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Program Officer, Fulbright Student & Scholar Programs, Sub-Saharan Africa (Hybrid)

Institute of International Education
Washington, DC 20005
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Institute of International Education

IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.

Organizational Department:

Schedule: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level:

Location: Chicago IL - Chicago, IL 60602 US
Houston TX - Houston, TX 77027 US
New York NY - New York, NY 10007 US (Primary)
San Francisco CA - San Francisco, CA 94108 US
Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US

Job Description:

The Program Officer, Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs supports Program Management (PM) project deliverables for specified countries or programs within the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This individual will support the implementation of the contractual services for the Fulbright Program, including country-specific budgets and program policies, working closely with their counterparts at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Embassies overseas, and internal teams within the larger Fulbright team at IIE to enable programmatic success.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicates with counterparts at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Posts for assigned countries or programmatic portfolio and responds to general and specific questions, inquiries, and correspondence.
  • Provides information to internal IIE units and external regional Fulbright counterparts so that country and programmatic priorities and policies can be achieved.
  • Monitors grant funds, including supplementary, cost-shares and endowments and recommends financial allocations for assigned country portfolio.
  • Maintains detailed grantee records; analyzes data and develops reports for the Program Directors and Regional Assistant Directors.
  • Reviews applications and determines grantee eligibility. Hosts selection panels and facilitates selection process.
  • Collects and reviews documents provided by participants to ensure timely U.S. visa issuance and onboarding.
  • Advises participants and works with hosts to resolve issues.

The Institute of International Education ("IIE") has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Decision Making - Chooses from pre-defined product and service delivery alternatives, guidelines, policies and/or operating procedures to make routine decisions.
  • Financial Management - Makes routine payments (i.e. participants, partners), handles mini-procurements and makes low-cost expenditures with appropriate supervisory approval.
  • Interactions - Types of Contact - Regularly interacts with team members both within and outside of their department, as well as clients, participants, and partners in carrying out their work assignments.
  • Interactions - Purpose of Contact - Exchanges functional/technical information to carry out work assignments. Interactions with other are primarily coordinative in nature.
  • Focus of Work - Work focuses primarily on executing specific work tasks in support of departmental goals.

To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. State and local guidelines apply.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel: Less than 10%


Posted: 2022-06-02 Expires: 2022-07-04

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