January 21, 2019

Open Institute Jobs – Programme Officer

General Responsibilities

The Program Officer plays a central role in the development and coordination of the Open Institute Global Goals for Local Impact programmatic activities. The Program Officer works independently and collaboratively with the Open Institute staff to plan, manage, and implement activities in the following areas: program implementation, oversee research and evaluation, meeting design and coordination, grant/contract management, grant and report writing, and publications/materials development. Other responsibilities include supporting communications activities, serving as liaison and Open Institutes representative at meetings, and establishing and maintaining partnerships to advance the Open Institute’s mission. The Program Officer position requires sub-national level community engagement experience, as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.


-Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning.

-Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables.

-Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of Open Institute’s work outcomes vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments.

-Manage and coordinate programmatic meetings including managing logistical contractors.

-Facilitate small- and large-group meetings and trainings.

-Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations.

-Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.

-Manage relationships with contractors.

-Participate in Open Institute’s strategic planning activities.

-Identify partnership and funding opportunities and promote relationship-building among Open

-Institute and other organizations, agencies, and/or individuals.

-Develop and disseminate programmatic and marketing materials.

-Develop PowerPoint presentations and other materials for use during program-related events.

-Develop written and online tools for programmatic use including survey and evaluation instruments.

-Identify technological tools to enhance and support Open Institutes capacity and programs.

-Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing Open Institute at national, regional and local meetings.

-Adhere to Open Institute’s administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities.


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