Program Associate, Northeast Asia - Tenders Global

Program Associate, Northeast Asia

IRI Washington DC

Job Description:

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:

– We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people.

– 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.

– We believe in open communication and clear decision-making.

Accountability –
We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

Based in Washington, DC 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 Northeast Asia.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations or related field.
  • 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills.
  • International experience preferred.
  • Ability to speak a regional language—Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Uyghur, etc.—is a plus.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Tracks and follows-up on pending procurement requests, approvals and monitoring once approved. Updates budget tracker; cross-reference with program status report on monthly basis and interacts with accounting staff.
  • Supports drafting quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.
  • Handles travel for portfolio programs, including ensuring the receipt and recording of approvals and maintaining the Travel Tracker and in compliance with funder requirements.
  • Compiles and facilitates submission of contract packages.
  • Serves as point of contact for request for proposal (RFP) solicitations and compiles submitted materials for the RFP evaluation process.
  • Updates program databases, contract trackers, etc.
  • Compiles briefing books for trainers.
  • Maintains project documents in online filing system.
  • Provides logistical support for DC meetings and events for the Asia Division.
  • Supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Less than 1 year(s): 0-1 years of experience in international development or related field

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)

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