Program Coordinator – Global Health Policy

Center for Global Development Programme coordinator
Location Washington DC, United States
Application deadline 15 April 2021
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary USD48,000
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The Center for Global Development (CGD) is an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC.

The role

The position will provide high quality day-to-day support to the Director of Global Health Policy in a broad array of functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong project management, analytical and writing skills. Experience working on issues related to international development and/or global health is desired. This position would suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a global development think tank.

Key roles and responsibilities


  • Coordinate management tasks of the Global Health Policy Program in collaboration with colleagues based in in CGD’s London office. Responsibilities include organizing and  coordinating the global health team’s workflow; overseeing and monitoring the status of  ongoing project deliverables; managing consultant and sub-grant contracting processes; tracking program expenditures; and preparing grant reports and new funding proposals.
  • Plan and organize internal meetings, in collaboration with various internal teams. Manage logistics for all aspects of public and private virtual events, roundtables, and workshops.
  • Perform basic day-to-day research tasks, including but not limited to literature reviews, background research for CGD publications including preparation of figures and tables, creating presentations, etc. (approx. 25% of time).
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of the team.

Experience and skills

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field required.
  • 1-2 years professional experience in international development is preferred but not required.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail a necessity.
  • Ability to advance tasks and projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. An ability to see ahead and think strategically is essential.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Poise and can-do attitude. Comfort working as an individual, with small groups, and with senior staff. Ability to work on projects spanning different time zones and cultural contexts.

The following qualifications and skills would be a plus:

  • Previous experience in project and/or grant management.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce.
  • Experience and interest in global health