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Senior Program Officer
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Senior Program Officer

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is an international management and consulting firm dedicated to excellence in the fields of: water and infrastructure services; financial services for the poor; and fund management. DIG is seeking a hard-working, detail oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of Senior Program Officer.


Duties

The roles and responsibilities of Senior Program Officer are as follows:

Ø Provide support and backstopping for assigned programs, ensuring all program objectives and goals are met in compliance with DIG and donor regulations.

Ø Work with field personnel on project related services, and serve as primary point of contact between assigned field offices and DIG-US office.

Ø Provide technical assistance, as needed.

Ø Participate in tracking of project deliverables and financial targets.

Ø Monitor project performance in assigned topic and/or geographic area.

Ø Prepare, review and/or edit project progress reports (monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) to ensure quality, and work with supervisor and field team to revise target goals if necessary. Apprise supervisor/management of any critical issues as they arise.

Ø Frequent travel to field to monitor program implementation and provide technical assistance.

Ø As relevant, serve as the main point of contact for partner institutions.

Ø Represent DIG at meetings, conferences and workshops, as needed.

Ø Provide updates, reports and critical analysis of field reports to Executive Vice President of Programs, and to the program Technical Director, as appropriate.

Ø Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure effective support to the field, and to provide accurate information to the field regarding DIG policies and regulations.

Ø Coordinate the identification, hiring and supervision of international staff and consultants for DIG-US and field offices.

Ø Analyze project expenditures against budget, and coordinate with relevant department/staff on invoicing of clients.

Ø Analyze work plans against project deliverables.

Ø Ensure adherence to DIG and donor finance policies and procedures.

Ø Participate in, coordinate and/or lead program development and proposal preparation efforts, as needed.

Ø Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

Ø At least four years of experience in international development;

Ø Masters’ degree in a related area;

Ø Excellent English communication skills (written and oral);

Ø Willingness and ability to travel frequently;

Ø Experience working with USAID-funded programs preferred; and

Ø Knowledge of French preferred.

To Apply

DIG is looking to fill this position as soon as possible for its Bethesda, Maryland office. If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send CV, with three references, and cover letter to info@developinnovations.com and title the message: “Senior Program Officer.”

 
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