TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.
The Program Officer will support the TechWomen team in managing projects and leading communications efforts. This individual will lead and manage our communications strategy, with special focus on relaying the program's impact to stakeholders and a broader audience. The Program Officer will also manage and support M&E, draft State Department reports, and be the main point of contact for TechWomen participants. In this role, the Program Officer will also lead the effort in creating pre-departure materials to help the participants understand the objectives of the program and acclimate to the Bay Area. Work is carried out independently under general supervision.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Communications & Administration
•Work with the team to develop communications plan. Plan includes the creation and production of materials, presentations, social media planning, media relations and presentation development.
•Post to social media channels, write and edit blog posts and assist with website updates, as needed.
•Oversee Program Associate's social media plan implementation by reviewing posts and tweets and ensuring adherence to timeline and content.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
•Track and analyze program progress against key indicators and advise on areas of opportunity.
•Develop easy to use monitoring and data collection tools as necessary.
•Prepare impact reports and presentations for sponsors and general program updates.
•Draft and submit sponsor reports.
Participant and Program Management
•Lead and communicate with Selection Committee members, organize committees, review and prepare materials and applications, facilitate committees and prepare lists for US Embassies in 21 countries.
•Support TechWomen participants in preparation for their time in the US and as needed post-program. This includes email communications, webinars, pre-departure and orientation materials and preparations.
•Conduct outreach in 21 countries to recruit new program applicants. This includes social media outreach planning, email communications, identifying and communicating with outreach partners in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Create region and country specific outreach materials and manage translation projects, as needed.
•Responsible for complying with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures.
•Perform other related duties and functions as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree in related field, and at least 2 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
•Program management experience including budgeting, maintaining client relationships, and delegating tasks and responsibilities in a complex, deadline-oriented environment preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILTIES
•Experience working on projects involving complex details requiring well-developed organizational, time-management and administrative skills.
•Proven experience with web-based and social media platforms. •Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, policy and procedure manuals and write complex reports and correspondence.
•Ability to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; sensitive to cultural differences when working with people from other cultures; and ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters and to demonstrate sound judgment in consulting with and keeping others informed.
•Ability to easily adapt to changing organizational needs and a fast-paced work environment; work independently without close supervision and as part of a team.
•High level of job-focused multi-tasking skills and ability to perform under pressure of deadlines.
•Ability to compare and evaluate possible courses of action and recommend or decide appropriate course of action.
•Proficiency in related language other than English preferred. •Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
•Willingness and availability to travel within the United States and internationally
Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.