Program Officer - Refugee Family Strengthening

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 18

Position description

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), is a non-governmental, not-for-profit international organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in migration by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. For over 100 years, we have shaped history with the belief that immigrants strengthen our communities, economy and social fabric through freedom, hard work, and family unity. 

OVERVIEW

The Refugee Family Strengthening (RFS) Program Officer will report to the Associate Director for Community Integration and will work with a team to coordinate a national program that supports family strengthening through the provision of Relationship Enhancement<sup style="font-family: Arial;">®</sup> education, comprehensive case management, and support services that bolster long-term healthy relationships and economic self-sufficiency. The program is conducting a Randomized-Controlled Trial (RCT) impact evaluation in partnership with an outside evaluation team. The Program Officer will collaboratively manage program activities; provide training, technical support, and assistance to the 11 participating Partner Agencies; monitor and evaluate program activities; collaborate regularly with the evaluation team and curriculum developer, and ensure program compliance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide national oversight of program activities;
  • Provide culturally competent trainings and technical assistance on the subject matter to a national network of providers; 
  • Ensure compliance with federal guidelines through monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Collect data, write reports, provide support to the Associate Director in proposal continuation applications; 
  • Provide strong support and guidance on subject matter to network; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree or three to five years’ relevant experience with refugee resettlement programs.
  • Demonstrated experience providing case management services domestically or relief services overseas is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with impact evaluations a plus
  • Program management oversight of a national program is also highly desired. 
  • Strong writing and computer skills are essential along with a background in grant management and training. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong writing and demonstrated intercultural communication capability; 
  • Detailed oriented and experience working with tracing and verifying data preferred;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel and database programs;
  • Highly adaptable and flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a demanding work environment;
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be part of a team and also work independently is highly desirable; 
  • Must have the flexibility to travel domestically; and
  • Dedication to the rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and displaced persons.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

Application instructions

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