Program Associate, Global Programs

Washington, DC
Full Time
Global Programs
Mid Level

Company Overview:  

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.  

Position:  Program Associate, Global Programs 
Reports to:  Senior Program Manager, Global Programs  

Scope:   CIPE is seeking a full-time, non-exempt Washington, D.C.-based Program Associate on the Global Programs team. As part of a team reporting to the Program Director, the Program Associate will be responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support on thematic topics covering democratic governance, market reform, business advocacy, and other timely issues. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the role the private sector plays in advancing democratic and economic development.  



  • Work with the Program staff in the Global department to coordinate project deliverables and activities, which typically includes: 

  • Drafting and editing reports, proposals, and other documents for submission to donor agencies. 

  • Tracking project outcomes using strong data collection and documentation practices. Assisting local partners to ensure high quality deliverables, including financial and narrative reports. 

  • Monitoring grantee, contractors, and consultants’ performance to ensure quality control in full compliance with procurement policies, financial reporting requirements, and evaluation plans. 

  • Coordinating regular meetings, including moderating discussions, drafting agendas, and tracking action items for domestic and international staff and partners. 

  • Collaborating with multiple CIPE departments to achieve programmatic goals, including Centers of Excellence, Regional teams and field Offices, Communications, and Grants and Finance. 

  • Build and maintain a strong understanding of thematic topics in the Global Programs portfolio and CIPE’s broader work in different regions by regularly interacting with regional and country office staff.  

  • Monitor key events and trends related to thematic topics in the Global Programs portfolio and analyze how they create opportunities for advancing CIPE’s mission and goals.  


  • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and training of new staff members and temporary staff. 


  • Monitor and track project balances, payments, accounting documents, travel expense reports, and documents for signature in close coordination with the Finance Program Associate and Grants and Finance teams. 


  • Develop and maintain programmatic, financial, correspondence, and contract files. 

  • Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements and logistics.  

  • As needed, coordinate translation of partner documents or other programmatic materials. 

  • Adhere to appropriate CIPE and donor policies and procedures. 

Other duties may include the following: 

  • Perform subject matter specific research as needed. 

  • Manage or contribute to public outreach and communications, which may include writing blogs and drafting promotional materials, in collaboration with the Communications Associate and Communications department. 

  • Support planning and executing internal and external events, including writing announcements and invitations, coordinating guests, and publicizing on social media, in collaboration with the Communications Associate and Communications department.    

  • Support new business development opportunities. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or years of equivalent experience required in one of the following or equivalent fields: International Relations, International Business, International Development, Political Science, or Public Policy  

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience required  

  • Superb English writing and editing skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, and communication skills   

  • Strong research, critical thinking, and analytical abilities  

  • Ability to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively    

  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision  

  • Strong financial acumen and ability to develop and monitor project budgets 

  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment, across time zones and in a hybrid format  

  • High degree of cross-cultural competence 

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Office 

  • Fluency or advanced competency in a second language is beneficial, but not required  

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and marital status or any other legally protected class or characteristic covered by applicable law.  CIPE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. CIPE believes diversity and inclusion across our organization is critical to our programs, mission, and success as a globally operating business. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool.

Employee’s Responsibility in an Emergency

The employee is expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of fellow

employees including evacuation of the building.

Applications will be accepted, and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations.  


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