The International Eye Foundation (IEF) seeks to hire a Project Assistant Coordinator to support ongoing signature eye health programs. The Project Assistant Coordinator works in direct coordination with the President & CEO and senior staff to support the implementation of the following key interventions:
1. USAID's Child Blindness Program (CBP) – a five-year USAID-funded global pediatric eye health program where IEF is a subcontractor to Integrative Sciences (prime contractor).
2. SightReach Management program (SRM) – a program to develop eye hospitals' efficiency and sustainability in developing nations.
3. Onchocercias Control Program (OC) – a community-based program to control onchocerciasis (river blindness).
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Title: Project Assistant Coordinator
Reports to: President & CEO
Location: Kensington, Maryland
Anticipated Start Date: February 202
USAID's Child Blindness Program (75%)
In coordination with IEF senior management and the Technical Advisory Group (TAG):
- Coordinate day-to-day communications in support of program efforts as assigned.
- Participate in program meetings, webinars, training, and other related activities.
- Manage documentation and filing specific to CBP (electronic and paper records).
- Support the TAG in completing grant-specific activities, including but not limited to the review of Letters of Interest, Full Applications, and preparation for the Review and Evaluation Committee (REC).
- Assist the TAG members with documenting grant negotiation and award processes, monitoring grantee technical implementation efforts, reports, and virtual site visits as assigned.
- Support the TAG in drafting quarterly and annual program reports, work plans, presentations, informational and training webinars, and other program deliverables.
- Support the TAG in the completion of quarterly and annual budget projections.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Sight Reach Management and Other Health Programs (25%)
Assist the IEF project team in maintaining monitoring, evaluation, and quality reporting:
- Coordinate, update, and maintain project portfolios (awards, contracts, work plans, budgets, progress reports) and electronic and paper files.
- Support communication and monitoring of partner status reporting and update the indicator database.
- Assist in organize quarterly program review meetings.
- Assist in writing and editing reports, proposals, and training curricula.
- Contribute to the preparation of social media communications and posts.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
· Minimum of 3-5 years of overall experience in project management, preferably in global health programming or other related fields.
· Exposure to USAID programming, best practices, rules, and regulations.
· Minimum of 2-3 years experience in grants management, including communication with grant recipients, monitoring activities, financials, or other related topics.
· Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and respond to various tasks and requirements with competing deadlines.
· Excellent verbal and written communication and analytical skills.
· Familiarity with websites and social media communications.
· Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
· Willingness to adjust work-hours to accommodate international time zones.
· Experience with public health, training, and social communications preferred.
· Able to commute to the office as necessary.
· U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.EDUCATION
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in management, social sciences, education, international development, public health, and marketing. An advanced degree, experience living or working in a developing nation, and French or Spanish knowledge is a plus.