Program Associate, Global Development, Policy, and Learning

Program Associate, Global Development, Policy, and Learning

Program Associate, Global Development, Policy, and Learning

Program Associate, Global Development, Policy, and Learning

January 23, 2024
Washington, D.C.
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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, Global Development, Policy, and Learning


About InterAction: 

InterAction is the largest U.S.-based alliance of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners. Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, we mobilize our Members to think and act collectively to serve the world’s poor and vulnerable, with a shared belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. Using our collective voice and convening power, we seek to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change.


Our Members are premier international global development, humanitarian, and sector-supporting organizations that work in almost every country and manage more than $15.4 billion in programs annually. InterAction’s revenues come from dues, government, private foundation and corporate grants, and fee-for-service programs. Additional information can be found at


Position Description  


InterAction’s Global Development, Policy, and Learning Team seeks a motivated individual with a passion for global change. InterAction and its Members advocate for funding of poverty-focused development programs and humanitarian relief, while also engaging on issues like democracy, rights, and governance; climate adaptation; food security, nutrition, and agriculture; water, sanitation, and hygiene; shrinking civil society space; and humanitarian access.


This role supports the overall advocacy efforts of the team by providing logistical and administrative support across a range of issues. The program associate will: organize meetings, briefings, and other events; prepare meeting materials and notes; research and draft papers on development practice; and share official communications with InterAction Members and other key actors. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic coalition, engage on a wide range of development issues, facilitate opportunities for the Members, and meet with Congressional staff.




Position Type 




Essential Functions:  


  • Provide administrative and research support to InterAction team members.
  • Track proposed pieces of U.S. legislation and Congressional action on global development and US foreign assistance issues.
  • Help coordinate nonprofit advocacy and education outreach efforts toward policymakers, members of congress, and congressional staff.
  • Seek and consolidate input from InterAction members in efforts to develop and distribute advocacy and educational materials.
  • Draft blog posts, statements, background papers, and talking points.
  • Coordinate InterAction events and meetings with NGO community, U.S. government officials and other global actors, to include elements like scheduling, managing virtual participation, notetaking and action item dissemination, etc.
  • Support tracking and analysis of InterAction public policy team’s advocacy data and goals. This includes engagements with Congress and the Administration and legislative actions related to foreign assistance.
  • In coordination with other InterAction staff, represent InterAction and its membership with external stakeholders and forums; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications and Skills: 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on international development, political science, international relations, international law, conflict studies or similar fields; OR equivalent work experience.
  • Working as part of a team and facilitating cross-team collaboration. Ability to follow through on tasks and responsibilities proactively.
  • Strong organizing, coordination, and project management skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, adapt, and manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and genuine interest in, InterAction's core values and mission.


Desired Qualifications and Skills 


  • Experience in organizing and supporting workshops and meetings.
  • Previous internship or professional experience with congressional advocacy or an NGO.
  • Previous experience with, U.S. Congress, politics, U.S. foreign assistance agencies, international development and the NGO sector.
  • Experience with advocacy and communications work.


Supervisory Responsibilities 


This position does not supervise employees.




Starting at $45,000.  InterAction additionally offers an excellent benefits package.


Expected Start Date 


As soon as possible


Reports To 


Interim Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs






In addition:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.


There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.


InterAction does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of InterAction and InterAction will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.


To Apply:  


Please use the apply button to submit a cover letter and resume.


Position will remain open until filled, but applications received before January 31, are preferred.


Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.


Due to the volume of interest, only candidates considered will be contacted. Please - no phone calls.

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