China Program Officer


  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Date Posted: October 17, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Job Type: Full-time

This position is currently funded through May 2018. Employment beyond that date is contingent upon securing additional funding.


The China Program Officer will manage the Eurasia Foundation’s activities in China. S/he will be responsible for all activities related to designing and implementing the program, including: managing the budget, monitoring progress toward goals & evaluating impact, generating program reports, and communicating with stakeholders. S/he also will work closely with the program development team to build funder relations and develop new proposals. The China Program Officer will supervise the China Program Intern and will report to the Director of Civic Engagement and Governance.


  • Oversee all aspects of program implementation, serving as point person on China for internal staff, local partners, funders, and the public
  • Oversee administration of contracts and grants with local partners, ensuring rigorous stewardship of program resources
  • Manage and track expenditures of program staff and partner organizations through regular budget reconciliation and reporting
  • Review and approve narrative and financial reports from partner organizations
  • Monitor progress toward program goals for final evaluation and outcome reporting
  • Perform site visits and/or review and approve site visit reports from local staff
  • Supervise the China Program Intern and other China program staff, as necessary
  • Seek out and represent the program at public and funder outreach events
  • Seek out and perform due diligence on new partners and grantee organizations
  • Design new projects and work with program development staff to draft proposals
  • Generate timely English language reports on program activities, including funder reports, board reports, blog postings, and brochures
  • Maintain the program’s social media presence and develop new communication campaigns to grow program visibility
  • Stay abreast of current events in key issue areas, in order to rapidly identify and act on new program opportunities



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as international relations, development, or public policy required, master’s preferred
  • Minimum five years’ experience managing projects, teams, and budgets
  • Experience administering contracts, grants, and/or sub-recipient monitoring for international development initiatives
  • Experience living and working in China
  • Deep understanding of grassroots civil society organizations
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Ability to communicate across multiple cultures and sectors
  • Highly independent with positive, proactive attitude
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of time internationally
  • Ability to read technical Chinese documents
  • Excellent English writing & presentation skills


  • Experience working with US government
  • Social media experience, both in the US and China
  • Proficiency in communications, design, and web publishing software


To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and English language writing sample to with “CHINAPO” in the subject line.

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