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Program Officer – Northeast Asia (China and Mongolia), IRI

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or better in Political Science or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years: Experience in democratic governance and politics

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