Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern now has over 3,100 personnel working in 29 countries across the globe.
Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living, and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.
Concern Worldwide US is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York and Chicago. Our mission is to support the work of Concern Worldwide by financially supporting programs, providing training and technical support, representing Concern at the UN and with key US donors and facilitating the recruitment of personnel. Concern Worldwide US also engages the US public on international development issues through our Active Global Citizens program.
Location – 355 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY
Based in New York, the Program Officer is an integral member of the Program Management team and provides grant management to Concern’s growing grant portfolio, including programs funded by USAID/OFDA, PRM, and FFP, as well as by US foundations and corporations. This position will be responsible for a dedicated portfolio of grants which they will support through a high level of grant management, compliance, administration, monitoring and general program support.
The successful candidate will be extremely detail oriented and will have robust collaboration and problem-solving skills. The candidate will ensure that procedures, reporting obligations and general compliance issues are fully met to the highest possible standard.
- Work with HQ in Dublin and Concern country teams to ensure that all reporting obligations and general compliance issues are fully met to the highest possible standard.
- Assist institutional partnership team to provide reports, content and information as needed.
- Collaborate with Concern’s finance & program staff to ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire grant life cycle. This entails tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, sub-grant management tracking processes, monitoring, and post-award management.
- Coordinate with Field teams on all modifications during the life of the award, including cost modifications and no-cost extensions.
- Liaise with field offices regarding grant administration and organizational policies.
- Assist the finance staff to complete headquarter and program audits.
- Facilitate cross-team back-up across the grant management unit to ensure ample coverage when team members are away.
- Travel to field to monitor programs and provide training as needed.
- Help manage, maintain and grow existing Government donor relationships,
- Maintain a deep understanding of the operating context where Concern country programs operate.
- Ensure descriptions of Concern’s country activities are updated for submission to various internal and external publications.
- Collaborate on donor briefings, updates and overseas trips as appropriate.
- Keep abreast of changes to donor rules and regulations and become an authoritative source of information for field staff on regulatory questions.
- 1-2 years of experience working for an international NGO or donor agency, preferably with overseas experience.
- Familiarity with the US Government as a donor (USAID, OFDA, PRM, etc.) as well as the private sector. Extremely detail oriented with strong writing and editing skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; capable to facilitating a diverse range of internal and external relationships.
- Domestic and International travel to Concern program areas – which includes volatile environments (minimum 10%).
- Demonstrated high energy and the ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
- Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders.
- Demonstrated capacity to frame complex situations and present options.
- Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience.
- Must have eligibility to work in the U.S.
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience with donor portfolio management including grants administration, budgeting and compliance is preferred.
- An undergraduate degree in International Development, Humanitarian Studies or related discipline is requires.
- Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems (Raisers’ Edge, Donor Perfect).
How to Apply
Please apply online including a detailed cover letter with salary range expectations (required) and resume at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1337117.
Deadline – N/A