Program Development Associate/Officer

Search for Common Ground
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 01

Position description

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.  

It’s our purpose- our call to action. 

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where: 
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence
Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.
With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.
 

We are searching for…

The Program Development Associate/Officer will play an integral role in Search’s global program development. The Associate/Officer  will be responsible for creating and maintaining resources to support program development, identifying funding opportunities and partnerships, and directly supporting or leading proposal efforts for a diverse group of donor governments, institutions, and foundations. 

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research and analysis on program development and partnership opportunities;  
  • Supporting, coordinating, and writing proposals;  
  • Producing organizational resources including capacity statements, past performance reports, and analyses of Search’s fundraising efforts;
  • Designing, developing, and curating knowledge and information management tools;
  • Responding to questions and requests relating to program development from Search staff in country offices, regional program development teams, thematic teams, and finance;
  • Representing Search at events and meetings;
  • Build relationships with a variety of donors.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

You are…

You meet the following qualifications:

An Associate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in conflict resolution, international development, international relations, or a related field;
  • At least two (2) years of work experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international development, media, or a related field;
  • Excellent written and oral English skills;
  • Experience contributing to proposal design and development; 
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural organization;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Flexibility, commitment, and a sense of humor.

An Officer will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in conflict resolution, international development, international relations, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred;
  • At least four (4) years of related work experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international development, media, or a related field;
  • At least four (4) years of work in program development;
  • Excellent written and oral English skills;
  • Proven experience leading the development of successful proposals to government, multilateral, and/or foundation donors;
  • Demonstrable familiarity with the policies, structures, and regulations of USAID, the Department of State, and other government, multilateral, and foundation donors;
  • Demonstrable familiarity with peer non-profit and for-profit peer organizations in Washington, DC;
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural organization;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently;
  • Flexibility, commitment, and a sense of humor.

Additional preferred qualifications for the Associate/Officer include:

  • Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict country;
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, SALSA, and other information management systems;
  • Willingness to travel on short notice within the U.S. or internationally;
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly French or Arabic;

Application instructions

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