Program Officer - Refugee Medical Screening

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




United States


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity.  We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life.   To learn more about our work, please visit our website at


The Program Officer position for the Refugee Medical Screening (RMS) program position is responsible for overseeing administration of the RMS program in compliance with ORR and CDC regulations and guidelines and supports the overall growth and operations of the Refugee Health Services (RHS) team.  These positions duties include: serving as the central point of contact for administration of contracts with subcontractors and vendors, analyzing and implementing reasonable cost standards for the program, training and technical assistance for stakeholders and subcontractors, updating monitoring tools, conducting monitoring and preparing related reports, and updating RMS policy and procedures. This position is located in Arlington, VA and reports to the Associate Director of Refugee Health Services.



  •   Support the high-quality and timely administration of the RMS federal grant;
  •   Manage multiple contracts, including programmatic and fiscal components; Prepare program reports and assist with fiscal reports;
  •   Represent USCRI and refugees’ interests as the central point of contact for the administration of contracts with subcontractors and vendors;
  •   Analyze Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and Medicare reimbursement rates to assess reasonable cost standards and implement a strategy to align rates with program costs;
  •   Create and/or revise monitoring tools in accordance with ORR program rules, CDC screening guidelines, USCRI’s Plan of Service and contract terms;
  •    Responsible for routine monitoring of program performance and contract agreements;
  •   Review refugee health assessment forms and assist with quality assurance and data entry into the eSHARE system, as needed;
  •   Analyze screening data, identify trends and prepare related reports, including policy recommendations;
  •   Collaborate with USCRI’s in-house IT experts to automate and digitize health records associated with refugee medical screening;
  •    Assist with annual plans of service;
  •   Serve as the expert on free or low-cost medical screening services and provide strategies for defraying associated costs; and
  •    Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field from an accredited institution; Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Two to three years of demonstrated experience in program and/or contract management and oversight; monitoring experience is preferred;
  • Experience working with health and human service organizations, including federal, state, local governments, universities, hospitals, nonprofits and community, ethnic and faith-based organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the overseas and domestic medical screening protocols and the overall refugee resettlement process preferred;
  • Must have demonstrated track record of cultural competence and experience working with international populations;
  • Experience in developing technical assistance material and delivering training to health professionals
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills such as writing reports and health education material for different audiences and tailored communication with health professionals and community members, including refugees;
  • Strong computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Access. Experience with the EDN or eSHARE is preferred; 
  • Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet regular deadlines;
  • Some travel may be required;
  • Strong attention to detail; must be highly flexible, and able to keep multiple assignments moving forward; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organizational mission and an interest in supporting the growth of the division long-term. 


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.



U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Excellent benefits package.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Submit a resume AND cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.Apply for Program Officer - Refugee Medical Screening using the link below: 


References will be required at time of the final interview.


No telephone calls please.