Senior Program Officer US Non-profit Careers – FHI 360

Job Title:    Senior Program
Officer

Organisation: FHI
360

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

FHI 360 is a leading
global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world.
Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition,
economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting
experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and
Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse
and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with
4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

Job Summary:    The Senior Program Officer provides
technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, complies, and analyzes
information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support,
in addition to communication efforts related to program management and
execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors
budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project
status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and
schedule requirements. Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and
supports other related program objectives and deliverables.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provides
support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans,
coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.

·       
Tracks
performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines,
budget, objectives, and deliverables.

·       
Facilitates
communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.

·       
Designs,
implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct
research to achieve program goals.

·       
Works
with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing
grants, project materials, and information.

·       
Collects,
complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.

·       
May
provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and
translating reports on a quarterly basis.

·       
Provides
technical assistance and support to program.

·       
Reviews
and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.

·       
Documents
and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among
internal and external partners.

·       
Serves
as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.

·       
Supports
program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality
deliverables to clients.

·       
Develops
reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for
one or multiple projects/programs.

·       
Ensures
timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.

·       
Identifies
resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.

·       
Assists
with budgeting and writing proposals.

·       
Serves
as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other
organizations.

·       
Provides
technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.

·       
Supervises
and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the FHI 360 Senior Program Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s
Degree or its International Equivalent

·       
Knowledge/Information
Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral,
Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related
Field.

·       
​Project
Management (PM) Certification preferred.

·       
At least
5-8 years’ experience with program management, US Government rules and
regulations.

·       
Articulate
and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with
clients and staff.

·       
Must be able
to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as
appropriate.

·       
Prior
team lead experience preferred.

·       
Prior
work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or
private organization.

·       
International
or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.

·       
Working
knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design.

·       
Excellent
oral and written communication skills.

·       
Strong
and demonstrated program/project management skills.

·       
Ability
to problem solves and implements corrective action as needed.

·       
Ability
to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely matter.

Competencies:

·       
Project
Management (Planning and Time Management) – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty
of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps,
schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource
efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner, and orchestrates multiple
activities at once.

·       
Creating
and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization
and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the
effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and
simplicity.

·       
Problem
Solving – Analyzes problems, seeks input from others and considers a variety of
solutions. Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the
impact that solution has on other projects and tasks.

·       
Employees
are expected to possess, or have high-potential for development of these three
fundamental competencies.

·       
FHI 360
fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits
package, professional development and policies and programs that support
healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive
difference for others — and yourself.

How to Apply:

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applicants should apply online at the link below.

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