Freedom House seeks a USAID grant and compliance professional to join a five person team leading the implementation of the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM), a $150-million, five year USAID-funded Leader with Associates award that supports approximately 30 ongoing democracy and human rights programs around the world. Working with Freedom House’s finance department, a highly competent program management team, and a coalition of dynamic partner organizations, this position offers a mid-career US Government grants and compliance professional an engaging and effective environment to work in. Freedom House is a non-profit organization that promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a 10% match on retirement accounts.
The individual in this position will use their financial and project management experience, detailed knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and industry best practices to ensure the compliance of Freedom House and pass-through (subrecipient) HRSM projects. The person in this position is responsible for ensuring that project deliverables and costs are implemented and reported on in accordance with the terms and conditions of federal awards and with established business and financial procedures across internal and external teams. This person will also strengthen existing HRSM procedures, identify and propose solutions to compliance issues, and provide guidance to partner organizations, from program design to closeout. This person will manage a three-person program management team, conduct compliance trainings for new HRSM staff, report to the HRSM Technical Director, and is expected to collaborate closely with the FH finance department. This position is based in Washington, DC.
For more information, please see our website: https://freedomhouse.org/content/career-opportunities. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position, in addition to their resume.
About the Organization
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.
We analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.
We recognize that freedom is possible only in democratic political environments where governments are accountable to their own people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of minorities and women, are guaranteed. More than 2.5 billion people live in countries that Freedom House designates “Not Free,” more than a third of the globe’s population.