UMCOR Sustainable Development - Part-Time Bilingual Program Assistant

Global Ministries

About the organization

Mission is more than you may realize. Global Ministries supports 300 missionaries serving in more than 60 countries. We work to improve global health, operating in more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics worldwide. We seek to alleviate human suffering through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


This position will provide administrative support across UMCOR’s WASH, Food Security/Agriculture, Livelihoods, and special Native American projects portfolios. Day-to-day activities include liaising with program partners, supporting the portfolio grants management processes, and providing operational and clerical support for humanitarian projects spanning 20+ countries


•Monitors day-to-day program-related communications with grantees, ensuring compliance across the grant cycle

•Vets and directs incoming project reports to appropriate interdepartmental staff, ensuring that all components (narrative, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), financial) comply with specifications in UMCOR’s grant agreement policy, and are processed, reviewed, and approved in a timely manner

•Guides new and existing grantees through award, disbursement, and reporting processes, working in tandem with senior program and interdepartmental staff

•Monitors and reviews grant files and documentation from initial request to grant closure

•As part of team, develops/updates subunit technical manuals, training materials, RFPs, grants flow checks and balances, and portfolio collateral materials

•Database platform integration/maintenance/updates for UMCOR/GBGM’s African Agriculture Initiative

•Updates existing tracking tools for grant cycle deliverables and payments



· Extremely detail-oriented, highly organized and adaptable

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Strong skills in organization and project compliance

· Exceptional interpersonal skills, diplomacy and patience

· Proven analytical, critical problem-solving, and decision-making skills essential

· Ability to synthesize and communicate complex information

· Work proactively and independently with minimal supervision

· Ability to communicate well in a variety of settings to function in a diverse workforce

· Understand and respect diverse cultural, religious, and political environments and use diplomacy when working with staff and partners

· Advanced computer skills using MS Office, grants management tools and other databases.

· Strong knowledge of international public and institutional donor grantmaking

· Knowledge of or experience working with institutional donors, such as but not limited to U.S. government (USAID, DOS, etc.), UN agencies, DFID, EU and Global Fund a plus but not required.

· Self-starter, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

· Sense of humor


•Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, in fields of International Development, Public Health, International Relations, and/or Humanitarian Assistance

•Experience working in low-resource, developing country contexts a plus

•Bilingual in French required

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

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.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job