Program Coordinator, Mexico (Conectadas & Conectadas 2.0, Mexico)

Program Coordinator, Mexico (Conectadas & Conectadas 2.0, Mexico)

Southeast Mexican region (Chiapas, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Yucatán or Oaxaca)

Program Manager, México CO

For 30 years, our sole focus has been to help young people succeed. Together with partners around the world, we’ve invested in ensuring that youth develop the leadership, technical, and life skills to earn a livelihood. Whether it’s landing a first job, growing a business, or driving social change, every young person deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Rooted in the belief of youth as problem-solvers, change-makers, and leaders, our initiatives are catalysts for change. For more information, please consult

The Program Coordinator will provide technical and operational support to IYF’s programs in Mexico, as well as other program coordination and partnership development efforts.


  • Provide technical coordination and operational support to programs in Mexico, specifically to IT related disciplines (Google Certificates & others) in the Southeast region of Mexico. This will include regular support and interface with IYF’s Baltimore staff and local partners.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all aspects of assigned projects, including knowledge of donor and partners rules/regulations/systems/platforms (such as Coursera, Google tools, Google Certificates) to ensure compliance, along with related IYF policies/procedures for project grants and contracts.

  • Assist with the update and development of administrative documents, platforms and systems.

  • Coordinate and track the development and processing of program grants and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment to the consultants.

  • Assist project teams, including with arrangement of courses, workshops, flights, lodging, meetings and events (including agendas/materials) and other relevant activities and various reports. 

  • Conduct specific research and draft reports, as needed, in support of country gap/situation analyses in workforce development, IT readiness, entrepreneurship and employability issues, and for other regional/industry information needs

  • Support Program team with monitoring and evaluation tasks, beneficiary database management, report preparation, and other data processing-related activities in conjunction with M&E department.

  • Work in close collaboration and follow up on program development with partners in different states of Mexico. Occasional travel will be needed.

  • Complete other tasks as assigned.


  • Ability to identify and establish priorities, work independently, and exercise sound judgment related to providing support and assistance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Ability to identify problems in a timely manner, make recommendations toward solving problems, and work well in group problem-solving situations.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, as well as an ability to carry out tasks independently. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent time management and administrative/organizational skills. Thorough knowledge and experience in building office systems, filing systems, and general office procedures preferred.  

  • Possess outstanding interpersonal communication skills which must be effective and courteous, requiring high integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and languages.

  • Proficient in the use of the full G-Suite (Google).

  • Proficient in the use of the full Microsoft Office suite.

  • Proficient in database management.

  • Proficient in the use of learning management systems and platforms is preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in a field relevant to IYF’s mission and programs (Social Science, Economics, International Relations, Public Policy).

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, programs that support youth employment, education/training, and/or social services in the southeast Mexican region is preferred.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, programs with gender focus preferred. 

  • Experience working with international donor-funded programs preferred.

  • Knowledge of IT training programs is preferred.

  • Relationship with local southeast gender-based organizations is preferred.

Submit the following documents in English via email:

To be eligible for this position, applicants must have the legal authority to work and reside in Mexico. This position is a local hire position in Mexico.

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer.