Program Associate

Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business specializing in global health and international development, seeks a program associate for a full-time position in our home office in Kensington, Maryland. The associate will provide a broad range of project support to subcontracts and prime contracts, including USAID subcontract administration and project management support for IDIQs. As part of a team, the successful candidate will also support new business activities and uphold new business and project management standards, policies, and procedures. The program associate will also contribute to Panagora’s communications program and overall office administration.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support project start-up, implementation, and close-out activities following USAID requirements and company policies and procedures
  • Draft request for approvals and coordinate timely receipt of approvals from clients
  • Lead fielding of long and short-term personnel, including coordinating travel arrangements and visas, review and process for approval expense reports, support the development and submission of deliverables
  • Track expenses, incremental funding and update project schedules and budgets
  • Maintain office electronic and hard copy filing system, including contracts and new business
  • Support new business development including recruitment, research/writing, coordinating activities, and other tasks as required
  • Maintain company recruitment database and interface with candidates and current consultants
  • Manage office calendar and scheduling for company staff
  • Manage company’s online presence through social media, blogging, and website maintenance
  • Provide other administrative, project, and new business support as required


  • Master’s degree in public health, international development, or an advance degree in a relevant field preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience required
  • Familiarity with USAID global health and international development programming required
  • Experience with integrated health, private sector health programming, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and/or knowledge management desired
  • Demonstrated project management and new business skills required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter with leadership skills, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience living and working in a developing country strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages preferred

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to with the position title in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

*Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.