The Program & Financial Compliance Officer of the International Grants Unit is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants to China and South-East Asia funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and designed to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and death from tobacco use, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and childhood drowning. Grants are issued to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, universities, governments and agencies and include technical and programmatic support and assistance from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK).
While not required, fluency in Chinese is preferred, as this position will require ongoing communication and coordination with grantees in China and our in-country staff based in Beijing.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The PO/FCO is responsible for reviewing grant applications, including new and renewal grants, in addition to any extensions; providing programmatic and budgetary feedback and guidance to grantees; coordinating the grant negotiation process; and monitoring grantee performance - including financial compliance – throughout the life of the grant. This position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Director, International Grants. This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
The PO/FCO position requires regular communication with grantees in Asia and close coordination of grantee activities with the overall strategic plan and high-level advocacy goals for the region. This position will also require provision of technical assistance and financial oversight to grantees.
- Coordinate the grants negotiation and submission process, and serve as the point person for new and renewal grants, in addition to extensions.
- Provide ongoing grant monitoring and programmatic/financial support to grantees to ensure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
- Conduct grantee site visits to provide intensive programmatic guidance, in addition to monitoring for financial compliance.
- Maintain continuous communication with grantees via e-mail, phone, and in-person, when appropriate.
- In collaboration with Country Directors, monitor and assist grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
- In collaboration with other staff, identify and organize appropriate technical assistance and training for grantees.
- Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
- Work with staff to ensure grants align with high-level country strategies and actively contribute to the development and execution of country-level advocacy campaigns.
- Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure that grants reflect the needs and intended outcomes of all parties involved.
- Travel internationally (approximately 20%) to grantees in low-and middle-income countries for site visits, grant negotiations, and strategic planning meetings.
- Carefully review, critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of grant proposals, plans, budgets, and reports.
- Work closely with grantees, the Grants Unit staff, in-country staff, and other partners to effectively implement policy measures to address public health objectives.
- Review and negotiate global health policy advocacy grants and financial compliance
- Assure compliance with Campaign regulations and requirements.
- Perform other duties as directed by the Director of International Grants.
- Master’s degree in public health, public policy, international development, or related degree with international focus preferred.
- Three (3) years related experience working in an international grant making organization or working on public interest advocacy campaigns.
- Experience with budgeting and finance.
- Experience working with international grant programs.
- International work experience.
- Experience in public policy, public health, advocacy, or international development.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- Cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision.
- Ability to travel internationally.
To apply for this position, please email a writing sample and cover letter and attach your resume to: [email protected]. Please reference the position code: PFCO IG-09 in the subject line of your email. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No Phone Calls Please.