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Job Title: Program Officer – Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program
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Organization: Physicians for Human Rights
Posted: 4/5/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA   
Position Description: PHR is seeking an experienced and qualified program officer to work with the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ) to help increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support prosecutions for these crimes. The program officer coordinates the Program’s day-to-day activities in the United States and in focus countries, participates in the planning and development of programmatic activities in these locations, and cultivates and maintains strong relationships globally to advance the goals of the SVCZ Program

The program officer’s responsibilities include effective deployment of resources, time, and funds for PHR projects. These projects involve complex coordination, and require effective communication and creative and collaborative problem-solving. Building and maintaining strong, trust-based relationships internally and with external partners across cultures and geographies is an important function of this role. This is an exempt position which reports to the Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones.

Qualifications: •Build and implement SVCZ program activities and trainings. •Monitor the development of project reports; this may include the editing, reviewing, formatting, and production of program documents for internal and external distribution. •Coordinate activity planning and implementation, funds disbursement, monitoring and reporting, and facilitating meetings and trainings. •Prepare project briefs to inform decision making on project targets and outputs. •Oversee programmatic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts, including project baseline data and indicators. •Produce timely and accurate quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and the set up and maintenance of databases to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of M&E data. •Prepare informative communication briefs, presentations, and other materials for the Program. •Work with selected partners in-country as part of ongoing organizational capacity development efforts to evaluate and improve the systems these partners use to collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence and collaborate with other stakeholder groups. •Support program development processes, including assisting in the development of funding proposals and new initiatives to support the strategic growth of the program. •In consultation with Development colleagues, draft grant proposal and reports, and ensure grant deliverables are being met. •Provide organizational and logistical support to programmatic activities to support the collection, documentation, and preservation of forensic medical evidence of sexual violence. •Liaise with the finance department and country offices to monitor program and office budgets, including reconciliation of discrepancies, trouble-shooting budget variances, budget revisions, and development of budget proposals.

Organization Description: For nearly 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

A Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, PHR is a global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.

PHR is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are very excited to be recruiting committed activists with a passion for human rights. Our headquarters are located in New York City, and we maintain offices in Washington, DC and in Boston.

Closing Date: 7/5/2018
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Contact Name: Linnea VanPilsum-Bloom,  Program Officer – Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program
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New York   NY  10018
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  New York   NY  10018
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How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter with your resume and salary requirements to Please include “Program Officer, Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, PRO-17-001” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please indicate where you saw this job posting in your cover letter.

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