Program Coordinator, Center for Applied Learning and Impact Unit

Domestic Washington, District Of Columbia


Who We are 


At IREX we strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people and communities thrive.  


But around the globe, persistent poverty, repression, and injustice prevent too many people form achieving their full potential.  To address these problems, we focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities—and to create persons-to person bridges between nations.  


IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. 


IREX seeks a Program Coordinator to support an anticipated global USAID-funded program that will build the capacity of youth-led and youth-serving organizations to conduct implementation research and use research results to strengthen the effectiveness and impact of their work across sectors (including education, employment, civic engagement, sexual and reproductive health and rights, agriculture and food security, environment, water, and social inclusion). Ultimately, the program will support youth to conduct quality research and leverage evidence and learning to engage adult decision-makers and drive data-informed development.  


We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and actively recruiting, developing, and retaining talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We recognize that people bring different strengths and experience and we welcome people from all experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. 


Are you the next member of our team? 



Who You Are 


You are passionate about international development and particularly about how learning, data, and evidence can strengthen inclusive youth development programs around the globe so that development bring about tangible results for youth and communities. You have experience working with youth and a passion for positioning them to lead. You enjoy collaborating virtually with large and diverse, global teams and serving as a Home Office point of contact for project management and administration. You are proactive and creative and have experience writing reports, stories, and other documents for development projects.  


You are curious, creative, and bring a learning mindset to your work. You are comfortable with digital platforms for collaboration and communication, Microsoft products including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and you have clear and succinct oral and written communication skills. You have outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills including empathy, listening skills, and skills for collaborationYou are fluent in English and may have proficiency in another language as well. 


You are enthusiastic about using your project management skills, while building your own skills and experience in methodologies in research for development and in approaches to build capacity for local organizations. You are detail-oriented and able to manage timelines and deadlines and help your colleagues stay on track. 


You have 2+ years of work experience, which may include a combination of part-time, internships, etc, and a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a demonstrated interest in international development, research, and youth development. You are a U.S. citizen or have proof of valid U.S. work permit. We recognize people bring different strengths and experience and won’t uniformly meet each category. 



Your Daily Tasks 

  • Be a member of a creative, results-focused global team that supports youth and youth-serving/youth-led organizations to conduct high quality research, use data and learnings to improve cross-sectoral youth development programs, and leverage evidence and learning to drive data-informed development.  
  • Provide backstopping support to global USAID-funded research activity focused on cross-sectoral youth development. Backstopping support includes programmatic, financial, subgrant, and administrative support. 
  • Maintain familiarity with project workplan, priorities, work streams, and deadlines. Help a global team stay on track with deliverables and deadlines. Coordinate meetings, workshops, and other types of collaboration. 
  • Provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, and other products.  
  • Support recruitment/identification of consultants including technical experts. 
  • Maintain program records, particularly related to partners and participating youth-led and youth serving organizations, their activities, and capacity-building support that they receive. 
  • Provide logistic support for all program needs, may include event planning, travel arrangements, schedule meetings, etc.  
  • Support program internal and external communication; tasks may include network management and activation, draft written communications, contribute to program communication tools (newsletters) and social media efforts.  
  • Coordinate subgrant management tasks with attention to detail and compliance with IREX and USG policies and regulations. 
  • Accurately perform financial administration tasks. Develop a sound understanding of the purpose and reason for each required task consistent with policies. 
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis if assigned.  


IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. 

Successful candidates are subject to background screenings 

This position is eligible for Telework. 

This position is not ineligible for Immigration Sponsorship 


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. 

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled