IFES is implementing a program to provide technical assistance to electoral stakeholders as well as public outreach for various groups including marginalized populations. The program is a multi-funder, multi-project portfolio including both USG and non-USG donors.
The Program Officer is an intermediate professional position at IFES providing tactical support to the program division. Specific duties will include development, technical, administrative and financial management support and oversight.
POSITION SCOPE: Provide varied support functions and perform moderately complex job duties requiring knowledge of proposal development, program management, donor interface, and research and development initiatives. Contribute to program planning, development and management. Familiarity with IFES tools, methodology and best practices. Manage work activities with internal and external partners to assure achievement of assigned objectives. Performance and outcomes are subject to management oversight.
|Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in international relations, political science, international development preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of overall work experience in the international development sector with NGO experience a plus. 5+ years of experience ideal. Experience with budget management and oversight of large single project or multiple small projects. Supervisory experience a plus.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Experience with program design and project management. Knowledgeable on USAID and non-US based grant and contract proposals, regulations, and procedures. Familiarity with USAID and non-US structure and personnel as well as other international donors. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required. Proficiency in French language a plus.
TRAVEL: Travel up to 10% of time.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Standard office work environment, with occasional field travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.