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Program and Financial Compliance Officer, South Asia Programs (Based in Washington, D.C.)

May 11, 2020


Position Summary

The Program & Financial Compliance Officer (PO/FCO) of the International Grants and Contracts Department is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants to South Asia funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and designed to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and death from tobacco use, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and childhood drowning.  Grants are issued to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, universities, governments and agencies and include technical and programmatic support and assistance from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK).

The PO/FCO is responsible for reviewing grant applications, including new and renewal grants, in addition to any extensions; providing programmatic and budgetary feedback and guidance to grantees; coordinating the grant negotiation process; and monitoring grantee performance - including financial compliance – throughout the life of the grant. The PO/FCO position requires regular communication with grantees in South Asia and close coordination of grantee activities with the overall strategic plan and high-level advocacy goals for the region. This position will also require provision of technical assistance and financial oversight to grantees. The PO/FCO is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Associate Director of Programs, International Grants and Contracts Department.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Carefully review, analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of grant proposals, contracts, work plans, budgets, and reports.
  • Provide ongoing grant monitoring and programmatic/financial support to sub-grantees to ensure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
  • Coordinate the grants negotiation and submission process, and serve as the point person for new and renewal grants, in addition to sub-grant extensions. 
  • Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
  • Through close collaboration and consultation with the Country Director, monitor and assist grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
  • In collaboration with other staff, identify and organize appropriate technical assistance and training for grantees.
  • Conduct grantee site visits to provide intensive programmatic guidance, in addition to monitoring for financial compliance.
  • Maintain continuous communication with grantees via e-mail, phone, and in-person, when appropriate.
  • Work with staff to ensure grants align with high-level country strategies and actively contribute to the development and execution of country-level advocacy campaigns. 
  • Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure that grants reflect the needs and intended outcomes of all parties involved. 
  • Travel internationally (approximately 20%) to grantees.

Additional Responsibilties

  • Work closely with sub-grantee partners, the International Grants and Contracts Unit staff, in-country staff, and other partners to effectively implement policy measures to address public health objectives.
  • Assure compliance with organizational regulations and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international development, or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Three (3) years related experience working in an international grant making organization or working on public interest or health advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting and finance.
  • Experience working with international sub-grant programs.
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) required; Hindi and/or Urdu preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft 365, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook. Database experience with Fluxx preferred.
  • 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 (up to 20%.)
  • U.S. Work Authorization required

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: jobs@tobaccofreekids.org. Please reference the position code: PO/FCO/SA/09 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on our extensive global experience, we offer strategic support to develop and execute advocacy campaigns to pass laws and policies that save lives. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. 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.