Job Title: Program Officer II
Job Location : Washington, DC
Time type : Full time
About The Company
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
The FHI 360 Global Connections department engages with a diversity of institutions and individuals in the United States and around the world to strengthen professional, cultural, youth and academic exchanges, civil engagement, and educational/training linkages. A growing area of work includes virtual trainings that focus on professional and institutional development in a broad range of technical areas.
The Civic Engagement projects, which currently focus primarily on persons with disabilities and labor rights for nurses, provide trainings and civil society capacity building activities for stakeholders in the MENA and/or SCA regions. The current funder is the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; however, these projects may also receive funding from other funders/sources. We are seeking applications for a Program Officer II with a primary responsibility for supporting the programs’ capacity building activities and providing operational/procurement support across all program activities.
This position is contingent upon funder vetting approval.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
- Support Virtual Trainings and Workshops: Provide administrative and programmatic support for the implementation of virtual trainings and workshops, which includes but is not limited to collecting draft curricula and training materials from trainers; providing detailed training readouts; assisting with participant communications when needed; leading training logistics; and managing subawards with program partners;
- Program Procurement: Support selection of training and curriculum development consultants; create and finalize consultant agreements in collaboration with project manager and FHI 360 contracts team; monitor select consultant activities, as assigned, including tracking consultant timelines, deliverables, and budgets; review and process consultant payments; and provide general procurement/administrative actions, as needed;
- General Program Support: Provide general research and troubleshooting support for team; ensure all recorded/tracked data is accurate and meets program monitoring and reporting needs; draft, write and edit client report sections, as requested; and provide translation of documents, as needed;
- Collaboration/Communication: Maintain professional standard of communication with colleagues, consultants, and beneficiaries; and ensure work style contributes to team building and a professional environment where colleagues can work together productively.
- Business Development: Participate in business development activities, including conducting
research, writing, and editing (as necessary) for proposals.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, plus a minimum of five years of work experience;
- Experience with training or curriculum development;
- Experience in a fluctuating work environment with constantly changing needs and demands;
- Ability to work independently as well as within a diverse team;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports;
- Strong organizational skills, including task and time management;
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills;
- Fluent in Persian, Tajik, or Dari; and
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) desirable.
- Demonstrated understanding of MENA and/or SCA regions’ cultures preferred; and
- Knowledge of and experience working on PWD rights/issues and/or labor rights preferred.
- Cover Letter; and
- Language exam (to be administered by FHI 360).
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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