Program & Financial Compliance Officer, China & South-East Asia

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States | Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 9 May 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 April 2018

Job Description


The Program & Financial Compliance Officer (PO/FCO) of the International Grants Unit is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants to China and South-East Asia funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and designed to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and death from tobacco use, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and childhood drowning. Grants are issued to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, universities, governments and agencies and include technical and programmatic support and assistance from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) – a unit within the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.


This position requires ongoing communication with grantees, active participation on both the Grants and GHAI teams, coordination of grantee activities with the overall strategic plan and high-level advocacy goals, and provision of technical assistance and financial oversight to grantees. The PO/FCO is responsible for reviewing grant applications-including new and renewal grants, in addition to any extensions, providing programmatic and budgetary feedback and guidance to grantees, coordinating the grant negotiation process, and monitoring grantee performance - including financial compliance – throughout the life of the grant. This position based in Washington, DC, reports to the Director, International Grants and does not have supervisory responsibility.

Primary Duties

  • Coordinate the grants negotiation and submission process, and serve as the point person for new and renewal grants, in addition to extensions.
  • Provide ongoing grant monitoring and programmatic/financial support to grantees to ensure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
  • Conduct grantee site visits to provide intensive programmatic guidance, in addition to monitoring for financial compliance.
  • Maintain continuous communication with grantees via e-mail, phone, and in-person, when appropriate.
  • In collaboration with Country Directors, monitor and assist grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
  • In collaboration with other staff, identify and organize appropriate technical assistance and training for grantees.
  • Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
  • Work with staff to ensure grants align with high-level country strategies and actively contribute to the development and execution of country-level advocacy campaigns.
  • Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure that grants reflect the needs and intended outcomes of all parties involved.
  • Travel internationally (approximately 20%) to grantees in low-and middle-income countries for site visits, grant negotiations, and strategic planning meetings.
  • Carefully review, critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of grant proposals, plans, budgets, and reports.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with grantees, Grants Unit staff, GHAI staff, and other partners to effectively implement policy measures to address public health objectives.
  • Review and negotiate global health policy advocacy grants and financial compliance
  • Assure compliance with Campaign regulations and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Director, International Grants and in consultation with GHAI staff.


  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international development, or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Five (5) years related experience working in an international grant making organization or working on public interest advocacy campaigns.
  • Fluency in Mandarin.
  • Experience with budgeting and finance.
  • Experience working with international grant programs.
  • International work experience.
  • Experience in public policy, public health, advocacy, or international development required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.


This position is based in Washington, DC and is open to U.S. citizens and other applicants who already possess U.S. work authorization.

To apply for this position, please email a writing sample and cover letter and attach your resume to: Please reference the position code: PFCO IG-09 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No Phone Calls Please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

About the Organization

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.

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