Job Vacancies Freedom House
Position: Senior program officer – Lifeline Assistance Fund
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Monday, 25 June 2012
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Position Summary 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… How to apply:
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 -LRB-202-RRB- 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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