Senior Program Officer

Location: New York, NY
Salary: $65,000
About the Opportunity

The Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) is looking for a highly motivated and analytical individual to join our Program team in New York City as a Senior Program Officer.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality technical assistance to transition and emerging market countries, by recruiting senior financial experts to serve as volunteers on short-term missions.  Among others, you will be responsible for identifying these experts and independently managing a portfolio of programs, from project design through execution and post-project follow-up.  As a Senior Program Officer, you will work very closely with our field staff and volunteer experts, focusing on the development of practical, results-oriented projects.  You will also be responsible for key aspects of program oversight, such as the drafting of progress reports to funders, helping to monitor the impact of programs and ensuring key milestones are met.

For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to hr@fsvc.org and include “Senior Program Officer” in the subject line.  The writing sample should not exceed 3 pages.  U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.  Submission Deadline:  January 15, 2019.  Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Key job functions include
  • Manage all stateside aspects of assigned program implementation, from project design through execution and post-project follow-up;
  • Manage key aspects of program oversight, including measuring impact, reporting to funders and designing communication pieces (e.g., news articles, website pages) highlighting results
  • Develop a network of contacts with expertise in various financial sector areas, to advise on program implementation and potentially serve as volunteers on individual projects;
  • Liaise closely with FSVC field staff to support program development, project management and evaluation, and reporting;
  • Contribute to proposal writing and other business development activities, as needed; and
  • Contribute actively to improving FSVC’s efficacy and impact.
Preferred qualifications
  • Master’s degree in finance/economics/business management or international relations;
  • Relevant full-time work experience in financial services or international development work, including previous work experience in “Big Four” accounting and consultancy firms;
  • Fluency in one or more languages spoken in countries where FSVC currently operates;
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills;
  • Efficiency and business acumen; and
  • Ability to work independently.