Program Officer II

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 September 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 9 October 2019
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Job Description

General Description: 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, and educational/training linkages. A growing area of work includes on-line and third-country participant trainings that focus on professional and institutional development in a broad range of technical areas.

The TACL Program, which primarily focuses on child labor-related issues, provides 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, this program may also receive funding from other sources. We are seeking applications for a Program Officer II with a primary responsibility for supporting project capacity-building activities and providing operations/procurement support across all project activities.

This position is contingent upon funding, and funder’s vetting approval once funding is secured.

Application Components:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Language exam

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support Online/ Third-Country Trainings: Provide administrative and programmatic support for the implementation of online and third-country trainings, 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 travel and training logistics for third-country trainings; and providing onsite logistical support for third-country trainings, as needed;
  • Program Procurement: Support selection of training and curriculum development consultants; create and finalize consultant agreements in collaboration with Senior Program Officer 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; and
  • Business Development: Participate in business development activities, including conducting research, writing, and editing (as necessary) for proposals.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, plus a minimum of five years of work experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of MENA and/or SCA regions and their cultures;
  • 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.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Professional experience/familiarity with child labor-related issues;
  • Knowledge of and experience working on issues related to child labor; and
  • Experience with on-line education format and technology.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 0%

This job description 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 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

About the Organization

About FHI 360: 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 and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Officer

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