Program coordinator (migration, displacement, humanitarian policy)

Center for Global Development
Location Washington DC
Application deadline 13 February 2020
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary USD48,000 plus benefits
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The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a program coordinator to support the work of the Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy (MDHP) program. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong administrative, writing, and communications skills, as well as a track-record and capacity for teamwork.

The role

The Program Coordinator will contribute to MDHP’s work through a mixture of coordination/organizational tasks, policy outreach, research, and writing activities. S/he will support and participate in ongoing and future research projects related to migration, refugee, and humanitarian policy issues.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Manage program workflow and protocols, including maintaining Salesforce reports, tracking and reporting on program impacts, scheduling internal and external meetings, writing agendas, taking notes and ensuring timely and appropriate follow up.
  • Lead event planning and coordination for public and private events and conferences in DC and abroad, interfacing with high-level stakeholders.
  • Manage program director’s schedule, travel, and email requests, including by gathering, summarizing, and prioritizing information needed to make decisions and respond to requests.
  • Prepare talking points and background materials for fellows’ media and speaking engagements.
  • Coordinate with CGD’s fundraising team by leading on grants management, including tracking and reporting on deliverables, drafting grant reports, and planning funder communications and prospecting.
  • Track and project program expenditures and manage contracts and payments for vendors and consultants and coordinate with consultants on deliverables.
  • Coordinate with CGD’s communications team on publication timelines, peer review processes, web pages, media engagement, promotional plans, and by drafting program newsletters.
  • Track and summarize news, research, and policy developments on migration, displacement, and humanitarian issues.
  • Perform background research and collaborate with MDHP researchers and the communications team to draft blogs and policy outreach materials. Areas of focus include: the effect of migration on local economies and societies, drivers of migration, and policy tools for managing future migration flows, protracted displacement situations, economic inclusion and self-reliance of refugees, and social cohesion among forcibly displaced and host populations.
  • Prepare travel arrangements (domestic and international). Create detailed itineraries and instructions to manage logistics, secures travel visas and manage travel expenses and reimbursements.
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping and support the assistant director and senior associate for policy outreach to cultivate new relationships and partnerships.

Experience and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, political science, public policy, or a related field.
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in related field preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity and interest in migration, refugee, and humanitarian policy issues.
  • Confidence and can-do attitude. Ability to advance projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Proven ability to be a team player and successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while exercising good judgement.
  • Poise, confidence and meticulous organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.