Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.
Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across three continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.
Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last six months against physically abusing women.
When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and entire nations.
Women for Women International (WfWI) has an immediate opportunity for a Program Officer. The Program Officer supports the implementation and operation of program activities in country offices by acting as Global focal point for specific countries, partners, and/or grant projects and consolidating global tracking and updates for internal and external reporting. Primarily, the Program Officer supports country teams in grant and project management (including donor reporting and grant compliance) and effective planning and budgeting for the Country programs, as well as supporting on proposal and budget development.
As part of the Global Programs Unit, the Program Officer works routinely with country office staff, and global staff from Finance and Business Development teams, to support the successful achievement of grant objectives, to identify problems and appropriate solutions for grant spending and implementation, and to offer guidance or support to country office staff as needed, particularly with regard to sub-grants with partners, grant modifications, etc. The Program Officer reports to the Grant and Planning Coordinator and works directly with assigned country office staff members and the rest of the Global Programs Unit.
To be closer to our programs, we have a strong preference for candidates from a region where WfWI currently works (Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan). However, WfWI is open to candidates in US and European locations with lived experience in WfWI’s target countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
Grant Management and Donor Reporting (70%)
Country Office Program & Planning Support (20%)
Program Event Coordination/Admin (10%)
· 3-4 years of experience in international development, in particular women’s empowerment.
· Bachelor’s degree
· Must have demonstrated experience with government and/or multi-lateral proposal writing, budget development, grant and compliance management and grant reporting, with a particular emphasis on experience with USG Rules and Regulations
· Must have excellent written English skills and familiarity with writing for varied audiences.
· Must have excellent MS Excel skills and familiarity with budgeting processes.
· Ability to manage multiple tasks, multiple goals, problem solve and prioritize among assignments.
· Ability to work as part of a team as well as take initiative in managing projects.
· Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with a variety of audiences.
· Well-organized with attention to detail and a resourceful problem solver.
· Extensive computer skills (especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) and internet research.
· Ability to work effectively under pressure without close supervision; and
· Promptness, reliability and sound judgment required.
· Flexibility working across different global time zones.
· Travel to country offices required.
· Additional language skills, particularly in French, Arabic and/or Swahili, a plus.
· Experience working with international staff and within multicultural environments preferred; in particular, experience working in developing countries
Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo…
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
* This job description may be modified from time to time at the discretion of WfWI*
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through our career page here: https://www…