Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Governance


Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: January 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job Type: Full-time 



Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance and civil society development, is accepting applications for a Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Governance (PO). The PO is member of EF’s Civic Engagement and Governance team and is responsible to provide programmatic oversight, guidance and backstopping support for the Foundation’s diverse program portfolio in this practice area. Reporting to the Director for Civic Engagement and Governance, the PO will directly contribute to the successful implementation of EF’s innovative eGovernance and civil society programs. 



  • Assist with the preparation and review of annual work plans as well as performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Facilitate regular management calls with Washington, DC- and field-based program staff; 
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems and procedures to regularly track and report on program performance as well as document lessons learned and knowledge created from EF’s programs;
  • Review and revise quarterly reports submitted by program teams based in the field and in Washington, DC;
  • In coordination with the business development team, identify and develop funding opportunities for new initiatives in the practice area. 



  • At least 5 years of program management or backstopping experience, particularly for USG-funded programs in public administration reform or civil society. Familiarity with innovative eGovernance and/or ICT4D programming a plus;
  • At least 2 years of experience in overseas program implementation;
  • Familiarity with program design and evaluation as well as performance-based management tools required;
  • Previous new business experience in the democracy and governance sphere preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, political science, area studies or another relevant field required.  Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • Candidates must possess exceptional analytical, organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic or another language relevant to EF’s programs highly desirable. 


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with POCEG in the subject line. 

No calls please. 

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