Inclusion Officer

Inclusion Officer
Location: United States
Division: Program Management
Status: VA-Based Full Time
Position Number: 16:181
Project Description:
The Program Officer is the entry-level management position to programmatic work at IFES. Under the supervision of the Senior Access and Inclusion Specialist, the Inclusion Officer will develop and implement tools and strategies to increase access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities. In addition to working on country-specific initiatives, the Program Officer will also help support knowledge management of disability rights programming across the organization.
Job Responsibilities:
· Providing policy and thematic advice to regional teams on mainstreaming the inclusion of persons with disabilities in democracy and governance programming.
· Supporting program teams in business development, program design, knowledge management and dissemination of IFES' work on access and inclusion.
· Representing IFES with donors, the international community and other stakeholders.
· Providing technical support to the IFES Election Access Working Group.
· Providing professional developmental opportunities for junior Program staff. Evaluating performance of Program Associates and Coordinators.
· Supporting operations staff in developing inclusive internal policies and procedures.
· Trouble shooting project problems. Identifying and implementing creative solutions.
· Frequent travel to the field to support disability rights programming, evaluations, training, conferences and needs assessments.
· BA/BS [Masters preferred] with 4+ years experience in international development or related field.
· Professional experience in human rights or related field, including experience working on disability rights.
· Experience in democracy and governance field preferred.
· Highly skilled writer with experience in new business development and creating and editing content for public outreach.
· Experience conducting trainings, both for internal and external audiences.
· Familiarity with the international donor community and experience as an action-oriented interlocutor with actors at all levels.
· Program design and project management experience.
· Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

How to Apply:
You must go to http://www.ifes.org to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.