Program Officer II (Head Start Programs)

FHI 360

About the organization

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment

Duties

Provides technical assistance and support to American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) programs. Collects, compiles, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for the AIAN Collaboration Office and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. Supports development/reviews of work plans, needs assessment, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables. Additionally, the proposed Collaboration Specialist (Program Officer II) must possess sufficient knowledge, experience, and capabilities to expand the work of the AIAN Collaboration Office.

Accountabilities:

Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.

Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.

Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.

Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.

Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project

Qualifications

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with AIAN Early Childhood program design.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong and demonstrated program/project management skills.

Ability to problem solves and implements corrective action.

Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely matter.

Excellent people skills.

Strong budget and administrative skills.

Competencies:

There are 31 FHI360 development competencies. The focus for this particular job will be:

Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner, and orchestrates multiple activities at once.

Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.

Problem Solving – Analyzes problems, seeks input from others and considers a variety of solutions. Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that solution has on other projects.

Application instructions

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