Program Officer - Vilnius and DC
|Location||Vilnius and Washington, DC, Lithuania|
|Date Posted||May 10, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||7/9/2012|
The Program Officer will perform responsibilities necessary to the day-to-day administration of Freedom House’s Vilnius office. He/she will provide programmatic, financial and administrative support for the accomplishment of program objectives. This position will focus on human rights and support of civil society in Belarus, with some focus on the Caucasus. This position is based in Vilnius, Lithuania and Washington, DC.
Bachelor’s degree in Eastern European and Russian studies, political science, international relations, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, Russian, and Belarusian both verbally and in writing
Minimum 4 - 6 years of relevant work experience
Mastery of MS Office Suite
Experience working with civil society groups in the Caucasus
Strong ability to interact and network with Belarusian civil society groups and other stakeholders
Knowledge of EU financial requirements and ability to fundraise
Experience with media production
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends to complete tasks or attend events
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to development of program strategy and assist in the implementation of overall strategy and vision
Monitor and implement project activities
Develop effective relationships with partner organizations, assist them in increasing their capacity to meet objectives and more effectively implement their own programs
Develop and maintain relationships with the donor and policy community, partners and grantees, policy community, other NGOs and think tanks, as directed by supervisor
Review partner programmatic and financial reports and drafting program reports as needed
Ensure compliance with financial and reporting regulations
Interpret during meetings and events and translate program materials as needed
Assist with reviewing partner programmatic and financial reports
Assist with the organization of events and activities programmatically and logistically
Assist with planning and overseeing implementation of programs, ensuring compliance with financial and reporting regulations
Other related duties as assigned.
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-048 PO Vilnius. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
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