Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Washington DC

Program Coordinator

Position Summary:

Program Coordinator will provide administrative backstopping support from CNFA Headquarters (HQ) in Washington, D.C. Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, the Program Coordinator will work on a dynamic team to support CNFA’s portfolio of agricultural development programs based in Francophone West Africa. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Support the function of liaising between projects and CNFA HQ in Washington, DC;
  • Provide quality control in the preparation of work plans, budgets, regular updates and progress reports, and other major project deliverables;
  • Support the Program Officer/ Senior Program Officer/Director- Programs in overseeing operational and programmatic success;
  • Support the project implementation progress in relation to budgets, including monitoring and advising on project expenditure adjustment plans when necessary;
  • Monitor the project to ensure agreement compliance, programmatically and financially, as well as timely achievement of project deliverables;
  • Assist with preparation of contractual approval requests;
  • Assist communications staff in developing and maintaining promotional content for project and CNFA websites;
  • Assist in the development of monthly programs success story development and reporting;
  • Facilitate procurement of visas for travelers;
  • Draft scopes of work for consultants and timetables for the design and implementation of specific consultancy mandates; participate in recruitment of highly qualified consultants;
  • Assist CNFA’s recruitment team in the identification and retention of key employees, including local staff;
  • Collaborate with the Program Development Team to identify, attract and secure new business;
  • Travel for site visits to assist in field office work efforts, complete general evaluations of program progress and potential

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related field.  Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Preferred experience working with international development projects/programs, focused on enterprise development, agriculture and/or agribusiness;
  • Knowledge of USAID (and/or other donor) program planning cycles, agreement rules and regulations, and reporting;
  • Strong conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to initiate and organize work while establishing priorities in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to meet deadlines with attention to detail;
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships to gain support and achieve results;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to work in an environment with international objectives;
  • Fluency in French is required;
  • Ability to be flexible and interpersonal skills to interact with employees at all levels; and
  • Ability to travel as required;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
  • Current US work authorization. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.