Program Coordinator At International Lifeline Fund

The International Lifeline Fund (“Lifeline”) seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to join its D.C.-based leadership team. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and multi-talented individual to help guide core operations, oversee programming and make a difference working with an innovative sustainable development organization focused on expanding access to clean water and energy solutions in the developing world.

Position Description: The Program Coordinator supports the in-country Program Teams to ensure that programmatic objectives are met and that Lifeline’s activities grow and evolve in a manner consistent with its long-term ambitions. The Program Coordinator also assists the Leadership team in cultivating strategic partnerships, developing funding opportunities and promoting Lifeline’s activities and achievements within the sector.

Core Responsibilities:


· Formulate objectives for all Lifeline Programs in collaboration with Program and Development teams and implement plans to meet stated objectives;

· Review work plans and monthly program reports, assign work to Program teams, and monitoring project life cycles to ensure milestones are met;

· Maintain regular, open and effective communication with in-country staff;

· Review, edit and finalize project reports, providing feedback to project leads and communicating with funders to ensure all requirements are met;

· Ensure that program activity and budget benchmarks are met within their established time frames;

· Provide primary backstopping for each Program;

· Support M&E team in monitoring programs, setting learning objectives and assessing outcomes.

Development & Strategic Partnerships

· Assist the Development Director in identifying industry trends and pursuing strategic partnerships that can maximize Lifeline’s status within the sector;

· Represent Lifeline at professional forums, advocacy/policy working groups, workshops and other events relevant to Lifeline programs;

· Assist in developing and preparing proposals as needed;

· Contribute to thought leadership on organizational strategy.


· Coordinate with Communications, Development and Program teams to ensure timely and relevant messaging that aligns with strategic objectives and implementation plans;**

· Support Communications team in preparation of promotional materials, program summaries and reports.


· Demonstrated programmatic experience in the non-profit/humanitarian and/or development/social enterprise sectors, including overseas field experience;

· Demonstrated managerial experience and leadership ability, preferably in the non-profit/humanitarian and/or development/social enterprise sectors.

· Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships, collaborate with individuals in a culturally diverse setting and build consensus;

· Superior writing ability with experience in grant/proposal and/or report writing preferred;

· Strong oral communication, advocacy and networking skills;

· Excellent organizational abilities;

· Ability to multi-task while still maintaining a strong sense of focus;

· Experience in quantitative and qualitative M&E a plus;

· B.A. or B.S. from a nationally accredited college or university;

· Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Suite products, Prezi and/or other presentation tools.

How to apply

Please send an email to [email protected] attaching the following documents:

  1. A cover letter clearly explaining your interest in, and how your experience and abilities makes you suited for, the position.
  2. A copy of your resume.

Location: Continental United States – Washington, D.C. area preferred

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September 2023