Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Program Officer (3-5 year of related work experience) / Senior Program Officer (6-8 year of related work experience) provides implementation support for all headquarters aspects of the relevant regional team portfolio, including backstopping project implementation and administration; providing input into/feedback on relevant tools, resources, and project deliverables; facilitating efficient and compliant financial management; supporting field staff, consultants, and partners on administrative issues; contributing to monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and identifying funding opportunities and participating in proposal development.
This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to a senior program manager for the Latin America and the Caribbean team
PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
Support all aspects of program implementation, including work plan development, identifying and managing consultants and sub-grantees, organizing workshops, meetings, and events, drafting and finalizing program reports, and participating in communications with donor counterparts. Participate in monitoring and evaluation processes, and track and document program activities and impact to ensure project objectives are met. Manage program finances including sub-grants and ongoing budget tracking and forecasting to ensure compliant spend-down (and no over-spending) of budgets.
Identify new funding opportunities and conduct research to enable relevant regional team to develop new programs. Support proposal development process for programs including drafting of elements of proposals (including budgets).
Networking and relationship management: Develop effective professional relationships with a range of external actors, including peer organizations, donors, the diplomatic community, congressional staff, partners, and grantees. Represent Freedom House to external audiences at meetings and events; speak articulately about Freedom House's mission and regional programming as necessary.
Tracking regional developments:
Monitor key developments related to democratic governance in the relevant region, including political developments, elections, status of relevant legislation, and adherence to human rights norms. From time to time, contribute to Freedom House research, analysis and advocacy efforts, including drafting blogs or other analytical pieces.
Oversee day-to-day work of a Program Associate/Senior Program Associate in order to effectively share and execute administrative, backstopping and financial management responsibilities
Skills and Competencies: