The National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

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IPD Program Associate

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
Williamsburg, VA Full-time
Posted on March 23, 2019

Legal IPD Program Associate (Re-Advertisement)

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is an independent, non-profit court improvement organization. NCSC International located in Arlington, VA is seeking qualified applicants to fill two (2) Program Associate positions. Positions will support donor-funded justice and security sector programs in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries and Arab/ French speaking Middle Eastern & North African countries. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Associate will assist with program implementation and reporting; review program-related financial reports, wire transfer requests, and vendor invoices; assist with travel arrangements and travel expense reimbursement; and maintain program records and documents. In addition to administrative support, the Program Associate may conduct research to support the development of technical and cost proposals for new programs.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the implementation of donor-funded programs in coordination with field offices, Program Managers, and support divisions;
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of program work plans and technical deliverables;
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly, annual, final, and other program reports;
  • Prepare reconciliations and payment vouchers for field office credit cards, consultant travel expense reimbursements, and vendor invoices, and submit to the Program Manager for approval;
  • Conduct first review of field office financial reports, including verifying account balances, transaction coding, and completeness of supporting documentation for transactions;
  • Make travel arrangements, including approval requests, and airline and hotel reservations;
  • Assist in the recruitment and mobilization of field office staff and consultants;
  • Maintain program records and documents, including project files, donor approvals, consultant and vendor contracts, procurement materials, monitoring and evaluation data, etc.;
  • Conduct research and prepare country profiles or briefing memoranda;
  • Participate in the development of technical and cost proposals for programs related to court excellence, court administration, anti-corruption, access to justice, and gender empowerment; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered for this position applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in international affairs/studies, business, government or other relevant discipline; or equivalent education and experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively perform in the position;
  • Fluency in English and fluency in French and/or Arabic required;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Two years relevant experience in international development, Rule of Law, or related field required;
  • Prior experience supporting development programs in the Middle East and North Africa or in francophone countries, required;
  • Familiarity with USAID and/or U.S. State Department regulations preferred;
  • Ability to prioritize, follow direction, and handle multiple assignments within deadlines;
  • Ability to travel internationally; and
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.