Senior Program Officer


  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Date Posted: August 8, 2019
  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2019
  • Job Type: Full-time


Under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager, the Senior Program Officer will play a key role in supporting ELE’s student exchange program in Eurasia. He/she will be responsible for implementing program activities including but not limited to selection of program participants, international travel arrangements, placement of participants in US-based universities, as well as assistance with various program development and outreach efforts as they arise.


  • Contribute to the timely implementation of all planned program activities
  • Assist in the effort of ensuring the overall program compliance with various requirements and regulations
  • Support the effort of gathering and analyzing data on key program indicators
  • Contribute to the preparation of various programmatic reports and documents
  • Facilitate general administrative functions of the program (e.g., financial reconciliation, data management, communication, etc.)
  • Ensure timely completion of project deliverables, outcomes, and reporting requirements
  • Keep track of the project budget and financial reports
  • Oversee participant recruitment, selection, and placement processes
  • Facilitate participant travel arrangement and special events
  • Oversee program staff


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in international studies, international development, public administration or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Demonstrated capacity to coordinate fellowships and exchanges and facilitate the implementation of USG-funded projects. Previous program implementation experience in Eurasia required; experience in Russia preferred. Strong attention to detail, strategic planning, organizational, written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Other: Excellent written and spoken English language ability required. Knowledge of Russian language and strong computer skills required.


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

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