The Academic Programs Team within the Global Connections Department at FHI 360 implements a portfolio of projects, including English Language Capacity Development, Scholarship Administration, Study Abroad in the United States, and Scholarship Recruitment. Projects are funded by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated through the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination, the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, as well as, the U.S. Embassies and Consulates, in Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan. Our programming impacts the lives of young leaders from disadvantaged communities from throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and South and Central Asian regions. Our team prioritizes student centered teaching and learning, the development of cross-cultural competencies, including tolerance and inclusion of difference, and civic engagement with a focus on reflective, experiential learning.

The Program and Technical Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative, programmatic, and logistical support. They will work as part of a collaborative team that ensures outcomes and quality programs across multiple projects.

Eastern time zone working hours are required for this position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide day to day administrative support for the academic program team that may include coordination of procurement and tracking expenses
  • Reviewing program reports, financial requests, and facilitating the payment process
  • Reviewing program proposals and assisting with the set-up of service agreements
  • Ensure integrity of project data though use of tracking tools and adherence to documentation protocols
  • Review program data and documentation in SharePoint, ensuring file management adheres to protocols
  • Coordinates and maintains records management and serve as a primary resource for assistance to the academic team
  • Assist with travel and other logistics for academic program exchanges, visits and staff travel as necessary
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification:

  • Associate’s Degree or its International Equivalent in finance, education, TESOL, behavioral, life/social sciences, international development, human development, or related field
  • 0-2 years of work experience; prior work experience in an office setting (including remote) is strongly preferred
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff
  • Prior finance experience, especially proficiency in Costpoint, is preferred but not required
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English
  • Ability to work well in a team and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Prior experience in a non- governmental organization (NGO) preferred
  • This position has no supervisory responsibility but requires independent judgment to determine workflow and priorities

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

The expected US-Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidates FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $38,000 – $56,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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