Program Coordinator, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program

Title: Program Coordinator, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program

Location: One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY

Assignment length: Two years, renewable by mutual consent and availability of funding

Job description:

  • Manage and coordinate information exchange and act as quality control for Population Council forms and program documents to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timely approvals for all program staff.

  • Act as a key liaison between regional/country offices and the Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth (PGY) program in New York.

  • Facilitate interactions with supporting services (e.g., human resources, legal, international support, and so forth) on key programmatic transactions that require their input or action.

  • Provide guidance to the regional/country offices in the implementation of various Council program-related policies and procedures.

  • Independently troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise. One-quarter time to be dedicated to administrative support to the New York-based PGY program director.


  • Minimum of five years' professional experience in administration of multi-location organization, preferably including international office locations.

  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred, or satisfactory combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with keen attention to detail.

    Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, prioritize, multi-task, and respond to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Excellent English-language skills (oral and written). Excellent writing and editing aptitude.

    Ability to quickly draft correspondence; prepare graphs and other written materials with a sharp attention to detail, appearance and accuracy while utilizing good editorial judgment.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Knowledge of or willingness to learn PowerPoint and Access highly preferred.

  • Familiarity with budgets preferred.

  • Demonstrated good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and high-level matters.

  • Experience in or knowledge of the Council’s regional locations highly desirable.

  • Fluency in a language or languages of the Council’s regions a plus.

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    For more information and application, visit: Program Coordinator, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program Website

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