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Program Officer II


May 28, 2015
Closing date: 30 Jun 2015
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 II


FHI 360's Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPD) strengthens the leadership, capacity, and credibility of national and community-based organizations and helps increase the transparency of government agencies at all levels. Our civil society programs enable citizens to solve their own problems and influence policy. Our peacebuilding experts use a variety of locally-owned, effective, and sustainable tools to bridge differences and bring peace to divided communities.

CSPD seeks a Program Officer II to provide technical assistance and support to assigned programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

Provides technical assistance and support to program(s), including contributing to, writing and reviewing work plans for assigned portfolio of programs; collect, compile, and analyze information relevant to programs.

Provides administrative and project backstopping support, including: support communication efforts related to program management and implementation; troubleshooting, coordinating travel arrangements; monitoring program activities; and helping write, review, and translate reports on a quarterly basis as needed.

Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements.

Work with project manager to develop/review work plans, prepare presentations, and support other program-related tasks and deliverables.

Tracks performance against budget and project pipelines, project timelines, objectives, and deliverables.

Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.

Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.

Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.

Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.

Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.

Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.

Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.

Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.

Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals; assists with budgeting and writing proposals.

Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.

Supervises and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.

International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.


Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in a related field.

Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years' experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations.

Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.

Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English and Spanish.

Prior team lead experience preferred.

Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

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.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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