Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, Emergency Assistance Program
Location: Flexible (job can be performed remotely). Deadline for Applications: June 4
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, 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, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Project design and implementation – Lead the design and implementation of the three country-specific initiatives, forming partnerships with lead CSO partners through subgrants, identifying and contracting with consultants who can provide additional technical expertise to inform the project and support the CSO partners. Work closely with EAP’s senior advisor for M&E to ensure implementation of the monitoring and evaluation process.
- Donor Engagement – Assist with managing the donor award, including developing work plans, submitting narrative performance reports, and maintaining productive working relationships with donor counterparts.
- Learning Agenda: Oversee the design and support the implementation of the learning agenda, including the convening of country-specific workshops and at least two virtual, cross-regional seminars to share experiences, good practices, address challenges, and develop solidarity for the benefit of the partner CSOs and other stakeholders that will participate in the learning events.
- Writing and Publication: Lead the project’s efforts to collate, document, write, and publish the findings from the three project sites and to develop resources for the benefit of human rights defenders, community members, and other stakeholders. These publications will serve to foster cross-regional learning during the project implementation, inform the broader human rights community of lessons learned, and to provide resources to enhance CSO resiliency after the project’s completion. As requested, the PO/SPO will also support other EAP efforts to develop well-being projects or learning initiatives.
- External relations and advocacy. Effectively and professionally represent FH and its emergency assistance program publicly in domestic and international venues. Build strong external alliances and networks and collaborative approaches with donors and the diplomatic community, partners and grantees, policy community, peer NGOs, think tanks, or other stakeholders.
- Collaboration. Participate in EAP and FH activities geared toward organizational success and strength, including cross-team collaboration activities. Maintain an effective and collaborative working relationship with all other EAP staff and FH units, and share and exchange information about the assigned program’s activities, approaches, and strategies.
- Travel. Travel within U.S. and abroad as required.
- Bachelors’ degree in psychology, social work, political science, international relations, anthropology or related field
- Master’s degree in psychology, social work, political science, international relations, anthropology or related field strongly preferred
Required experience FOR PROGRAM OFFICER:
Required experience FOR SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER:
Training or Certification:
- MS Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word
- Program management
- Ability to use digitally secure means of communication and secure digital databases
- Mastery of human rights principles and mechanisms.
- Strong understanding of the connection between well-being, mental health, and resiliency within the context of human rights work.
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing; ability to communicate effectively in a second relevant language (Arabic, Spanish, or French) strongly preferred
- Proven ability to clearly and succinctly communicate complex concepts verbally and in writing; ability to draft high quality documents of all types for external audiences is a MUST
- Ability to work independently and strong program management skills from design through implementation and strong ability to manage own time, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines
- Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member in a collegial and positive manner
- Excellent inter-personal, diplomatic, and cross-cultural skills
- Excellent judgment in problem solving and decision-making
- Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
- Internal : U.S. and field employees throughout FH
- External : Partners, subgrantees, donors, consultants, other implementers, embassy staff, media, vendors, members of the general public, etc., without supervision
General Working Conditions:
- General working office environment
- Some long hours including evenings and weekends to complete tasks or attend events
- Overseas travel approximately 10% of the time
- Exposed to outside weather conditions when required to attend event venues or travel
- May involve work in regions that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure, and in countries under U.S. travel advisory due to threats of terrorist attacks, civil unrest, kidnappings, disease outbreaks, etc.
- Sedentary, regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; constantly talk, hear and understand speech at normal levels using a telephone. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, use hands, wrists and fingers, to grasp, push, pull, move, handle, feel, and type. Constantly required to use close vision and distance vision for regular computer work. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. to waist height.
QUALIFIED & INTERESTED APPLICANTS
Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and a cover letter.
Please include salary expectations in your cover letter.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Preference for this to be a D.C. based position with authorization to work in the U.S. However, open to other candidates, including candidates not based in the US.