Program Staff Assistant (Bilingual Spanish Required)

Inter-American Foundation

About the organization

Excellent opportunity to gain experience in international development and work in the Federal Government!

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent foreign assistance agency that awards grants to non-government and community-based organizations in Latin American and the Caribbean to support innovative, sustainable and participatory grassroots development programs. For further information about the IAF, please visit our website at http://www.iaf.gov.

Duties

This position serves as a Program Staff Assistant assigned to the Office of Grant Making and Portfolio Management. The incumbent provides administrative and grant management support to all aspects of grant making and administration of country portfolios. Duties include:
·Provide administrative and grant management support for all aspects of grant making and administration of country portfolios. Create and assemble grant documents for project review and clearance; prepare grant agreements for obligation of funds; process disbursements; serve as administrative expert on the grant and amendment review and approval process.
· Translate official grant documents and project budget line items and correspondence from English to Spanish, and review for local language accuracy translations.
·Identify, create and manage mechanisms and systems to facilitate agency-wide grant evaluation and approval. Establish and maintain filing systems for proposals and grants that are approved, rejected or withdrawn.
·Make travel and logistical arrangements for assigned staff. Obtain appropriate travel requirements specific to each country of travel for all agency personnel; serve as a liaison between agency, State Department and United States Agency for International Development officials; coordinate with field contractors for staff travel.
·Interact with grantees, contractors, and office personnel in-person and by phone in English and Spanish.

Qualifications

Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE)
Proficiency in Spanish is required. Proficiency in Portuguese, French, and/or Creole is highly desirable.

Salary

GS 5/6/7

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and NCE letter (or DOS) to Kara Rogers at [email protected]

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