Program Specialist at Open Society Foundation, Washington D.C., United States

Deadline: 23 June 2017

Open Society Foundations (OSF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Program Specialist in Washington D.C., United States.

The Program Specialist will focus on advancing transparency, accountability and innovation for democracy in the region, including a significant initiative to protect the right to protest.

OSF works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Program Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Conducting research and analyzing and synthesizing data/information to be used in decision-making, strategy development, budget planning, monitoring and evaluation of grants portfolios in the relevant division or other program processes.
  • Conducting a wide range of activities related to the grant making process and/or analytical work in support of field development, advocacy, and regional projects.
  • Analyzing grant proposals (including budget analysis), designing grants (type of support, degree of flexibility, duration, payment structure, reporting/learning expectations, etc.) and drafting grant recommendations.
  • Contributing to assessment of organizations.
  • Participating in monitoring of grants and in evaluating grant portfolios.
  • Partnering closely with program administration staff to ensure efficient flow of grants processing and other similar information.
  • Completing administrative tasks or projects as needed and assigned, including processing grants, developing tools and templates, coordinating event logistics, and processing vendor contracts and consultancy agreements.
  • Interacting with OSF operational departments and managing internal processes to achieve program goals and to advance organizational objectives.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a 4 year college or university in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a situation relevant to the duties of this role.
  • Knowledge of current issues, actors and dynamics related to the transparency, open government and democracy fields in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Strong commitment to open society values of human rights, justice, transparency and accountability, and democratic practice.
  • Fluency in Spanish, with excellent written and spoken English; Portuguese proficiency is a plus.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their cover letter and resume as one document through online process.

For more information, please visit OSF.

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