31OCT - Program Development Officer - WaterAid - Deadline: 25NOV


Organization Description
WaterAid is an international organization whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Through our partners, we reached over 2 million people with clean water and 3 million people with sanitation last year.

Job Description
WaterAid's office in New York City needs an organized and passionate Program Development Officer to join the Strategic Partnerships Team and raise restricted funds in support of WaterAid's Latin America & Caribbean Region programs (Colombia, Nicaragua and LAC Region). The Strategic Partnerships team is responsible for the successful development and submission of funding proposals and reports to private, large family and corporate foundations and the US Government, as well as providing management of those restricted funds to ensure delivery on grants, contracts and awards.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to grow professionally and personally through working both independently and as part of a close-knit, dedicated team. Not only will you be working with the world's leading NGO dedicated to water, sanitation and hygiene education, you'll be doing your part to stop a killer that steals more lives than malaria and AIDS combined.

Location – 233 Broadway, Suite 2705, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Collaborating closely with WaterAid Country Program staff in Colombia, Nicaragua and the LAC Region, the Program Development Officer supports the management and delivery of grants through the institutional funding cycle (proposal, award, implementation and reporting):

  • Prepare narrative proposals, reports, workplans and budgets within the required formats and to ensure internal sign-off as necessary.
  • Support best practices in project implementation, ensure compliance with donor conditions and requirements;
  • Keep relevant stakeholders informed, provide updates and, as necessary, escalate issues potentially affecting project delivery and/or donor relations;
  • Monitor program activities and financials to track implementation and expenditures;
  • Support project and impact evaluations;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of funding strategies;
  • Liaise and meet with donor contacts as needed;
  • Identify and research prospective funding sources;
  • Support capacity building opportunities and initiatives;
  • Facilitate start-up workshops; provide logistical support for donor field visits.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree in international relations or development, or equivalent work experience preferred);
  • Spanish proficiency;
  • Minimum of 3+ years' experience in development, contract management or grantwriting, preferably with a focus on international issues
  • Demonstrated success managing institutional partnerships;
  • Ability to set short and long term objectives that support organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication and analytical skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required; strong administrative skills including MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to support individuals at all levels;
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines, and think proactively and work independently, with limited supervision;
  • Positive and flexible approach to working in a busy, open office as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally with varied work hours, including some evening and weekend commitments.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, writing sample and cover letter explaining why you are a perfect for this role to hr@wateraidamerica.org; please include "PDO" in the subject field. Compensation is competitive, including generous benefits, and commensurate with experience.

Deadline – November 25, 2016