Program Coordination Unit Coordinator


Job Description: Coordinator, Program Coordination Unit

Reports to:  Managing Director, Planning and Human Resources

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring high quality and compliance with the donor requirements for all proposals and narrative reports
  • Coordinating the preparation, review, and submission of proposals and narrative reports to donors, working with all CIPE functional teams
  • Coordinating and reviewing documents for CIPE board
  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Documenting results of internal project meetings and meetings with donors
  • Conducting program file audits to verify completeness and accuracy of the records, both financial and narrative
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED, and USAID policies and procedures
  • Coordinating  – and is some cases leading – staff training sessions
  • Maintaining CIPE’s internal intranet page

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience preferred
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word and Excel; PowerPoint, and SharePoint is helpful
  • Strong writing, editing, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment .and to work independently
  • Experience in proposal development for US government donors preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in democracy and/or international development
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets preferred


Please send cover letter, resume or CV, and one brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to with PCU -[YOURLASTNAME]’ in the subject line. Cover letters should address and convey familiarity and experience with CIPE’s thematic areas of expertise.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas. CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.