Senior Program Officer (Caribbean/Latin America)

Timeframe:  Immediate

About the Position

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) seeks to hire a Senior Program Officer to lead SCG’s capacity building programs in the Caribbean and Latin America. This position will report to the Deputy Director of Programs and manage project staff, consultants, and technical experts at headquarters and in the region.  The Senior Program Officer is responsible for ensuring the timely and high-quality delivery of all project activities in accordance with grant/donor requirements and their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to capture output, outcomes, and impact. This position ensures the quality control of project design and project deliverables, the optimal use of project resources, the timely implementation flow of project activities, and effective stakeholder engagement and management.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience managing or independently conducting projects, ideally in the Caribbean and/or Latin America. Relevant experience includes substantive work in the following: grant proposal development/project design, project planning and implementation, budget management and forecasting, budget realignments, knowledge of federal grant guidelines (2CFR 200), quarterly reporting, M&E, and subject matter expert (SME) management and recruitment. Additionally, candidates will have knowledge and experience designing and implementing effective capacity building approaches and experience working with or for the U.S. government or other international donors. 

The right candidate should also be able to demonstrate effective communications skills, including experience training and engaging with high level security sector officials (e.g., police, ministry of interior, ministry of justice), the ability to produce publishable quality written products, and excellent planning and team management skills. 

  • Fluency in Spanish required. 
  • At least seven years of project management experience with at least two years managing projects overseas.
  • Willing to be located at SCG’s McLean, VA offices and travel to the region.
  • Hold a master’s degree in security studies or a related discipline. PMP certification is preferred.

About Strategic Capacity Group

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor countries to enhance the sustainability and impact of their foreign assistance approaches and recipient countries to deliver security appropriately, effectively, accountably, and in accordance with the rule of law. Through this approach, SCG helps build human and institutional capacity worldwide. 

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