Title: Programme Development Officer
Department: Programme Development
Department and Location: Washington DC (This is a US-based position and candidates must have the right to work in the US)
Reports to: Vice President of Programme Development
Staff reporting to this post: N/a
Relief International (RI) specializes in relief and development programs benefit people in acute distress. A registered non-profit in the US, UK, France, and Belgium, our work targets those fragile countries or communities that suffer from recurrent man-made or natural crises that impede human development.
The people that we serve live in 18 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia where the debilitating effects of political instability, forced displacement, and natural disasters are pervasive.
Often, RI is the only organization providing healthcare, education, logistics, energy, capacity building, economic development, sanitation, and many other forms of assistance to these highly vulnerable communities.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France, and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
Responsible for providing a wide range of support to the Program Development Team with research, communications, editing, external contacts, data tracking, proposal production, logistics, and other tasks.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
- Support the recruitment process of candidates for inclusion in RI proposals
- Create, update, and/or maintain databases of consultants and proposal candidates
- Assist in preparation of proposals, including, but not limited to editing and review of proposal narratives, budget preparation, and annexes
- Conduct research related to specific program sectors, as needed
- Research and evaluate potential international partners
- Track and update potential PD opportunities and awards
- Provide analysis of donor trends
- Coordinate logistics and planning for staff conferences and retreats
- Organize and fully document periodic and ad hoc departmental meetings and teleconferences
- Support the collection and synthesis of field office monthly reporting
- Assist in the analysis of program budgets and expenditure data
- Support the editing, review, and finalization of donor reports
- Provide administrative support including recordkeeping and data management
Experience & skills
- This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast-paced environment;
- Bachelor’s degree –International Relations or related field preferred but not required
- Excellent communication skills: oral, written and editing
- Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Ability to communicate in a clear, positive manner with diverse staff and stakeholders;
- Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and carefully review work for accuracy
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines
- Self-motivated, ability to act independently to identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions
- We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities
- Transparency and accountability
- Agility and innovation