Job Listing: Program Coordinator, Public Health Program, OSI-Budapest

Submitted by dguard on (Issue #468)
Consequences of Prohibition
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The Open Society Institute seeks a Program Coordinator to work in Budapest and report to the International Harm Reduction Development Program Officer in New York. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2007.

The Program Coordinator will provide administrative and program support for a three-year harm reduction advocacy grants program sponsored by the Soros Foundations Network and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), under the direction of a Program Officer and the IHRD Directors.

Operating in Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine, the program will support public policy reform and health services in four interrelated areas: drug treatment quality and access; women, drug use, and sexual and reproductive health; community organizing by people who use drugs and people living with HIV; and prison-based harm reduction services.

The Program Coordinator's work will encompass, but is not limited to preparing semi-annual narrative and quarterly financial reports for CIDA, and other program documentation as required; preparing annual workplans which guide grantmaking in the four program areas, in cooperation with other IHRD staff and external partners; administering and tracking all CIDA-related grants; regular communication with grantees and with IHRD and other members of the Soros network with regard to project development, implementation and reporting; ensuring that IHRD and the Soros Foundations Network consistently fulfill our funding and programmatic obligations according to the annual workplans; maintaining a database of all program expenditures; working with IHRD staff, grantees and other partners on cooperative advocacy and technical assistance projects, and to regularly evaluate and adjust ongoing programs; and upholding a positive, communicative relationship with CIDA staff. In addition, the Program Coordinator may be called on to contribute to other IHRD projects, as needed and at the discretion of the Deputy Director and/or Director.

Requirements include a BA degree, 2-4 years of experience in the health or human rights fields (preferably but not necessarily involving harm reduction and/or HIV), familiarity with the concepts and methods of harm reduction, comfort in working effectively and respectfully with people who use drugs and people living with HIV, fluent spoken and written English and Russian, a high level of organization, self-motivation, and attention to detail, flexibility and willingness to work on a range of concurrent tasks from the mundane to the more creative in a very fast-paced environment, and the ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Ideal candidates will have demonstrable writing ability, knowledge of issues central to the CIDA program, and experience managing budgets.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is included.

To apply, e-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements before January 24, 2007, to [email protected]. Please include Job Code: PC/BUD/IHRD in subject line. If e-mail is not available, fax to: 1-646-557-2494. No telephone inquiries, please.

The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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