Senior Program Associate, Environment and Energy

Winrock International

About the organization

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Duties

- Support home office management and administrative oversight of international projects, including contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants  
- Review monthly financial reports and wire requests and provide feedback to Program Manager or Senior Program Manager and in-country staff 
- Ensure documentation for project activities is complete, compliant with donor/client requirements, and properly filed on internal systems
- Maintain, and update project management trackers
- Draft subawards and procurement documents, as needed, and route them through Winrock’s approval process
- Oversee and report on work of subawardees and consultants, including technical and financial performance 
- Copyedit, format and contribute to technical reports and deliverables
- Track budgets, obligations, and subawards, and flag issues for in-country staff and home office management 
- Liaise with home office support units dedicated to procurement, finance, travel, or contract/award management to provide solutions and guidance to in-country staff.
- Travel to developing countries to conduct training, oversight, monitoring, and relationship building 
- Support new business proposals, working with multi-disciplinary teams from the programs, new business, and cost and pricing units 
- Assist organizing and facilitating internal and external meetings, take minutes and ensure follow-up of decisions.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

This position has a salary range between $64,000 with most candidates falling at the mid-point of the range. Winrock provides an excellent benefits package including a 10% 403b annual contribution, excellent health care coverage and PTO/holiday leave plans.

Qualifications

Education:
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, climate change, renewable energy, or other related field required. Master’s degree preferred.  

Experience:
- Minimum two years of relevant experience in program coordination, administration, or logistical support.
- Experience working on United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded programs preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in international development via previous work/volunteer experience and/or academic coursework/research.

Skills:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills to contribute to project management, donor and partner relations, and new business development content.
- Able to communicate in a clear, professional, and positive manner with a variety of team members, in-country staff and various stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment with respect for diversity. 
- Excellent organizational skills essential, including ability to coordinate a variety of tasks independently, meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure, and work as team player.
- Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times.
- Effective use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and other technologies essential to doing business. 
- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and adapt to changing situations.

Salary

$64,000

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