Program Officer, Southeast Asia Program
|Work Location:||Washington, DC - US|
|# of Openings:||1|
Freedom House is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide and in the US through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. We are seeking to add a Program Officer to our Asia team to support the startup and implementation of a major new program initiative in Southeast Asia.
This is an opportunity for a rising international development professional with an interest in supporting human rights and democracy in Southeast Asia to make their mark on a major program initiative at its inception. The Program Officer will spend most of his/her time supporting the startup and implementation of a new program in Southeast Asia that promises to be exceptionally complex, challenging and dynamic. The Program Officer will be a key member of a program management team co-located in Washington, DC and Southeast Asia and will play a critical role in ensuring the smooth and timely startup of the program. S/he will play a central role in ensuring effective communication and coordination within FH’s Washington office and its field office, among FH’s partners and between FH and other key stakeholders. The Program Officer will report to the Director for Asia Programs and/or a Senior Program Manager.
This position is based in Washington, DC, though it will be remote through at least January 2022 due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Other desirable attributes
Applicants are required to complete our online application form and to submit a resume and cover letter that outlines interests and qualifications for this position.
Physical Requirements: 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.
General Working Conditions: General working office environment. Some long hours, including evenings and/or weekends as reasonable, to complete essential tasks or attend important events and to be responsive in a timely manner to emergency assistance requests. Travel to event and meeting sites. Exposed to outside weather conditions when required to attend event venues or travel. Please note that, due to COVID-19 related restrictions, this will be a remote position through at least January 2022.
Freedom House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Read more about the application process and search answers to common questions here. Freedom House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and professional development.
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