Program Officer II, FORAS
FHI - Washington, DC

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FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer II in Washington, D.C .

Position Description:
Unemployment and underemployment has been identified by the Government of Iraq as among the most pressing problems facing the nation. The problem has serious implications for establishing lasting peace and security as well as building the foundation for future economic prosperity. In support of this national development priority, USAID/Iraq is considering a program designed to improve livelihoods and create jobs for Iraqis with special emphasis on youth, women and vulnerable populations.

The Program Officer (PO) for the project, who supports the Iraq-based project from the Washington DC office, will work closely with the Washington and Baghdad based teams to provide programmatic assistance and overall support to the project, which includes liaising with other enterprise services departments, such as Finance, HR, Contracts, and Facilities; collecting, compiling, and analyzing information relevant to the project; and providing administrative and communication support related to program management and execution. The PO will work with the team to ensure compliance with FHI 360’s internal policies and procedures and USAID’s rules and regulations; monitor program budgets and develop and maintain a monitoring system for reviewing project and subcontractor progress; ensure completion of program deliverables while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements; develop/contribute to work plans; prepare presentations and background materials; and support other related program objectives and deliverables.

Job Responsibilities:
Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.

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.

May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.

Provides technical assistance and support to program. Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.

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

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

Serves as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other organizations.

Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.

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

May provide guidance to other lower level personnel.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in International Relations, Economics, or other field related to international/ human development. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

5-8 years of with program management, US Government rules and regulations.

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

Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Familiarity with Arabic preferred.

Strong math and organizational skills and attention to detail.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org . Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.

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