Company: World Education, Inc.
Location: Boston, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/26/2020
Expire Date: 07/26/2020
Job Categories: Development and Fund Raising
World Education (WEI) is seeking a full-time Program Officer within the Bantwana Initiative (www.bantwana.org) to join the Boston-based team providing home office support for programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Bantwana Initiative programs focus on the development of high quality, comprehensive Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) service delivery in high HIV prevalence countries in southern and eastern Africa. Bantwana brings a significant track record of excellence and innovation in improving access to and quality of integrated OVC care and support and strengthening coordination and harmonization of care, protection and support services across the HIV continuum of response for OVC households from community to national level.
The Program Officer oversees a portfolio of current projects in one or more countries, and supports field staff in the daily management of these projects. An important component of the position is ensuring financial and contractual compliance with World Education, and public and private donor regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements. Program Officers, in collaboration with Boston-based senior advisors, coordinate technical and strategic interventions requested by field staff. Program Officers also participate actively in the preparation of new project proposals and may be charged with coordinating a proposal writing team and meeting submission deadlines.
The Program Officer also actively supports documentation and dissemination of programming, supporting the development of materials such as tech briefs, graphic models, PPT presentations, and disseminating these in collaboration with a Senior Officer or WEI’s communications team through digital channels such as social media, the Bantwana website, Exposure and Spark pages.
At least three years of experience working with development programs, preferably in Africa;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in cross-cultural settings;
Experience in financial management, preparing and monitoring budgets;
Strong program management skills including strategic planning and work plan development;
Strong research, writing and analytical skills;
Familiarity with Adobe Suite, Exposure, and Spark page sites preferred;
Commitment to providing high quality support and services to World Education's field programs and local partners;
Bachelor's degree in International Development or a related field required, Masters' degree preferred; and
Based in Boston, and willing and able to travel to Africa at least twice a year.
World Education, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and social and economic development programs. World Education is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.