Please Note: All work for this position will be done remotely for the duration of the global health crisis. Once government restrictions are lifted and office conditions are confirmed to be safe, the Program Officer III for Asia will work at Solidarity Center's Washington, DC headquarters.
Solidarity Center seeks a senior-level individual to fill its Program Officer III role in Asia, serving as the main contact between headquarters and the field on assigned programs. Responsible for day-to-day support and counsel to field offices and programs in the organization's largest region, this individual must become thoroughly conversant with activities and current events relevant to the on-going political, economic, social and trade union developments across Asia. The successful candidate must have working knowledge of and experience in USG regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants.
A critical component of the job includes writing persuasive proposals, describing complex activities, and developing budgets for those activities. This individual takes part in both the design and implemention of trade union development programs. The Program Officer III monitors these programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results and must produce well-written program reports and evaluations. The position also serves as a point of contact, coordinator, and information hub on program activities with other departments within Solidarity Center. This individual provides advice and guidance to Country Program Directors in the development and implementation of programs, the drafting and submission of concept papers and project proposals to donor organizations, and the effective management of field offices and programs. The Program Officer III is expected to initiate program proposals and seek funding.
The Program Officer III assists and advises the Asia Regional Program Director, Deputy Regional Program Director, and Senior Program Officer(s) on details of programs in the assigned country(ies) of responsibility. This individual works closely with AFL-CIO affiliates on their participation in Solidarity Center programs. The Program Officer III assists with and provides logistical support for international visitors and participants in Washington-based programs conducted by the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, affiliates, GUF’s and/or other related organizations. This individual represents Solidarity Center at meetings and conferences in the U.S. and abroad and coordinates with Washington-based NGO and U.S. Government agencies. The successful candidate must have the experience and presence to represent effectively the policies and programs of Solidarity Center and the AFL-CIO in public fora and private meetings with donors, partners, and national and international public and private organizations. Pending health and safety conditions, travel to the region is part of this position, including filling in for Country Program Directors on a temporary or indefinite basis as needed.
Persons considered for this position must agree to accept temporary or indefinite assignments as a field representative (following the lifting of travel restrictions and confirmation that conditions on the ground are safe).
Supervisor: Regional Program Director
The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $83,000 USD. A robust benefits package includes excellent health and life insurance, a retirement plan/pension, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave.
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