Programs Special Projects Officer

PACT   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 264 days ago

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Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department Overview

Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery and Country Office teams contribute to realizing this by: 

  • Ensuring effective project management through supporting project startups, implementation, reporting and financial and human resource management as well as closeouts
  • Portfolio coordination: providing a leadership role in the regional portfolio teams in DC, and organizing monthly calls for the portfolio team with each country office.
  • Working with country teams to develop, refine and pursue their strategies by leveraging technical knowledge (our own and others), researching, and analyzing potential partners and opportunities.
  • Grow and diversify: contributing to scoping, pre-positioning and proposal development with the Opportunity Development team.
  • Knowledge sharing and learning: enhancing communication between country offices and DC, to ensure better understanding of the diverse operating environments and program approaches
  • External relations: participating in the development conversation by attending events, hosting meetings, and reaching out to potential partners and donors.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) for Country Programs and Operations, the Programs Special Projects Officer (PSOP) plays a critical role in coordinating assignments that support the program delivery unit and as assigned by the VP. The assignments will support unit priorities determined on an annual basis. The PSPO will help coordinate teams assigned to provide strategic outputs and provide analytical documents critical for decision making.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical program reports for decision making
  • Coordinate working groups
  • Draft internal and external communication documents
  • Develop monitoring reports for presentations
  • Draft internal and external communication documents
  • Track program investment outcomes
  • Arrange strategic meetings
  • Assist in the management of regional and global meetings
  • Publish thought leadership documents
  • Provide analysis on country office revenues and opportunity development
  • Monitor country office transformation initiatives that support Pact’s global strategy
  • Coordinate with the Director of Program Operations and Regional Directors in carrying out assigned tasks to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure effective use of resources

Basic Requirements

  • BA and at least 6 years of relevant experience (or equivalent)
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Experience in project management, developing budgets, and international development
  • Multidimensional approach to development
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-driven
  • Ability and willingness to travelinternationally
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in a similar role within the international development sector
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage working groups
  • Report writing
  • Demonstrated capability in strategic planning