International Project Coordinator II

  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.

EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Job Description

The International Development Division at EDC has an opening for a full-time International Project Coordinator (II) based out of the Waltham MA office. The International Project Coordinator (II) will work on the Leading through Learning Global Platform (LTLGP) project, providing system-strengthening support to USAID's Education Policy.  LTLGP is designed to support knowledge sharing, tool development and professional development iteratively as USAID’s education programs evolve, building knowledge and evidence. LTLGP will cultivate learning networks in areas to ensure education programming is inclusive of marginalized populations; higher education; education systems strengthening; and other relevant education areas.  The position reports to the Project Director.                                                                                               
This position will provide administrative, logistical and coordination support for LTLGP.  Candidates must be able to prioritize tasks and work effectively both independently as well within a team structure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.

Under the direction of the Project Director, the International Project Coordinator (II) will support activities, including the following:

  • Work with LTLGPs Director of Learning Network Development and the Evidence and Learning Director to support regional hubs and learning networks
  • Coordinate administrative and logistical tasks
  • Facilitate project teamwork and feedback exchanges
  • Collaborate on troubleshooting complex problems, proposing initiatives and recommending or negotiating solutions
  • Train and provide administrative guidance to staff and/or consultants
  • Coordinate hub and learning network communications and project activities in collaboration with the project Communications team
  • Assist in the preparation of meeting materials, including data collection, social media analytics, preparation and assembly of materials
  • Serve as the first point of contact for inquiries related to hubs and learning networks
  • Track all documents going to and emanating from the team; ensure constant supplies of communication materials
  • Support technology needs of meetings (webinars, virtual meeting platforms) with set-up, chat monitoring, on-line facilitation as needed
  • Assist with knowledge management initiatives including updating project SharePoint site, organizing files, and updating permissions on SharePoint
  • Drafting or translating materials, especially in French, Spanish or Arabic
  • Supporting project procurement and maintaining records on procurement initiatives
  • Drafting and editing sections of performance reports, briefs, memos, consistent with skill level
  • Monitoring compliance on assigned tasks
  • Review and reconcile travel expense reports and vendor invoices
  • Contributing ideas for improved efficiency or future focus
  • Track next steps on meeting outcomes and communications
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations as needed

In the future, the International Project Coordinator (II) may be required to travel domestically and internationally to support training or other project events.

Qualifications

This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills.

Specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education preferred
  • With Bachelor’s degree, 3–5 years related research, education, international development or learning networks experience, requiring computer competence (MS Office, Internet, PowerPoint, SharePoint a plus)
  • With Master’s degree, 2–4 years related experience (as above)
  • Demonstrable organizational and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational & analytical skills and aptitude for details
  • Foreign language fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic preferred
  • Prior experience working with USAID or in USAID-funded contracts
  • Experience or interest in global education programs

Additional Information

EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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