Scholarship Program Associate – Islamic Development Bank , Saudi Arabia

ROLE PURPOSE:
The role of Scholarship Associate is to provide support to senior staff members in the development and administration of the scholarship program and to coordinate and facilitate communication between scholarship recipients, relevant education authorities and IsDB departments

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & ACTIVITIES:
Provides technical and administrative support in the development of annual work plan and budget of the Division.
Collects and compiles the data for the strategy and impact studies related to the Division’s programs.
Assists in development, implementation and improvement of processes and procedures related to assessment of candidates.
Supports senior staff in the design and implementation of activities for various stakeholders and partners.
Maintains database of all existing and potential partners, beneficiaries and graduates.
Responds to queries by scholarship applicants.
Verifies applications in terms of completeness for different scholarship programs as per established guidelines.
Initiates and follows up on disbursements, reimbursements, insurance payments and other support services to the Counterpart Organizations (CPOs), IDB Graduates’ Associations (IGAs), universities, Honorary Students’ Counsellors (HSCs) and students/scholars.
Assists monitoring of payments, recording in the General Ledger, reconciling and coordinating with external Banks.
Assists in planning and implementation of Meetings and events.
Assists to maintain communication with scholarship programs’ recipients and partners.
Compiles performance reports of the selected candidates during their scholarship tenure.
Responds to emails, letters, telephone queries from prospective applicants seeking scholarships; ensure proper maintenance and archival of all information exchanges.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Academic qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology or any other related fiel
Languages
English (Mandatory)
Arabic (Preferred)
French (Preferred)
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
3 to 5 years of relevant experience in scholarship programs management or education related institutions, ideally in similar type multilateral institutions

JOB SPECIFIC TECHNICAL SKILLS AND NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE:
Job specific competencies
MS Office
Communication effectiveness (oral and written)
Adaptability
Analytical thinking
Problem solving
People management
Responsiveness
Project management
Attention to detail
Teamwork
Business acumen
Strategic planning
Job Location:
Jeddah

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