Program Coordinator, Mexico (Networking Mexico)

PURPOSE
To provide technical and operational support to IYF’s programs in Mexico, as well as other program coordination and partnership development efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical coordination and operational support to programs in Mexico, specifically to IT related disciplines in various regions (yet to be confirmed) within the country. This will include regular support and interface with IYF’s Baltimore staff and local partners.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all aspects of assigned projects, including knowledge of donor rules/regulations/systems/platforms (such as the Cisco Networking Academy and similar LMS’s) to ensure compliance, along with related IYF policies/procedures for project grants and contracts in particular.
  • Assist with the update and development of administrative documents, platforms and systems.
  • Coordinate and track the development and processing of program grants and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment to the consultants.
  • Assist project teams, including with arrangement of flights, lodging, meetings, workshops/events (including agendas/materials) and other relevant travel documents and expense reports.
  • Conduct specific research and draft reports, as needed, in support of country gap/situation analyses in workforce development, IT readiness, entrepreneurship and employability issues, and for other regional/industry information needs.
  • Support Program team with monitoring and evaluation tasks, beneficiary database management, report preparation, and other data processing related activities in conjunction with M&E department.
  • Work in close collaboration and follow up on program development with partners in different states of Mexico. Occasional travelling will be needed.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to identify and establish priorities, work independently, and exercise sound judgment related to providing support and assistance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to identify problems in a timely manner, make recommendations toward solving problems, and work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, as well as an ability to carry out tasks independently. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent time management and administrative/organizational skills. Thorough knowledge and experience in building office systems, filing systems, and general office procedures preferred. 
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills which must be effective and courteous, requiring high integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and languages.
  • Proficient in the use of the full Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to extend knowledge to Cisco Systems related platforms, certifications and courses.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in a field relevant to IYF’s mission and programs (Social Science, Economics, International Relations, Public Policy) plus 1-3 years of work experience preferred.
  • Work experience in Mexico 
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, programs that support youth employment, education/training, and/or social services preferred.
  • Experience working with international donor-funded programs preferred.
  • Knowledge of IT training programs.

LOCATION
Mexico City, Mexico. Travel across the country will be required.

SUPERVISOR
Program Manager, México CO

TO APPLY
Please submit the following documents in English via email to jobs@iyfnet.org with "Program Coordinator - NWM, - followed by your name" in the subject line:

To be eligible for this position, applicants must have the legal authority to work and reside in Mexico; this position is a local hire position in Mexico.

Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.