Program Associate, Health

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 27 August 2021

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world โ€” government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators โ€” to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.

We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversityโ€”of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgroundsโ€”is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.


R4Dโ€™s health portfolio leverages extensive networks and expertise to improve health and achieve equity in health outcomes for all people around the world. Whether it's assessing policies that can support research and development on new drugs and vaccines, exploring innovations in healthcare and connecting innovators to each other or to investors, supporting the growing global movement for universal health coverage, or producing on-demand research and forecasting to help countries and global institutions plan their healthcare futures, R4Dโ€™s global health work unlocks new possibilities for global health actors worldwide.

R4D is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Program Associate (PA) to join our Global Health Team and provide technical, administrative and program management support to a range of R4Dโ€™s health programs.

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Senior Program Officer.


The Program Associate will serve as a key member of the Health Operations team, supporting multiple project teams across the portfolio. Responsibilities of the PA will encompass administrative, project management, research, and communication tasks. Potential responsibilities include:

Provide support on a range of administrative tasks including:

  • Developing contracts
  • Budget and expenditure tracking
  • Invoice processing
  • Preparation of reports
  • Organizing meetings and events
  • Data entry
  • Monitoring workplans
  • Liaising with project stakeholders
  • Support coordinating recruitment of staff and consultants
  • Produce and/or edit a variety of documents including briefing materials, meeting notes, presentation slides and reports for both internal and external audiences
  • Support project teams with communications tasks, including developing blogs, technical briefs, reports and other materials.
  • Contribute to the development of administrative policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective project implementation

Support technical teams in designing and conducting virtual/in-person/hybrid meetings, including, but not limited to:

  • Support identification of webinar platform and connectivity options
  • Support with participant outreach and management before, during and after the meetings or events
  • Work closely with project and IT teams during events and provide logistical support as needed (e.g. notetaking, emailing handouts, keeping track of attendees, etc.)
  • Performing other duties as necessary


  • BA in health policy, public health, or relevant field
  • Two (2) years relevant work experience
  • Basic understanding of global health and key principles of health system strengthening.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands, highly organized
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently, managing up when needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Advanced PowerPoint design skills desirable
  • An understanding of webinar technology preferred
  • Experience living/working in a low or lower-middle income country is highly desired
  • Working level of French or Spanish languages will be considered an asset
  • Working experience in the development field or with federal grants will be considered an asset.

This vacancy is archived.

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