Program Officer III, Africa – Washington, DC (Hybrid)

Solidarity Center

Place description

Location: Washington, DC*

Utility Deadline: When crammed


*Please Observe: Solidarity Heart workers get pleasure from a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. All candidates making use of for this position might be anticipated to work within the Washington, D.C. workplace a minimal of three days per week until an ADA or health-related exemption is permitted.


Abstract of Place: As a senior-level place, the Program Officer III is accountable for day-to-day help and counsel to assigned area workplaces and packages in Africa and is predicted to journey to the area as wanted. This particular person should change into totally conversant with all features of program actions and related ongoing political, financial, social, and commerce union developments within the area. 

The Program Officer III serves as the principle contact between headquarters and the sector. As well as, this particular person is the inner level of contact on assigned packages, coordinating actions and making ready/exchanging data with different departments.

The Program Officer III is predicted to attract on earlier expertise to provoke program proposals and search funding, primarily from USG donor businesses. Subsequently, this particular person will need to have working data of and expertise in USG laws and procedures associated to federal grant funds. The Program Officer III takes half within the design and implementation of commerce union improvement packages and should have the ability to write persuasive proposals, program stories, and evaluations that seize complicated actions. The Program Officer III develops and tracks program budgets, and screens packages to satisfy anticipated outcomes.

This particular person  gives recommendation and steering to Nation Program Administrators on the event and implementation of packages, the drafting and submission of idea papers and funding proposals, and the efficient administration of area workplaces and packages. The Program Officer III additionally assists and advises the Regional Program Director and Deputy Director on packages in assigned nation(ies) of duties.

This particular person works intently with AFL-CIO associates to coordinate their participation in Solidarity Heart packages. The Program Officer III additionally assists with and, when needed, gives logistical help for worldwide guests and contributors in Washington-based packages performed by the Solidarity Heart, AFL-CIO, associates, World Union Federations, and different organizations. This particular person represents Solidarity Heart at conferences and conferences within the U.S. and overseas. The Program Officer III coordinates with Washington-based NGOs and U.S. Authorities businesses. This particular person will need to have the expertise and presence to characterize Solidarity Heart insurance policies and packages precisely and successfully in private and non-private conferences with donors, companions, and different organizations.  


  • Expertise with budgets and mission administration laws and procedures
  • Expertise with proposal writing 
  • Expertise in East Africa and/or the Horn of Africa area (most popular)
  • Commerce union expertise
  • In depth data of worldwide relations and commerce unions and socioeconomic and political developments within the U.S. and overseas
  • Means to work independently and with out supervision
  • Means to handle a number of assignments concurrently
  • Bachelor’s diploma in political science, worldwide relations, labor relations, or associated fields and/or ten years of equal work expertise
  • Good communication and writing abilities
  • Pc literacy for phrase processing and easy spreadsheets
  • Means to work and work together simply with all kinds of individuals
  • Fluency within the Amharic language (most popular)

Supervisor:  Regional Program Director

Particular Duties:

  • Present specified area workplaces with programmatic monetary and administrative help; 
  • Write/edit proposals, stories, letters, and different correspondence;
  • Conduct subject analysis for headquarters and area workplaces;
  • Coordinate actions with the Heart’s different program and practical workplaces; 
  • Develop coalition-building contacts with U.S. labor, authorities, and non-governmental organizations within the Washington space;
  • Present steering to area workplaces on AFL-CIO and Heart insurance policies and priorities and function a liaison between the Heart and AFL-CIO associates, GUFs, ITUC, its regional organizations, and the ILO; 
  • Help and advise area workplaces in program improvement and proposal writing: 
  • Develop and implement regional and sub-regional packages and packages in nations with no resident area consultant; 
  • Present area workplaces with data on USAID, NED, and U.S. authorities guidelines and laws that have an effect on program administration 
  • Recruit exterior program consultants and different technical workers in accordance with area wants;
  • Present technical help and help to conduct program evaluations of area initiatives and recruiting evaluators; 
  • Assist area journeys by Solidarity Heart personnel; 
  • Share data on nation situations and labor points as requested by Washington-based U.S. authorities workplaces and Congress; 
  • Journey on a TDY foundation to conduct and/or oversee program improvement and/or implementation in nations with no area workplace; 
  • Work intently with AFL-CIO associates to coordinate their participation in Solidarity Heart packages; 
  • Monitor packages to satisfy price range targets; 
  • Signify the Solidarity Heart as directed;
  • Furnish monetary and administrative help providers to area workplaces, and supply recommendation and steering to area workplaces on grants administration and funding procedures; and
  • Provoke idea papers and program proposals and seeks funding for identical.

In compliance with federal legislation, all individuals employed might be required to confirm identification and eligibility to work in america and to finish the required employment eligibility verification doc type upon rent.

It is a collective bargaining unit place, generously compensated with a gross annual wage beginning at roughly $92,876 USD based mostly on expertise. A strong advantages package deal consists of absolutely paid medical insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance coverage, and ample paid day without work for holidays, trip, and medical depart. Pre-tax deduction packages are additionally out there for commuting, dependent care, and well being care bills. As well as, we provide alternatives and funds for skilled improvement.

About Us:

The Solidarity Heart cultivates the values of variety, equality, and inclusion amongst its workers and companions. It doesn’t discriminate on the premise of race, coloration, faith, intercourse, sexual orientation, gender identification, nationwide or ethnic origin, age, marital standing, incapacity, veteran standing, or another standing protected beneath relevant legislation. Candidates from historically underrepresented teams are strongly inspired to use. If you’re a candidate with a incapacity and require affordable lodging to use for this place, please contact us at [email protected].

For Candidates Making use of from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Heart works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our coverage is to inform the AFL-CIO previous to interviewing any of its present staff.

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