Program Officer - Disability Rights Initiative


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


Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting good governance and vibrant civil society, is accepting applications for a Program Officer (PO). The PO is a member of EF's Innovative Training Solutions team and is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Disability Rights program and will directly supervise two Program Associates while providing various support functions for program activities and monitoring. 


  • Contribute to the development of the program's overall strategy
  • Build, train, and manage the program team and ensure quality performance
  • Monitor the program(s) activities towards desired outcomes and make informed decisions to revise strategies if necessary. 
  • Provide day-to-day management of the assigned program(s). 
  • Manage the budget and prepare budget projections in coordination with the Finance team.
  • Prepare scope of work and contract specifications for program consultants while monitoring and managing their time and deliverables and quality of work.
  • Meet with stakeholders to discuss program status
  • Draft, edit and finalize program's progress reports based on the agreement with program's donor
  • Develop new program ideas for current and future donors.


Master's degree in disability studies, social science, international relations, training area studies or other related fields is preferred. 


  • Minimum three years of experience in project management is required
  • Experience and knowledge in implementing/managing programs related to disability advocacy is required
  • Experience in educational projects and online training is a plus


  • Strong connection to persons with disabilities is highly desired.
  • Exceptional communications and organizational skills and attention to detail is a must
  • Knowledge on the UN convention of the rights of persons with disabilities, UN treaty bodies is required
  • Excellent problem solving, risk management, and decision-making skills are required
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment is required. 
  • Fluency in English and Farsi/Dari is required
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Farsi/Dari is required

All applications require a cover letter and resume to be fully considered. No phone calls,