Program Management Officer, Africa & LAC - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Provide oversight and support to DI programs overseas;
Support and collaborate with the Program Manager and COP/Project Director in the field to effectively manage people and resources in the Home Office and the Field Offices for successful implementation of programs including democracy, human rights, and governance activities.
Contribute to program development and strategy in collaboration with Program Manager and COPs.
Work collaboratively as a member of a program management unit;
Coordinate between field office personnel and Bethesda-based staff on issues including purchasing, grants, finance, personnel, field office management, and general operations.
Manage procurement processes in the home office and act as the primary liaison with the field office to support procurement planning and execution. This includes: 1) writing and reviewing scopes of work (SOWs); 2) managing the selection of vendors; 3) reviewing deliverables to ensure quality and fit with program goals; 4) providing ongoing support to junior staff and field teams on procurement systems and rules to ensure quality and compliance DI and client policies.
Assist in project startup, management, and close-out;
Provide oversight of program budget tracking and spending projections, manage program budgets, and provide input on spending;
Support oversight of project subawards, including ensuring activities are meeting the program’s goals and compliance with USAID regulations;


Master’s degree in international development, political science, public policy, social science, or a related field; (or a Bachelor’s degree and 4 years program management)
Minimum of 4 years of project support and oversight;
Experience supporting USAID-funded programs;
Experience developing and managing budgets, and knowledge of basic budget and accounting procedures;
Proven ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities;
Demonstrated experience of successful teamwork and strong interpersonal skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Microsoft Office Suite and relevant computer software skills.


$65,000 - $72,000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is $65,000 to $72,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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