Deadline: 23 June 2016
Open Society Foundations (OSF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Program Specialist in New York, United States.
The Program Specialist will provide advanced programmatic support in implementing Scholarship Programs’ strategy, focusing on ensuring a positive experience for grantees during all phases of programs, including during competition, while on academic program, and as program alumni.
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 a wide range of activities related to the scholarship competition, support of grantees on program and community-building and integrative activities.
- Conducting research and synthesizing large amounts of data/information to be used in decision-making, strategy development, and evaluation of programs.
- Monitoring grants through review of narrative and financial reports and other communication with grantees.
- Developing the concept, agenda, key players, etc. for convening, alumni initiatives, and other community-building and integration efforts.
- Contributing to assessment of programming.
- Responsibility for the assessment of partner universities as grantee hosts and evaluating the experience of grantees at partner institutions.
- Helping with adhoc administrative tasks when required.
- May participate in preparing and presenting portfolio reviews.
Applicants must have-
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience/education.
- Graduate degree desirable.
- 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a situation relevant to the duties of this role is typically required to develop the skills required for this role.
- Knowledgeable on issues relating to the higher education and positive social change, university engagement in the community, and the intersection of higher education and civil society.
- Knowledge of and experience with civil society and higher education institutions in Asia.
- Knowledge of the higher education context in South and/or Southeast Asia and an understanding from a regional perspective of the role education plays in social mobility and increasing access and opportunities.
- Knowledge of an Asian language is a plus and experience living and working in Asia is desirable, but not required.
- Excellent written and spoken communication in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OSF.