April 7, 2021

Program Coordinator – Global Health Policy

  • Deadline: 12/04/2021
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Organization: Center for Global Development
Full Time

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Program Coordinator for the Global Health Policy Program. Specifically, the position will provide high quality day-to-day support to the Director of Global Health Policy in a broad array of functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong project management, analytical and writing skills. Experience working on issues related to international development and/or global health is desired. This position would suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a global development think tank.


– Coordinate management tasks of the Global Health Policy Program in collaboration with colleagues based in in CGD’s
London office. Responsibilities include organizing and coordinating the global health team’s workflow; overseeing and
monitoring the status of ongoing project deliverables; managing consultant and sub-grant contracting processes; tracking
program expenditures; and preparing grant reports and new funding proposals.
– Plan and organize internal meetings, in collaboration with various internal teams. Manage logistics for all aspects of public
and private virtual events, roundtables, and workshops.
– Perform basic day-to-day research tasks, including but not limited to literature reviews, background research for CGD
publications including preparation of figures and tables, creating presentations, etc. (approx. 25% of time).
– Perform other duties as necessary in support of the team.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

– Undergraduate degree in a related field required.
– 1-2 years professional experience in international development is preferred but not required.
– Superb organizational skills and attention to detail a necessity.
– Ability to advance tasks and projects with hands-off supervision.
– Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. An ability to see ahead and think strategically
is essential.
– Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
– Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
– Poise and can-do attitude. Comfort working as an individual, with small groups, and with senior staff. Ability to work on
projects spanning different time zones and cultural contexts.

The following qualifications and skills would be a plus:

– Previous experience in project and/or grant management.
– Familiarity with Salesforce.
– Experience and interest in global health.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our organization continues to work remotely. CGD has implemented a fully virtual onboarding process, and candidates should be comfortable working productively in a remote environment. Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and tasks will be key. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. CGD is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

How to apply:

Angela Bowe