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 South Asia.

The PA reports to the Program Officer (PO). This position will be based with the program team in Washington, DC.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field.
  • 0-1 year of 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 South Asia
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved, including processing payments.
  • Assists in drafting and submitting contracts.
  • 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 Plan, 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 proposals and drafting budgets.
  • Participates in Asia Division-wide initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Bachelors or better in Political Science.



Less than 1 year:

0-1 year of experience in international development or related field. Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Budgeting and procurement experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

How to apply

Please apply via the provided link: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/INT1048/JobBoard/201c19d1-4b06-d159-bba4-6a102267f555/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=6d95f7c9-5316-471d-95be-17023d8d564f

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