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Program Officer - SEA

Freedom House | Washington DC 20036 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/21/2012

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Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary
The Program Officer will assist with managing program aspects for Southeast Asia (SEA) programs to include program design through implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, fundraising, advocacy, outreach, administration, and backstopping field projects. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Director for SEA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, human rights, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum 4 – 6 years of directly related program management experience
Minimum 2 – 4 years of demonstrable ability in proposal writing and fundraising
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in a Southeast Asian language preferred
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
Strong understanding of human rights and democracy issues in the SEA region preferred
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proven ability to write and develop strong donor reports, programmatic communications, and training resources
Proven knowledge of USG funding regulations, and international donors funding sources
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error free work
Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to meet all goals and deadlines
Discretion, flexibility, the ability to deal with and negotiate conflict effectively
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the design and implementation of all program aspects, including work plan development, monitoring and evaluation, and close out
Coordinate and help produce proposals as assigned, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines; draft narrative reports to funders
Conduct research for new business development and funding sources; develop partnerships with key organizations and donors liaising with them during key stages of the proposal development process
Coordinate with Grants & Contracts and Finance for budget review and approvals for Grant Awards
Negotiate and write contracts, MOUs, letters of agreement, and other contractual documents for partners and vendors, and manage to ensure that the objectives and terms of agreements are met
Assist with financial management, including preparation of check and wire requests and budget tracking
Provide technical and financial oversight to sub-grantees in the field
Communicate via Skype, email and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
Assist with organizing events and meetings related to FH programs and represent FH at external events with donors and government officials
Other related duties as assigned.

We offer great benefits including:

100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on plan and coverage
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more……

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-127 PO SEA. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.


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Location Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Categories Civil Rights/Social Action Advocacy
Function Accounting/Finance
Pref Degree Bachelors

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