Program Officer – South Africa

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: August 2024

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is seeking a highly motivated Program Officer to successfully and effectively assist in the implementation of a technical assistance program in South Africa.  The USAID-funded program, entitled “Strengthening Anti-Corruption Efforts and Procedures in Southern Africa aims in part to help South Africa combat corruption through stronger procedures and coordinated efforts.  The Program Officer will help FSVC implement practical, results-oriented activities in South Africa that respond to local needs and help improve people’s lives.

What You’ll Do
  • Manage multiple field aspects of technical assistance delivery by senior-level experts, including program activity design, logistical arrangements, implementation, post-project follow-up, and reporting to funders;
  • Build relationships and represent FSVC with key counterpart organizations, including donors, financial institutions, government institutions, and other technical assistance providers;
  • Establish new relationships with key local institutions (e.g., government institutions, civil society organizations, financial institutions and international donors, among other relevant actors); and
  • Liaise closely with FSVC NY headquarters team and other field staff to ensure effective program implementation and project management.
What You’ll Need
  • Five to seven years of professional experience in international development, particularly financial sector development and combating financial crime, or in a related field;
  • Experience managing the delivery of international technical assistance programs;
  • Working relationships with key government and civil society institutions;
  • Master’s degree in international development, finance/economics, business, international relations, or other related field;
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
A Little About Us…

FSVC is a not-for-profit organization that helps build the sound financial and governance systems needed to support healthy market-oriented economies in developing countries.  Founded in 1990 at U.S. Presidential Initiative, FSVC has conducted over 3,800 technical assistance missions in 70 developing countries.  Among other areas of work, FSVC has worked with key government institutions, private sector institutions and civil society organizations to increase transparency and accountability across Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.  FSVC has field offices in Albania, Angola, Eswatini, the DRC, Georgia, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tajikistan and Tunisia.

Come Join Us!

For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample to and include “Program Officer – South Africa” in the subject line.  All application documents should be submitted in English.  The writing sample should be a maximum of three pages long, and focus on a relevant topic such as corruption, financial sector development or international affairs.