Senior Program Officer


  • Date Posted:
  • Region: North America
  • Country: United States
  • Job Type: Full-Time



Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting governance and civil society, is accepting applications for a Senior Program Officer (SPO). The SPO will be a member of EF’s Innovative Training Solutions (ITS) team and will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of a civil society capacity building program. They will direct the overall goals of the program, devise strategies for program implementation, and ensure the project team remains focused on producing quality outcomes. The program will be focused on promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in the Korean peninsula. Candidates should have extensive experience working on disability rights programming in the past. Program beneficiaries will be from the community of regional refugees and as such a qualified candidate will in addition to a native level fluency in Korean, have deep contextual knowledge of the challenges faced by the target beneficiaries, and have experience working with participants suffering from PTSD and other psychological trauma. Employment is contingent on the proposed program being funded with an expected start date in the fall of 2022.  


  • Contribute to development of programs’ overall strategy;  
  • Monitor programs’ activities towards desired outcomes, and make informed decisions to revise strategies if necessary;  
  • Build, train, and manage program teams and ensure quality performance; 
  • Provide day-to-day management of the assigned programs; 
  • Budget tracking, donor reporting, and monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Prepare scopes of work for contractors; monitor and manage contractors' time and deliverables; 
  • Meet with stakeholders to discuss program status; 
  • Work with the team to provide quality progress reports on a quarterly basis; 
  • Evaluate grant applications and monitor grantees; 
  • Develop new program ideas for current and future donors.   


  • Master’s degree in social science, political science, management, international relations, training, economic development, or area studies required;  
  • Candidates must be experienced in project planning and have at least 3-5 years of prior managerial experience – experience in disability rights project management preferred; 
  • Exceptional research, and communications skills; 
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • Experience in educational projects and online training is a plus;  
  • Native level fluency in English and Korean are required; 
  • Excellent written skills required; 
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills. 


Please submit a cover letter and resume to this posting.