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July 02, 2013

Global Program Operations Officer, New Haven, CT


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

Position Summary:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the newly created position of Global Program Operations Officer for the Proposal Development and Analysis unit. The Officer will help coordinate new proposal submissions and provide support during the proposal development and proposal submission process. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with strong organizational and communication skills, who is eager to be a part of a rapidly growing and changing organization working on cutting-edge development issues. This position represents a unique opportunity to work closely with researchers at top academic institutions, and to become familiar with new business development functions at a top international non-profit. This position is integral to the business development goals of IPA.

Coordinate and support new proposal development:
Support Principal Investigators, Country Programs and Manager, Global Program Operations in preparing new funding proposals
Coordinate budget development and approval with Country Offices
Conduct budget review for new proposals
Work closely with the Manager, Global Program Operations and Project Development team in coordinating new submissions and liaising with Principal investigators
Conduct pre-award negotiations with donors and other stakeholders involved in the contracting process
Executive assorted administrative tasks associated with proposal development, submission and pre-award negotiations

Duties also include the following:

Provide technical support to Country Offices using appropriate policies and procedures
Facilitate cross functional communication and serve as an essential resource to the Global Program Operations and Executive Departments
Perform other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree with 0-3 years experience working in a fast-paced environment
Experience with an international non-profit or academic institution desirable;
Interest in the field of international development and poverty alleviation desirable
Experience with new business development desirable but not required;
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently;
Ability to manage several projects concurrently; and
Excellent skills in written and oral communication.

How to Apply:

Please follow the application instructions below. Any applications or CVs submitted outside this process will not be considered. Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

1. Send an email to jobs-hr@poverty-action.org and cc jobs@poverty-action.org, following these instructions:

In the subject line: Copy the following position line: 100956IPAUSA, Global Program Operations
Attachments: Please attach Only your CV and cover letter
In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name
2. Qualified candidates: Please submit an application through J-PAL’s common application, indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 4" position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these materials, if requested.

3. Fill out our EEO-1 Voluntary Self Identification Form.

Posted by sjadrich at July 2, 2013 10:43 AM


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