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Program Officer II – Open World

The Global Connections department at FHI 360 designs and implements academic, professional, cultural, and youth exchange programs for students and emerging leaders from around the world. We are seeking a Program Officer II to support the Open World Program, the biggest international exchange program of the legislative branch. Sponsored by the Congressionally-funded, independent Open World Leadership Center, Open World is an international professional exchange program that brings small delegations of emerging leaders from Eurasia to the United States for 10-day intensive professional development and partnership programs. This provides unique opportunities for the emerging leaders to observe and experience American political, business, and community life firsthand, as they meet their professional counterparts, take part in cultural events, home stays, and other activities arranged by local organizations. Programming themes include human-trafficking prevention, government and court transparency, higher education administration, and environmental protection. Most Open World exchanges examine the role that legislative bodies play in these issues and in democracies. Program results include new Congressional and other legislative relationships, and foreign partnerships with American government officials, jurists, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and sister cities. It is anticipated that the Program Officer II will provide programmatic support to the Open World Program, with a remainder of activities focusing on other Global Connections activities, as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

• Liaise with U.S.-based partner organizations and client regarding local program development.

• Oversee adherence to deadlines for submission of substantive local program deliverables.

• Perform quality control reviews of local program deliverables.

• Represent FHI 360 at delegations’ orientations in Washington, DC.
• Conduct weekly phone interviews with delegation facilitators.
• Facilitate scheduling of delegations’ meetings with Congressional representatives.

• Support local media outreach by U.S.-based partners and contribute to team’s social media outreach.

• Process and track project expenditures, produce financial documents, liaise with FHI 360 administrative departments.
• Orient U.S.-based partners to the policies and practices of FHI 360 and the client, and to the substantive requirements of the program
• Assist Project Manager with production of annual funding proposal, and other occasional business development tasks.
• Assemble content for annual grant report.
• Organize project documents on SharePoint site.

• Oversee Program Assistant on project-related activities to ensure timely execution of deliverables.
• Perform other duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent. Master’s degree preferred.

• U.S. Government, Communications, Education, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.

• Typically requires 5-8 years experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations
• Prefers 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of international exchange programs.

• Russian language proficiency and/or interest in Russian and/or Eurasian culture and society is desirable.

• Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients, partners, and colleagues.

• Demonstrated diplomacy and problem-solving skills, cross-cultural communication skills.

• Excellent research skills.
• Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member, take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible.
• Strong computer skills in Windows, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
• Prior experience in a U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.

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.

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