The Program Officer will be based in the FHI 360 Regional office in Bangkok, Thailand and report to the Chief of Party. S/he will bring both technical and administrative skills to the management of Project grants from pre-award to contract close-out, ensuring compliance with USAID regulations.
The Program Officer will be responsible for:
Providing oversight of Project grants to selected civil society organizations (CSOs) and media outlets from both technical and administrative points of view, preparing the necessary supporting documentation for grant approvals, assessing grantees’ capacity, making sure they understand the terms of their grants, helping ensure that they receive suitable support and capacity-building, monitoring grant implementation, and reviewing and processing grant deliverables and payments;
Helping to design and implement grant-related activities, including solicitation workshops, pre-award actions, due diligence, negotiations of grants, development of grantees’ reporting systems, grantee orientation workshops, support for and monitoring of grant projects, and grant close-out procedures, ensuring that all procedures are aligned with best practices and FHI 360 and USAID requirements;
Reviewing and developing grant proposals for targeted and unsolicited grants;
Ensuring that administrative procedures are in place for efficient grant management;
Ensuring that the FHI 360 Fraud Prevention Policy and other policies and requirements, including USAID regulations and requirements relating to Myanmar, are observed and explained to grantees and fully complied with;
Coordinating the logistics and scheduling of capacity building for partner organizations, including the contracting of capacity building providers, as necessary;
Liaising closely with the other teams, including the Strategic Information Team and Finance & Operations Team;
Developing good relations with partners and FHI 360 counterparts.
Minimum requirements for these positions are:
A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field;
At least 3 years’ experience in a comparable position with a relevant CSO, donor, government agency or business;
At least 2 years’ experience managing grants, contracts or other comparable agreements;
A knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and processes;
Good oral and written communication skills in English;
The ability to use technology independently, and to ensure the integrity of systems, internal controls and data; also the ability to recommend modifications for further strengthening of these systems;
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Have a demonstrable interest in and/or experience of civil society and media in Myanmar;
Are interested in managing grants in ways that go beyond financial administration and involve the creative provision of technical advice and support as well.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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