InterAction Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator - Protection, Washington, D.C. - USA

InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.‐based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with nearly 190 members working in every developing country. Members are large and small, faith‐based and secular, with a focus on the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. Using its collective voice, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions as wide range of foreign assistance, relief, development, environmental and other issues that advance human dignity.

Position Title: Project Coordinator - Protection
Position Type: Full‐time (dependent on funding availability)
Location: Washington, DC
Travel: 10%‐20% (International & Domestic)
Reporting to: Director of Protection

The Project Coordinator-Protection is part of the protection team under InterAction’s Humanitarian Policy and Practice (HPP) Team with a primary focus on supporting the Results‐Based Protection (RBP) Program. The Project Coordinator will work with the Director of Protection, other protection team members, and key partners to prepare for and facilitate field level and international consultations, workshops and meetings as well as ensure timely and thorough documentation and reporting of all project activities. In addition, the Project Coordinator will initiate and drive the development, execution and administration of communications materials and platforms in support of results-based protection, including the RBP webpage, visual materials, and online discussion forums.

The second core area of responsibility is to support the work of the HPP protection team through preparation of proposal submissions, donor reporting, ensuring compliance with grant requirements and restrictions.

In addition, the Project Coordinator will actively engage in the broader and cross-cutting work of InterAction’s HPP team, including acting as an issue lead or focal point as required, in support of the HPP three-year strategic plan.

Results-Based Protection

  • Coordinate all activities on results‐based protection including regular communications among the key partners and links with other fora, activities, and initiatives;
  • Contribute meaningfully to program design and analysis and development of results-based protection, including through the collection and documentation of operational examples and reviewing studies and reports to distill and disseminate key issues and insights on results-based protection;
  • Plan and facilitate webinars and online discussion forums;
  • Initiate and drive the development and dissemination of visual and other materials, documents, and presentations to support effective communications on results‐based protection;
  • Maintain, and continue to develop, the Results‐Based Protection webpage;
  • Coordinate field visits including creating a Terms of Reference, pre-visit research and liaison with counterparts in-country, logistics (transportation, accommodation), scheduling consultations; securing visa requirements including mission-support letters from InterAction and hosting agency, in-country roundtable preparation (venue, meals, materials, technology support, etc.); helping to prepare travel budgets and basic financial accounting while in-country; and, drafting findings and recommendations.
  • Planning and logistical organization of meetings and key events;
  • Assist in the writing and editing of key program reports and other documents;
  • In collaboration with other team members, develop relationships with key stakeholders, including donor representatives, InterAction members, and UN agencies regarding results‐based approaches to protection;


  • Coordinate protection team grant reporting, including report writing and editing as needed, ensuring compliance with grant requirements, documentation of accomplishments, milestones, and budget expenditures of the Protection Team to ensure that established time schedules, workplans, budgets, and reporting requirements are met.
  • Support preparation for any future proposals;
  • Actively contribute to HPP work streams and activities, including through strategic planning, the shaping of new initiatives, and new teams formed in pursuit of HPP work streams. This may involve taking a lead role to advance work streams on behalf of HPP.
  • Represent InterAction’s HPP Team internally and externally, as requested.
  • Actively participate in InterAction initiatives.


  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and at least four years’ work experience in the humanitarian sector, including two years’ work in situations of humanitarian crises;
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly about complex ideas is essential;
  • Strong preference given to candidates with a background in field level research, analysis, organizational learning, and/or monitoring and evaluation, familiarity with donor reporting requirements, experience managing/tracking budgets, and knowledge of managing websites and monitoring of online discussion forums;
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while working under pressure towards tight deadlines;
  • Some experience with communications and/or graphic design is also encouraged.
  • The successful candidate will work well in a team environment, complementing the work of others and actively engaging in the planning, design and monitoring of the project to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate flexibility, and experience managing and representing the interests of diverse constituencies. Strong preference for candidates with experience working on protection issues in situations of armed conflict.

Proficiency in Spanish, French or Arabic highly desirable.

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

InterAction provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.


Please email your resume and cover letter to with subject line containing: Project Coordinator - Protection. The position will remain open until filled but applications received before 20 July 2018 are preferred. Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period of time. No phone calls please.