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Program Assistant (Advocacy), Kyiv

Title: Program Assistant (Advocacy) 

Grade Level: 1 

FLSA Classification: Exempt 

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine 

Division: C&G 

Reports To: Program Officer (Advocacy)   


IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $90 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide who implement programs and provide consulting expertise in more than 100 countries. For more detailed information about IREX please visit 


The goal of the CSO-funded United Voices in Action (VIA) program activity is to advance Ukraine’s stabilization by fostering IDP integration, increasing community cohesion, contributing to local and national integration plans, and reducing IDP vulnerability to exploitation. IREX will support IDP and receiving community members from up to 27 communities in nine oblasts.   Based on a conflict sensitive and inclusive development approach, the VIA program will make local community members – both IDPs and non-IDPs – the drivers of change in their communities, leading to increased stabilization and mutual understanding through the development of a shared vision of a future where multiple perspectives are heard, and marginalized voices are elevated.   


IREX office in Ukraine is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Program Assistant (Advocacy) for its United Voices in Action (VIA) program( The Program Assistant (Advocacy) will work closely with the Program Officer (Advocacy Lead) and support VIA’s efforts to strengthen the advocacy abilities of IDPs and training receiving community members to reduce IDP vulnerability and promote social cohesion. The position is based in Kyiv.  


Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Assist the Program Officer (Advocacy Lead) with activities that fall under Objective 1.B; 

  • Assist in developing curriculums and trainings to build IDP advocacy skills using IREX’s Data for Advocacy and Storytelling for Change methods; 

  • Provide programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistical support to ensure smooth implementation of the program; 

  • Support effective collaboration with program partners, stakeholders, experts, trainers, regional coordinators, and key stakeholders; 

  • Assist in the organization of program events, including trainings, meetings, and workshops; 

  • Communicate with suppliers and other subcontractors; 

  • Draft program-related documents, financial payments, reports, and success stories; 

  • Provide support to monitoring and evaluation activities, data collection, and reporting; 

  • Assist program staff as needed and provide general support to staff including photocopying, filing, note-taking, and other relevant duties; 

  • Translate program-related documents (English, Russian, and Ukrainian); 

  • Travel throughout Ukraine to attend program events and meetings (if possible and according to IREX policy and the public health situation in Ukraine); 

  • Assist with writing reports and monthly plans; 

  • Assist in the coordination of training events, including designing materials, managing project deadlines, and ensuring compliance with the budget; 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum of two years of experience, preferably in the NGO sector and on technical assistance projects 

  • Bachelor’s degree  

  • Good knowledge of English 

  • Strong intercultural and communications skills 

  • Skilled at handling multiple tasks and able to maintain a calm, friendly demeanor under stressful situations 

  • Excellent writing skills 

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications 

  • Interest in advocacy is required 

  • Ability to travel (if possible and according to IREX policy and the public health situation in Ukraine)

     TO APPLY:

    Please send your cover letter and resume as an attachment in an email with “Program Assistant (Advocacy)” in the subject line to [email protected].org. Only complete applications will be considered. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Application deadline: October 04, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

    IREX conducts anti-terrorism database clearances on candidates who accept employment offers. IREX is also an E-Verify Employer.

    IREX is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and inclusive hiring practice. IREX is an equal opportunity employer.

    [email protected] 



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