

At least one (1) year of related project assistance, coordination, or management professional experience, ideally in the field of international development.

Fluency in oral and written English language; excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines.

Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.

Full proficiency in MS Office suite including Word and PowerPoint.

Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

Proven ability to function as part of and to contribute to a team effort.

Education: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in international affairs, social sciences, or public health.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience and/or familiarity with international development.

Experience using qualitative or quantitative data analysis packages.

Experience with database management or GIS.

Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in French.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: Occasional International Travel may be required.

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building. We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education, energy & Infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at (url removed) (Do not send your resume to this account, for consideration please apply in our career page).
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