Program Coordinator – Global Health Policy

Washington, D.C., DC
Full Time
Entry Level

The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Program Coordinator for the Global Health Policy Program. Specifically, the position will provide high quality day-to-day support to the Director and Deputy Director of the Global Health Policy team on a broad array of functions. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong project management, analytical and writing skills. Experience working on issues related to international development and/or global health is desired. This position would suit a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a global development think tank. 


  • Coordinate management tasks of the Global Health Policy Program in collaboration with colleagues based in CGD’s London office. Responsibilities include organizing and coordinating the global health team’s workflow; overseeing and monitoring the status of ongoing project deliverables; managing consultant and sub-grant contracting processes; tracking program expenditures; and preparing grant reports and new funding proposals.
  • Plan and organize internal meetings, in collaboration with various internal teams. Manage logistics for all aspects of public and private events, roundtables, and workshops.
  • Perform basic day-to-day research tasks for ongoing global health projects, including but not limited to literature reviews, background research for CGD publications including creating presentations, preparing figures and tables, etc. (approx. 25% of time).
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of the Global Health Policy Program.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field required.
  • 1-2 years professional experience in international development and/or global health is preferred but not required.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail is a necessity.
  • Ability to advance tasks and projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. An ability to see ahead and think strategically is essential.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Poise and can-do attitude. Comfort working as an individual, with small groups, and with senior staff. Ability to work on projects spanning different time zones and cultural contexts.

The following qualifications and skills would be a plus:

  • Previous experience in project and/or grant management.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce.
  • Experience and interest in global health.

Starting Salary: $50,000 - 52,250

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter and a short writing sample (max. 5 pages).

We are currently screening applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.   

CGD offers a work environment that is collegial, rewarding, and rich with opportunities for intellectual and professional growth. The compensation package includes generous paid time off, a robust benefit package with a modest employee contribution, a 15% employer contribution, commuter benefits, and much more.

The organization is working hybrid with all staff required to be in the office two days per week. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. CGD is unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.


CGD/E is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All persons will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, parental status, veteran status, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.


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