Senior Program Officer - Lifeline Assistance Fund
|Location||Washington DC, United States|
|Date Posted||May 3, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Closing date for applications||7/2/2012|
The Senior Program Officer will assist in developing and managing all program aspects for sub-regional, regional, or thematic portfolios to include strategic design, program design, oversight of program activities, backstopping field offices, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, fundraising, advocacy, outreach, staff supervision, and administration. This position will report directly to the Senior Program Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred
Minimum 6 - 8 years of directly related experience with 2 years of experience as a lead, supervisor, or manager
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in a second relevant language is preferred (specifically Arabic, Mandarin or Russian)
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with proven expertise in one or more specific thematic or regional areas, as needed
Proven ability to write effective proposals, reports, procedures, complete required forms, and maintain complete and accurate documentation
Proven knowledge of USG funding regulations, and familiarity with US Congressional processes
Superior program management skills from design through implementation, evaluation, and close-out
Strong knowledge of financial management, and grants-related compliance requirements
Excellent judgment in problem solving and decision-making on a consistent basis
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Design, manage, and supervise all programmatic aspects of multiple grants including work plan development, identifying consultants and sub-grantees, organizing trainings and other activities, monitoring and evaluation, budget management, reporting, and backstopping field offices
Monitor key developments in assigned region and/or thematic portfolio including elections, status of relevant legislation, and human rights abuses, report and present findings
Manage program finances including analysis, budget monitoring and projections in full compliance with Freedom House and funder requirements
Negotiate and write contracts, MOUs, letters of agreement, and other contractual documents for partners and vendors, and manage to ensure that the objectives and terms of agreements are met
Manage proposal submission process and ensure complete, accurate, and timely proposal submission
Contribute to and participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, donors or relevant audiences as authorized
Develop effective professional relationships with partner organizations, and assist them in increasing their capacity to meet objectives, and more effectively implement their own programs as assignedDevelop and maintain relationships with the donor and diplomatic community, congressional staff, partners and grantees, policy community, and other NGOs and think tanks
Other related duties as assigned.
We offer great benefits including:
100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on plan and coverage
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more……
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 2012-042 SPO Lifeline. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.
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