Program Officer – Northeast Asia (China and Mongolia), IRI
Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in specific countries to provide regional and country analysis and information.
Anticipates potential project problems, troubleshoots, offers solutions, and actively takes part to lead resolution.
Oversees implementation of specific grant(s) and associated grant activities.
Maintains an understanding of funder and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight.
Understands assigned grant’s substantive, financial and compliance requirements.
Supports efforts to ensure that grants are in compliance with grant agreements and completed on time.
Monitors and ensures proper tracking of budget estimates and program expenditures to ensure that IRI projects remain within budget allocations.
Oversees updates to budget tracker and leads regular team budget analysis discussions.
Oversees and participates in monitoring and evaluation efforts for grants assigned.
Leads efforts to evaluate and uses information related to the approved grant work plan.
Reviews and edits/adds information to ensure high quality quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
[Depending on staffing, may be responsible for drafting funder reports].
Contributes to the substantive design of new programs and contributes to the development of new program ideas.
Develops and coordinates new program ideas.
Assists with assessing new funding opportunities and serve as proposal manager (as assigned) for new bid opportunities.
Establishes, maintains, and develops strong working relationships with relevant stakeholders in DC and abroad.
Actively supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
Represents IRI at external events.
Travels as needed for program oversight and implementation; if an immediate need arises deploys on short-to long-term service in a program in the field to maintain continuity of the program.
Supervises program associates, is involved in hiring and evaluation process. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
Participates in cross functional teams and initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.
3 years: Experience in democratic governance and politics