Programs Team Coordinator

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Relief International

Programs Team Coordinator 2

Position description

We are currently recruiting a Programs Coordinator to join our Programs team.

This is a remote, open-ended position, open to candidates based in the US.

At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative, inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.

We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.

Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.

This role is classified as requiring standard pre-employment checks.

About Relief International.

Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

About the Opportunity.

The Programs Coordinator supports our varied portfolio of work across the organization. The role requires a dynamic, motivated, and thoughtful individual with excellent relationship management, communication, and operational skills and superb judgment to support the Chief Program Officer in their day-to-day work and to enable the cohesive functioning of the Global Programs division.

The Programs Coordinator is proactive and takes the initiative to identify opportunities and problems and devise solutions. Bringing strong interpersonal skills to help implement those solutions with a strong sense of judgment, discretion, and tact. Able to work in a fast-paced office environment, across time zones, which will require flexible working hours to support our global programs.

This position has a sizable administrative component, making strong organizational skills and attention to detail essential.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep commitment to the humanitarian sector and the communities we serve and the ability to focus on details while prioritizing and completing multiple tasks in a skillful and timely fashion.

The Programs Team Coordinator is a kind contributor to an extraordinary team, contributing to collective problem solving as the organization grapples with complex challenges in high-risk settings.

Your responsibilities will be

  • Team Coordination and Cohesion – managing workflows including monitoring deliverables and deadlines
  • Organize, design and facilitate team meetings or events including materials, as needed
  • Facilitate and support annual planning across Programs, including creating, monitoring progress, and reporting of department goals and objectives
  • Develop and manage content on Programs SharePoint site, such as key documents, resources, team updates, and process guidance
  • Help Programs team manage and verify Budget vs Actuals in close collaboration with Finance teams
  • Steward processes to arrive at strategies, theories of change, team cohesion/value proposition in service of RI mission
  • Assist the CPO with the internal socialization and roll-out of new processes, strategies and initiatives


You will bring the following experience and skills.

  • Degree in related field or equivalent work experience providing project management and coordination support within a fast-paced demanding working environment.
  • Excellent relationship management and communications skills, working with diverse teams, located globally.
  • Excellent organizational abilities; able to manage multiple, complex projects/tasks, timelines, and resources simultaneously.
  • Adept at Microsoft Suite of tools and applications, particularly Excel, Power BI, and SharePoint, and an interest in AI skill building.
  • Flexible work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines and with shifting priorities; as required.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • High level of professionalism with the ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Track record of demonstrating sound judgment by making appropriate decisions and knowing when to take initiative.
  • Previous experience in communications, non-profit sector, operations and finance support a plus.

Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!

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