IDB2363 - Scholarship Program Associate

Business Unit: President Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: STI
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 11-Nov-2019


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


    • 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.


Academic qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology or any other related field






  • 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 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

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