Programme Associate, Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC)

International Development Law Organization

Overview & Responsibilities

The Department of Programmes is the central management and coordinating function for programme delivery and capacity development. It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global programme portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.

Reporting to the Programme Lead Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Programme Associate works in close collaboration between IDLO’s Offices (Headquarters and Field Locations) and internal support functions to provide administrative and process assistance to programme teams to support program delivery.

Summary of Functions:

  1. Provide administrative support to the LAC Programme team and ensure process integrity;
  2. Support the coordination of work and information flow between Offices (HQ/Field) and support functions;
  3. Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals.

Key results expected:

Provide administrative support to the Programme team and ensure process integrity, including:

  • Support mission preparation, including preparation of travel requests, visas, etc.
  • Assist in the onboarding of new Programmes employees, including preparing background readings;
  • Ensure internal IDLO processes are followed; prepare and follow up on Travel and Payment Requests, Purchase Requisitions;
  • Draft meetings minutes, including calls with external donors/partners;
  • Organize and maintain a master file of programme-related data and materials, programme record files, technical publications, contracts, etc., available to management when requested;
  • Support the implementation of consistent templates and tools across the various programmes;
  • Assist with translations related to the programme.

Support the coordination of work and information flow between offices (HQ/Field) and support functions (e.g., HR, Office of the General Counsel, Finance, Procurement) focusing on the following:

  • Support in processing contracts for Contractors/Consultants;
  • Maintain up-to-date files and alert the supervisor of action needed to be taken;
  • Coordinate with HR to ensure that administrative aspects of new hires are processed;
  • Provide support to programme development, coordinating amongst programme teams and support functions;
  • Coordinate the transmission of draft and narrative reports between offices/units;
  • Initiate the process of obtaining signatures and approvals of documents, drafting and circulating routing slips;
  • Assist in the organization of institutional and programme events/courses/external visits/presentations, and coordinate with other IDLO-interested departments about these.

Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals, including:

  • Concept notes, briefing notes, summary status reports, and donor narrative reports;
  • Provide input into IDLO publications, communications materials, web content, etc.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • University degree in Development, Law, Business, or other similar fields.
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience providing process support to projects/programmes.
  • Experience working in an international context is highly desired.
  • Experience in working on initiatives implemented in Latin America and The Caribbean.


  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with the standard programme and data management tools;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT and internet software;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Works well with others and actively participates. Shares information contributes, encourages, and motivates others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation. Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries;
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results. The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field locations, if necessary;
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.

Terms & Conditions

For this locally recruited support position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate a local Affiliate contract for 12 months, with the possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding availability.

IDLO shall also offer a yearly basic salary of EUR 26,498 and a benefits package including provident fund contribution and leave entitlements in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules.

Salaries and benefits paid by IDLO to employees are exempt from taxation in Italy. IDLO employees are responsible for compliance with income tax laws of their country of nationality or residence and/or of any other relevant fiscal jurisdiction.

Applications will be screened on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications from qualified and diverse candidates.

IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature, or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.

Application deadline is 17 March 2023(23:59 hrs Rome time).

How to apply

Please make sure your application is completed online on the following link to be considered for the role:

Programme Associate, Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC) in Rome | Careers at HQ- Rome -Italy (

Deadline: 17 Mar 2023