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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Program Officer, Gender and Post-Conflict Portfolio, Promundo, Washington, DC

Program Officer

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Application deadline: January 10, 2015
Posted by: Promundo

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a full-time Program Officer. 
  • Providing technical assistance to Promundo-US international projects (both programs and research)
  • Managing Promundo-US work in North and South Kivu (DRC) that addresses the trauma associated with conflict and promotes equitable, nonviolent paths to healing for individuals, families and communities
  • Carrying out program evaluation and formative research with partners in various settings in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Balkans, and Asia
  • Monitoring project implementation to ensure that activities proceed along the agreed timetable, and results are being documented
  • Developing, managing and monitoring budgets and expenses related to the project to ensure that activities remain within budget
  • Developing proposals and reports for funders
  • Organizing and implementing training workshops in the use of Promundo's methodologies and approaches
  • Presenting Promundo's work at seminars and events globally.
Founded in Brazil in 1997, Promundo works internationally to engage men and boys in advancing gender equality and preventing violence. Promundo's independently registered NGOs in the US, Brazil and Portugal collaborate to conduct high-quality formative, population-based research; develop and conduct impact evaluations, scale-up gender transformative interventions; and carry out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and prevent violence. Promundo also serves as global co-Chair and Latin American coordinator of the MenEngage Alliance, a global network of NGOs and UN agencies working to engage men and boys in gender equality.
Promundo-US, a separate legal entity, coordinates technical assistance outside of Brazil, carries out advocacy globally and supports Promundo activities and fundraising in Brazil, and coordinates the global MenCare Campaign. For more information, see
  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • A minimum of three years experience and a track record of success in program development, and technical assistance/program delivery in the field of gender equality
  • A minimum of three years experience and a track record of success in project and budget management
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills
  • International experience
  • Ability to handle pressure and stress, ability to improvise, adapt and flexibility
  • Excellent people skills
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Sense of humor.
  • Fluency in a second language - French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish - and a PhD or experience in coordinating research projects are highly desirable
  • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
  • Experience in working in conflict areas.
To apply, please send a 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) writing sample, and 4) two professional references no later than January 10, 2015 to: Please indicate if you are a US citizen and, if not, your current employment status in the US. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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