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Program Officer - Governance and Conflict, Center for Global Impact

Washington D.C.

  • Organization: IRI - International Republican Institute
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Conflict prevention
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Summary:

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence - We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people.

Freedom - We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive.

Respect - We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people.

Teamwork - We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration.

Transparency - We believe in open communication and clear decision-making.

Accountability - We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Program Officer (PO), Governance and Conflict works within IRI’s Center for Global Impact and serves in a multi-faceted role as a technical specialist and a program implementer. The PO supports the development of innovative, responsive program approaches and tools for the Institute, writes proposals, and implements related project activities. The PO consults with regional program teams based in Washington D.C. and in field offices. The PO supports the Technical Leads in providing technical support to IRI staff on devising governance solutions to addressing democratic challenges, including preventing and mitigating conflict. The PO also works closely with the Sr. Manager for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) and the Sr. Governance Manager in managing day-to-day program operations and business development.

Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years of full-time professional conflict prevention and/or democratic governance experience and a bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience working with U.S. Government funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
  • Experience with program management, project implementation and budgetary oversight.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, research, and written/oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability to operate under strict deadlines and ability to easily shift priorities.
  • Experience working in operationally challenging countries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to challenging environments, up to 20 percent of the time.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

  • Oversees the implementation of specific grant(s) and associated grant activities, ensuring that projects are completed in compliance with grant agreements. This entails:
    • Monitoring and ensuring proper tracking of budgets and program expenditures to ensure that IRI projects remain within budget allocations and leading regular team budget analysis discussions.
    • Guiding procurement and other tasks required for the successful implementation of the project(s) overseen.
    • Overseeing and participating in all monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for projects assigned.
    • Leading work planning and workflows related to project implementation, and special projects.
    • Responsibility over the production and timely submission of high quality quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders.
    • Maintaining an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant and project implementation and compliance.
    • Anticipating potential problems and troubleshooting project problems, offering solutions and actively taking part to lead resolution of them.
  • Under the supervision of the Technical Lead, provides technical expertise and support to program staff and partners regarding a range of technical areas, including conflict mitigation and stabilization, environmental governance, political transitions, conflict sensitivity and displacement.
  • Supports developing innovative, responsive program approaches and tools for the Institute on related topics.
  • Supports outreach with key stakeholders in the democracy, rights and governance (DRG), international development, foreign policy, and think tank community on assigned technical areas.
  • Contributes to business development outreach and proposal development packages.
  • Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives.
  • Manages and leads the hiring and performance evaluation process for junior staff.
  • Travels as needed for program development, oversight, implementation, evaluation and learning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

Qualifications

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.

Experience

Required

3-5 years: 3-5 years of full-time professional conflict prevention and/or democratic governance experience and a bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated experience working with U.S. Government funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes. Experience with program management, project implementation and budgetary oversight.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Please apply via the provided link: Program Officer – Governance and Conflict

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