Education For Employment (EFE) is the leading youth employment organization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Our mission is to create economic opportunities for unemployed youth in the MENA so that they can create a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Operating in the region with the world’s highest youth unemployment rates, we pioneered market-driven skills training for youth that links them directly to job opportunities and the world of work. EFE’s distinctive model has been recognized as one of the world’s most effective social innovations at the World Economic Forum, UN and the World Bank. Arabian Business, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, and many more have praised EFE’s work. Read more about EFE’s work at www.efe.org.
Program Officer Responsibilities
The Program Officer is a member of the Washington, DC based global program team, and reports to the Senior Program Manager. Program Officers work in close partnership with EFE affiliates in the MENA region and provide programmatic, technical and fundraising support. Given EFE’s affiliate structure, the partnership between EFE’s global program team and senior affiliate staff members is paramount. As the one of the primary points of contact with EFE affiliates, Program Officers are expected to demonstrate excellent personal, professional and relationship management skills, taking into consideration the context in which EFE affiliates operate, and their organizational development stage.
As a member of the program team, the Program Officer is also expected to contribute to EFE’s overall program development and contribute to and/or manage special projects outside the country specific scope of their responsibilities as needed. The Program Officer will also supervise a Program Associate and together, work as a team in partnership with EFE affiliates to ensure the achievement of programmatic and organizational objectives.
The following qualities are essential to all applicants:
This is a full time position based in Washington, DC. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Compensation: Commensurate with achievement, experience, and salary history. EFE offers full health and vacation benefits.
To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, salary history.
Please put “Program Officer” in the subject line of your email.
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