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Program Associate 1, Civil Sociey & Education  

About the Organization Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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Program Associate I (Program Administration) - Civil Society and Education Group

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Program Associate I for its Civil Society & Education (CSE) Group. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.


Winrock is a recognized leader in US and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-focused organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves on being a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.


Applicants should go to and submit a current resume, cover letter, and reference contacts to the attention of PA1CSE by August 21, 2017.

Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.



POSITION TITLE: Program Associate I (Program Administration)

LOCATION: Arlington, VA

DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement and Social Equity (CESE) Unit

REPORTS TO: CESE Program Officers

STATUS: Full-time, exempt


The Program Associate will support financial and administrative management of a privately funded development project working to reduce and prevent child labor in four countries, as well as provide support across the Civil Society and Education team. In particular, the PA should possess financial acumen and strong business and analytical abilities (especially with budgets and financial reports) as well as being detail-oriented. An ideal candidate would have experience working at INGOs, experience with creating and managing budgets, preparing and reviewing financial reports, analyzing project financials, experience managing audits, and familiarity with HR and Procurement practices. Responsibilities will also include contributing to proposal development efforts to assist in securing new programs and funding for the Winrock's work.


Project Financial Management, Planning, and Analysis (65%)

  • Work with in-country and Home Office project staff to monitor budget expenditures against budgets and forecasts using effective tools for analysis and identification of issues related to performance and risks.
  • Work with project teams across multiple countries to develop systems, reporting, and financial/administration solutions that are effective at both a local and project level.
  • Review monthly field office financial reports and wire requests and ensure correct coding of all project expenses.
  • Prepare forecast budgets for donor and internal reporting.
  • Review and analyze project annual, subaward, and activity budgets for accuracy, compliance, and strategic recommendations to project and CSE staff.
  • Review and ensure compliance with Winrock processes, templates, formats, content requirements for budgets related to subawards, contracts, procurements, and other administrative actions.
  • Liaise with Winrock and donor finance units as needed to understand policies and processes and ensure that project-related budget and expenditure information is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Provide technical inputs on financial issues related to projects, when applicable (e.g., project finance analysis, financial viability, and ROI analysis).

  • Work with Program Officers, Operations, and Finance to address administrative issues that surface in the field and require home office attention.
  • Develop consulting agreements and review consultant expense reports.

  • Develop subcontract, purchase orders, and other agreements to support project implementation.

  • Support project managers on audits, inventory, staffing, local compensation plans and other operations/administrative matters through assistance with ToRs, document review of, and accessing Winrock, external technical, and other resources.

Financial and Administrative Support for the CSE Group (20%)

  • Assist with the development of budget and forecasting tools and processes and provide necessary training and support to CSE in the Home Office and in project offices abroad.
  • Develop reporting and analysis solutions for communicating key project financial information to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Train/coach others on relevant/appropriate financial processes.
  • Facilitate onboarding of consultants and new staff by supporting the development of appropriate agreements, verifying biographical information, and other relevant tasks as assigned.

New Business Support (15%)

  • Support the development and review of cost/budget sections during proposal preparation.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Non-profit Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field required. Master's degree preferred.


  • 2-4 years of international development/non-profit experience required, with experience in Africa and/or Asia preferred

  • Relevant experience a plus in technical areas mentioned above

  • Demonstrated skills in project planning and budgeting

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in English required; proficiency in additional languages highly desired (French and Portuguese are especially relevant)

  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times

  • Proficiency in institutional supported software (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; SharePoint experience preferred)

  • Facility working with multiple teams in-person and across countries/time zones and connecting with people remotely via email, Skype, phone, or other to accomplish results

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take leadership as appropriate

  • Highly organized with ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and manage multiple tasks while ensuring quality work

  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Project management certification a plus

Other: Does not require sponsorship to work in the US.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, caste, tribe, age (40 or older), disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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