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Offer: Program Officer, Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Program Officer, Human Rights

Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnershi
Location: United States (Washington, DC)

Position Overview:

The Human Rights Program Officer is responsible for managing, developing, designing and implementing projects on violence against women, specifically domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and harmful traditional practices.

The Program Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership and will collaborate with Economic Development and regional Program Staff.

Specific Responsibilities

• Provide programmatic support for the development, execution and follow-up of Vital Voices' Human Rights programs in Washington, D.C. and internationally.

• Actively seek grant funding and fundraising to support the costs of operating Vital Voices' programs.

• Perform proposal and budget writing, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and stewardship of funders.

• Manage grants, with close cooperation of the Finance Department ensuring that projects reflect high performance standards and bring meaningful impact for participants. Work with the Vital Voices Finance team to create and track budgets.

• Speak on the topics of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence at conferences, trainings, and other events. Deliver seminars and briefings as part of Vital Voices human rights trainings. Write speeches and articles on the issues for Vital Voices.

• Support advocacy on human trafficking, sexual violence, and domestic violence including authorizing legislation and appropriations.

• Assist with the research writing of country reports, program summaries and overviews, website and newsletter content.

• Work with existing US and international partners.

• Represent Vital Voices at high-level meetings and conferences with government officials and the NGO community in the United States and internationally.

• Monitor and support the Vital Voices Global Network members who are working on Human Rights and conducting meetings with international visitors.

• Measure and evaluate program outcomes and goals and carry out assessment of partners including regional partners.

• Other duties as assigned.

• Five years experience directing advocacy and/or service programs on international women's issues related to human rights, specifically, domestic violence, sexual violence, and slavery and human trafficking.

• Bachelors Degree required / Law Degree preferred

• Five to seven years successful experience developing and growing programs, and designing fundable projects.

• Demonstrated interest and substantive knowledge of women's issues in the international community.

• Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Good editing skills a plus.

• Sensitivity and respect for differing views, and a commitment to advancing women's lives in their political, economic, and social worlds at home and in partnership with other women leaders.

• Track record as curriculum or content developer and speaker or trainer.

• Ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

• Strong research and analytical skills.

• Self-motivated with proven strong and effective organizational skills. Flexibility and adaptability to a fast pace, and ability to manage multiple assignments.

• Ability to work independently and with a team. Strong problem solving skills and ability to prioritize.

• Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel required). Salesforce experience a plus.

Travel Requirements: This position will include up to 30% travel.

Selection Guidelines: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to, with the position title in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

• The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed in this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to or extension of the position described.

• This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. The description, duties and responsibilities are subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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