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Senior 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 Senior Program Officer will assist in designing and managing all program aspects for the Southeast Asia regional portfolio to include strategic program design, oversight of program activities, fundraising, backstopping field offices, staff supervision, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, and outreach. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Director for Southeast Asia Programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in political science, international relations, human rights, international development, or related field
Minimum 6-8 years of directly related experience with 2 years of experience as a lead or supervisor
Strong (4-6 years) track record in writing winning proposals, fundraising, and donor cultivation
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion, with focus on Southeast Asia
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proven ability to write effective reports, procedures, complete required forms, and maintain complete and accurate documentation
Strong knowledge of USG and international donor funding sources
Strong knowledge of financial management, developing budgets, and grants-related compliance requirements
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines under pressure
Strong ability to deal with and negotiate conflict effectively
Ability to consistently apply good judgment in problem solving and decision making
Strong ability to initiate, foster, interact, and maintain relationships with contacts and stakeholders in a diverse and multicultural environment, with sensitivity and a high degree of courtesy, discretion, tact, and professionalism
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Design, manage, and supervise all program aspects of multiple grants including work plan development, identifying consultants and sub-grantees, organizing trainings and other activities, monitoring and evaluation, budget management, reporting, and backstopping field offices
Collaborate with field staff and manage all activities to ensure that programmatic objectives are met, and are in compliance with both FH and funder requirements
Coordinate and produce proposals as assigned, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines; draft narrative reports to funders
Proactively 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
Contribute to and participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, donors or relevant audiences as authorized
Develop effective professional relationships with partner organizations, and assist them in increasing their capacity to meet objectives, and more effectively implement their own programs as assigned
Develop and maintain relationships with the donor and diplomatic community, congressional staff, partners and grantees, policy community, and other NGOs and think tanks
Manage program finances including analysis, budget monitoring and projections in full compliance with Freedom House and funder requirements
Represent the Program Director at high level meetings as needed
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
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 2012-128 SPO 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

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