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Program Associate

Company: Conservation International
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Program Associate

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork, and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, biodiversity, and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples, and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

POSITION SUMMARY - This position is open to CI Offices Globally. Please view a full list of our Global Offices here.

Conservation International has been awarded the "Indigenous People's finance Access Facility (IPFAF)" grant to support Indigenous Peoples' (IP) increased access to results-based finance for the conservation, restoration, and improved management of forests. The project titled "Enhancing the Capacities of Indigenous Peoples to Access Funding" will support Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon basin, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia with US$1.9 million.

The Project Coordinator will provide administrative and organizational support for the IPFAF project. Organize conference calls, team/committee meetings, training, workshops, and events. Responsibilities include preparing agendas, logistics, minutes, and reporting. Manage travel arrangements and the project calendar. Provide support for training and learning events including travel logistics, venue oversight, and processing travel reimbursements and related expenses. Support overall program internal and external communications including drafting memos, and presentations, and conducting and compiling research. Manage the project's knowledge-sharing platform; develop fact sheets, FAQs, and related information updates.


* Provide administrative support to the project team, including arranging travel, meetings (including notetaking), and maintaining the project calendar.
* Support training and learning events including communications with participants, preparing travel agreements and reimbursements, travel logistics, venue oversight and others.
* Managing the project's knowledge products and supporting the development and management of a knowledge-sharing platform; developing and disseminating fact sheets and related information updates.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


* Typical office environment. May need to work extended hours as needed.
* Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated.
* Some travel may be expected.
* Guidance on flexible work arrangements will be shared during the interview process.
* For the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our community, all US-based Conservation International staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandatory vaccine requirement applies to all staff working remotely, in a hybrid work arrangement, and on-site in CI US offices. CI follows CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines. Requests for reasonable accommodations or exceptions related to medical or religious reasons will be considered. Candidates are NOT required to state their COVID-19 vaccine status in their application.



* High School or Secondary School education.
* Up to 2 years of related work experience, preferably in the conservation, NGO, or advocacy arena.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills. Solid attention to detail and proofreading skills.
* Ability to function well in a multicultural, diverse, and fast-paced work team environment.
* Comfortable managing multiple duties and adapting to changing priorities.
* Service focus. Courteous, tactful, and proven ability to work effectively with others.
* Ability to work under general supervision and take initiative to solve problems under supervisor's direction.
* Knowledge of different computer programs, including online meeting platforms such as Zoom.
* Proficient in Microsoft programs including excel and word.
* English proficiency is required, with knowledge of Spanish or French an advantage.


* Bachelor's degree or up to four years of college-level work.
* Previous experience working with Indigenous Peoples' organizations.
* Excellent cross-cultural communication.
* Experience with data and knowledge management.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: January 20, 2023 (11:49 PM EST)

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Conservation International, Arlington , Program Associate, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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