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Program Associate, Citizen Security Job in USA

Country: USA
City: Washington DC
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Program Associate, Citizen Security position available in Creative Associates International. Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, governance and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

The Program Associates performs a wide variety of responsible assignments within their project area by serving as a member of a Headquarters (HQ)-based team and providing regular project backstopping support, traveling internationally for field projects and reconnaissance activities and helping to ensure the successful and compliant implementation of assigned projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide consistent and timely support project teams, especially during project ramp-ups and close- downs
  • Identify opportunities to enhance HQ-field coordination and communication for improved project oversight, support, and management
  • Support key personnel in the field, including mobilizing and demobilizing expatriate key personnel;
  • Support project consultants by developing and monitoring agreements, coordinating travel and logistics, and facilitating payment requests;
  • Support grant management by monitoring and facilitating payment for HQ-managed grants and subcontracts to international organizations;
  • Review and process project-related documentation including invoices, ensuring program files and transactions
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner and/or donor organizations;
  • Work closely with support divisions in HQ including HR, Contracts, Procurement, Field Operations, Communications, and Finance

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and four (4) years or up to six (6) years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree and two (2) years or up to four (4) years of relevant experience;
  • Prior project backstopping experience for a USAID or Department of State project;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).
  • Prior experience in international development in a donor funded setting;
  • Prior experience in developing and monitoring proposal and project budgets;
  • Experience working with consultants and vendors;
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience organizing and managing program/project knowledge/information;
  • Experience supporting small grants programs;
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. government donor regulations;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • One short term technical assignment and/or experience working in a developing country; and
  • Several years of project backstopping experience for U.S. or other government funded projects.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Company NameCreative Associates International
CityWashington DC



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