PROGRAM & FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER LATIN AMERICA for INTERNATIONAL GRANTS

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 03

Position description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program & Financial Compliance Officer (International Grants Unit) Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants in Latin America funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  This program is 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.  Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is a requirement for this Washington, DC based position.

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 reports to the Director, International Grants.  This position does not have supervisory responsibility. 

 

The PO/FCO position requires regular communication with grantees in Latin America 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.

 

 

Primary Duties

 

  • 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.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with grantees, the Grants Unit staff, the Latin American team, 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.

 

Qualifications

Requirements

  • 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.
  • Working fluency in either Spanish or Portuguese.
  • 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.

 

Application instructions

TO APPLY

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.

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