Offer: Program Officer, Eastern Congo Initiative, Seattle/DC
Organization: Eastern Congo Initiative
Location: United States (Seattle or DC, DC)
Contact Information: Maya Winkelstein
Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the only U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that locally driven, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.
Further, we believe public and private partnerships, combined with advocacy that drives increased attention and public policy change, will create a sustainable future for the people of eastern Congo.
The Program Officer is an integral member of the ECI team, charged with centralizing, managing and shepherding ECI's grants process, and ECI donor relations, as well as supporting the team in function-specific needs aligned with the overall mission of ECI. The Program Officer has direct and primary responsibility for coordinating, tracking, reporting and driving the operational and procedural aspects of grants execution from maintaining ECI's record of prospective grants, to partnering with staff in completing detailed and legally compliant grant documentation, coordinating supporting documentation directly with grantees, maintaining confidential grantee files, and working with executive management to ensure grants are properly executed and funded. Establishing an ECI grants administration system, the Program Officer will function as the hub and driver of the grants process while adding value in understanding and addressing any issues that arise with grant contents and objectives.
The Program Officer will also develop and maintain a close working relationship with existing and potential grantees; and collaborate broadly with scholars and practitioners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other donors on issues of common program concern. Working closely with ECI staff, the Program Officer will have the opportunity to further refine the current grant procurement, monitoring, reporting activities and strategy and to ensure that ECI's grant related efforts generate compelling and measurable impact for the people of eastern Congo.