Position: Program Officer
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Program Manager Exemption
Status: Exempt
Organization Summary

OIC International (OICI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, Pensylvania. OIC lnternational’s mission is to build self-reliance and entrepreneurship through sustainable technical and vocational skills development. Since 1970, OIC lntemational has been implementing programs that invigorate local economies, both urban and rural, by developing its workforce. OIC International’s programs are comprehensive in nature, and aim to give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Officer will work closely with the Program Manager to provide program oversight for all OICI program activities. S/he will be a strong manager to oversee program staff in the headquarters office.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

l. Manage the development of tools and procedures for project imp1ementation,reporting, monitoring and evaluation, capacity assessment, and/or management consistent with cooperative agreement requirements.
2. Ensure effective finance, progress, and donor reports, compliance with donor regulations and monitor budgets, fund disbursal, and financial records to ensure that project expenditures are in compliance with donor regulations.
3. Act as the primary point of contact for select countries.
4. Contribute to the Program department’s annual strategic planning, work planning and budgeting processes.
5. Assist with building the capacity of the country offices and implementing partners to manage programs.

Business Development

1. Provide direct and remote support to headquarters and field staff in the development of proposals.
2. Identify new business opportunities and contribute to the proposal submission process to ensure complete, accurate, and timely proposal submission.
3. Ensure that HQ and field staff are aware of the requirements for the proposal process.
4. Support the Program Manager with developing proposal content, updating capacity statements and past performance references.

Staff Management

1. Manage and supervise headquarters program staff to identify all technical assistance required to achieve the expected outputs of program activities.
2. Meet with program staff on a regular basis to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed. Conduct Performance Plan Reviews and Development; develop staff skills and knowledge, approve time sheets, and facilitate team success whenever possible.

Travel – Must be able and willing to travel overseas as needed, up to 40% of job time.

Education: Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field.

Experience: Five plus years of international development experience strongly preferred. Familiar with the funding mechanisms and technical programming priorities of USAID. Strong program management skills from design tbrough implementation,evaluation, and close-out.

Skills: Strong interpersonal skills required, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must possess excellent organizational skills and demonstrate a high attention to detail, with the ability to work on multiple assignments under the pressure of concurring deadlines. Computer literacy required to include a proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) in a Windows 2000 or later environment. Must be able to successfully recruit, develop, and supervise and motivate staff. Ability to communicate effectively in French preferred.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job inc1udeclose visiono The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.