Program Associate, Humanitarian Practice

Program Associate, Humanitarian Practice

Program Associate, Humanitarian Practice

Program Associate, Humanitarian Practice

featured job
March 22, 2024
Washington, D.C.
Position type
Experience (minimum)
Not specified
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
$40,000 - 50,000


Job Title:                         Program Associate, Practice

Reports to:                     Senior Program Manager, Humanitarian Practice

FLSA Status:                   Exempt

Classification:                Regular, Full time

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 Summary

The Program Associate for Humanitarian Practice supports InterAction’s Country Response Working Groups and the HPP-Practice team through communication with members, facilitating and/or taking notes for working group meetings, conduct research and analyze data. The Program Associate will support collective advocacy initiatives to country responses, colleagues, working group co-chairs and members to develop policy and programmatic briefing documents, and produce other relevant outputs that contribute to InterAction’s country working group and broader operational response priorities.

This position resides within InterAction’s Humanitarian Practice Team within the Humanitarian Policy and Practice Department, reports to the Sr. Program Manager for Humanitarian Practice, and collaborates with InterAction staff across its various internal teams; as well as with InterAction country working group members.”


Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Sr. Program Manager for Practice, facilitate the work of select InterAction Humanitarian Working Groups and lead on specific work streams and activities, including facilitation of InterAction Working Groups and Member Check-ins as relevant. Ensuring the timely and efficient flow of information in support of InterAction members and working groups.
  • Organize annual work planning cycles and regular meetings; prepare materials such as policy and programmatic briefing documents, situation updates and formal correspondence in support of working group activities; craft agendas; maintain participant lists, and track and disseminate action points.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for Humanitarian Working group learning and engagement on humanitarian priorities.
  • Under the direction of the Sr. Program Manager for Practice, liaise with external counterparts in the US government, UN agencies and other NGO consortia regarding HPP and its work, and to facilitate inter-agency liaison, coordination, and collaboration.
  • Support the organization of workshops, roundtable discussions, and other events and meetings in close collaboration with other HPP staff and members domestically and internationally.
  • Ensure timely support to InterAction NGO member staff, including responding to member inquiries regarding InterAction’s working groups, key issues, and contexts of concern.
  • Maintain up to date HPP-Practice email lists for relevant thematic issues and countries. Write, edit, vet, and disseminate email communications for the lists from the HPPC email accounts.
  • Provide grant proposal and report writing support, as requested, with order, clarity, style, and consistent terminology.
  • Be an active member of InterAction’s HPP team and promote collaboration with other InterAction teams.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship on InterAction systems and procedures to new HPP staff, including the engagement trackers and other monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Provide logistical and research support for humanitarian practice team field missions.
  • Complete administrative tasks related to liaising with the finance and administrative team.
  • Engage with InterAction Intern Working Group to ensure coordination across teams related to intern programming and be actively involved in InterAction-wide intern career development programming and resources.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Assist and support members of the Practice Team on an as-needed basis.


Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience working as part of a team and facilitating cross-team collaboration.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong commitment to InterAction’s mission and values.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in related field or illustrated relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of international issues (preferably Middle East & Africa), particularly those related to the field of humanitarian response in armed conflict and natural disaster.
  • Experience and interest in advocacy and communications strategy development and implementation.
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools.



Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This position does not supervise employees.



Minimum salary $45,000 per year. Additionally, InterAction offers an excellent benefits package.


To Apply: 

All qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in their application to be considered for the role. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Work Environment:  

  • Hybrid work environment in headquarter office located in downtown Washington, DC
  • Approximately 20% domestic travel required.


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.


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 for this job, please login to NGO Job Board.

Related Jobs


NGO Job Board

Pin It on Pinterest

Social Share This Post