Program & Financial Compliance Officer, International Grants

Program & Financial Compliance Officer, International Grants

Summary Description

The Program and Financial Compliance Officer within the International Grants Unit is responsible for managing a portfolio of health policy advocacy grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, and governmental agencies. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and its Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) provide grant support, training and assistance to organizations in low and middle-income countries with public health advocacy initiatives funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  This position requires constant communication with grantees, coordination of grantee activities with health policy advocacy efforts, identification of technical assistance and financial oversight needs of grantees.  The Program Officer is responsible for reviewing grant applications, providing programmatic and budgetary feedback to grantees, coordinating the grant negotiation process, negotiating grants on behalf of the organization, and monitoring grantee performance upon the awarding of the grant.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director, International Grants.

Primary Duties

  • Carefully review, critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of grant proposals, plans, budgets, and reports.
  • Monitor and assist grantees achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
  • Identify and organize appropriate technical assistance and training for grantees.
  • Provide ongoing grant monitoring for the Campaign and administrative/financial support to grantees to assure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
  • Identify needs for midstream program and budgetary adjustments to achieve desired results, and facilitate where necessary.
  • Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
  • Travel internationally (approximately 10-20%) to grantees in low and middle income countries.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with grantees, Grants Unit staff, Advocacy Incubator staff, and other partners to effectively implement policy measures to promote selected global health policies.
  • Review and negotiate global health policy advocacy grants.
  • Assure compliance with Campaign regulations and requirements.
  • Develop and engage in outreach strategies to identify, foster and advance potential funding opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Director, International Grants and in consultation with Director, Advocacy Incubator.


  • Bachelor’s degree.  Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international development, economics or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Four (4) years related experience working in an international grant making organization or working on public interest or health policy advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience working with international grant programs, including budgeting.
  • International work experience required;
  • Experience in public policy, public health, advocacy, or international development required.
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.


To apply for this position, please email a writing sample and cover letter, include salary history, and attach your resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please reference the position code: PFCOIG-09 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.  A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.



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Tobacco by the Numbers

  • 480,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
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  • Six million: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken