Freedom House Open Program Officer Position; Deadline-June 22nd, 2012

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Program Officer
Programs – Latin America
Location: Washington, DC
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Position Summary
The Program Officer will assist with managing program aspects for Latin America to include program design through implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, fundraising, advocacy, outreach, administration, and backstopping field projects. The Program Officer will report to the Director for Latin America programs.
Minimum Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
·         Minimum 4 – 6 years of directly related experience
·         Strong ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing
·         Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
·         Strong knowledge of Latin American affairs with a focus on one or more of the following areas: the Inter-American system, human rights law, freedom of expression, electoral politics, civil society and civic engagement
·         Demonstrable editing, writing, and research skills
·         Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
·         Strong ability to apply interpersonal skills, and successfully work in a multicultural environment
·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to meet all goals and deadlines
·         Ability to ask questions, learn, and successfully work under pressure in a fast paced environment
·         Experience living and/or working in Latin America strongly preferred
Some Duties and Responsibilities
·         Provide program management support, including draft proposals and reports, track progress on implementation through monitoring and evaluation, process payments, report on financial transactions, liaise with external partners and support fundraising
·         Provide backstopping support onprogram administration and logistics and maintain regular communication in Spanish and English via Skype, e-mail and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
·         Coordinate financial management, including processing and scheduling payments and reconciliations, drafting budgets and monitoring expenditures
·         Contribute to the design and drafting of proposals, draft donor and other programmatic reports and monitor implementation and evaluation of programs
·         Help identify potential partners; assist with the project’s strategic planning, provide support in adapting the program to the realities on the ground
·         Liaise with external partners and consultants and assist with drafting letters of agreement and contracts for international and local partners
·         With supervision, liaise with donors and ensure project compliance with donor regulations and in-house procedures
·         Track country and regional developments, provide analysis and help draft freedom alerts, press releases, briefings and other written products and publications for Freedom House advocacy efforts
·         Coordinate travel and other arrangements for international staff visits and meetings in DC and abroad, including organizing events related to Freedom House programs
·         Translate documents from Spanish to English and vice-versa
·         Assist with administrative and logistical preparation for events
·         Other related duties as assigned.
We offer great benefits including:
·         100% employer-paid dental insurance
·         100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on plan and coverage
·         100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
·         100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
·         403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
·         Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
·         Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
·         Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
·         Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
·         And much more……
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position)to: or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2012-052 PO LAC. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

Cross posted from: Twitter (at)GSPIACareer
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