Program Staff Assistant (Bilingual Spanish)
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.
This position serves as a Program Staff Assistant assigned to the Office of Grant Making and Portfolio Management. Under the supervision of the Managing Director, 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 Establish and maintain filing systems for proposals and grants that are approved, rejected or withdrawn.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.
· Assemble materials and verbally present information to the office.
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE)
Proficiency in Spanish is required. Proficiency in Portuguese and/or French is highly desirable.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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