Program Officer – Management, Southeast Asia

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
11/03/2021
JOB LOCATION
Chevy Chase, MD
Company Information
NAME
University Research Co., LLC
JOB DESCRIPTION

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

Department/Team/Project Overview:
URC’s Technical Programs Team encompasses all of URC’s technical projects and activities, organized under one department to facilitate integration, collaboration, and agility in technical program implementation and business development.

The Asia, Middle East, Eurasia, and North Africa (AMEENA) Regional Program Team implements projects in Cambodia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Program Officer -Management provides operational, administrative and programmatic support backstopping USAID and other field program in the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar.

*Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Supporting Project Start-up and Close-out activities.
-Financial Management, budget review and monthly financial reports
-Contracts Administration support, oversight and liaison with HQ Contracts
-Operational Support and Overall Coordination
-Provide operational, administrative, and financial management support to field-based projects and staff.
-Facilitate resolution of issues and/or challenges involving the Asia Middle East and North Africa Program Management Director and Portfolio Director with the field.
-Coordinate project activities with partners and other organizations as appropriate.
-Equipment inventory and property management compliance
-Oversee travel arrangements in compliance with USAID regulations and obtain necessary approvals;
-Monitor procurement documentation and conduct thorough review and analysis of completeness and compliance with -URC internal procurement policies.
-Maintain electronic and paper filing systems for assigned projects;
-Support technical and program staff in the development and presentation of annual work plans and budgets;
-Support tracking project deliverables including reports, summaries, and success stories.
-Support preparation and distribution of technical documents and corporate communications about the project.
-Perform other related duties and assignments, including support with business/proposal development efforts as applicable.
-Travel to developing countries as required and may be up to 20% of the time.

QUALIFICATIONS
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with others. Able to work independently in a fast-paced organization by prioritizing and managing multiple priorities. Strong attention to detail and follow-through required. -Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English are required. -Ability to work with people from all over the world and adjust to colleagues with learning styles from other cultures is highly desired *Requirements -Bachelor's degree in health-related specialization, public health or administration, or related area/program of study such as business administration, accounting, international development. -Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an HQ support function, backstopping international donor funded projects. -Experience working for a USAID prime is required -Experience with financial management on USAID projects, including experience reviewing expenditure vouchers and accompanying receipts and determining allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of back-up documentation for expenditures. -Budget oversight experience , including experience creating budget scenarios, projecting expenditures based on clear assumptions, and tracking actual expenditures against projections. -International field experience in developing country setting (such as Peace Corps service or equivalent) preferred. -Experience traveling to or working with projects in Southeast Asia is a plus. -Fluency in other major languages such as French, Spanish, Arabic, and others preferred. This position is open to qualified candidates legally authorized to work in the United States. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. URC is an E-Verify Employer URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application online.