FHI 360 Technical Officer I, Civil Society & Peacebuilding

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:Technical Officer I, Civil Society & Peacebuilding

FHI 360’s Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPB) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CSPB works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:
Engage with local government to increase its responsiveness to citizen needs;
Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs, and provide needed services to citizens;
Advocate for social justice, democratic reforms, human rights, and effective policies;
Leverage and/or produce media content, such as for online, radio, and television, to promote social dialogue and tolerance; and Promote peaceful solutions to conflict and support peace negotiations.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

CSPB seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Officer I to provide technical support and guidance for the development and implementation of civil society and/or peacebuilding programs. The Technical Officer I will coordinate and assist with the development and coordination of proposals and support the development and drafting of materials describing CSPD’s technical tools and approaches.

Primary Responsibilities for the Technical Officer I include, but are not limited to:
Assist the coordination and design of technical proposals for new programs and initiatives, helping to ensure that CSPB technical proposals adhere to company strategy and are technically sound and responsive to solicitations;
Provide support to develop and disseminate tools, materials, reports, and papers related to civil society and/or peacebuilding;
Work closely with assigned proposal teams to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures;
Assist in developing and disseminating tools, materials, reports, and papers related to new business development and program design for civil society and/or peacebuilding;
Respond to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff and proactively identify opportunities for internal and external partnering on new business opportunities;
Assist with CSPB development planning and in training staff in capture and proposal development processes and tools; and
Backstop and support program management on CSPB projects as needed.


Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in peacebuilding, conflict mitigation, democracy and governance, civil society, political science, international development, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
2-5 years of technical and/or practical experience in proposal development, program design and implementation in peacebuilding, democracy and governance, civil society, conflict mitigation, or similar field.
Demonstrated understanding of theories and technical issues in democracy and governance, civil society, and/or peacebuilding fields.
Ability to coordinate proposal development processes, manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
Demonstrated strong writing, critical thinking, analysis, and research skills. A writing sample is required.
Experience with USAID and/or other US government programs preferred.
French or Spanish language fluency preferred.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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