Senior Program Officer (Knowledge Management)

Timeframe: Immediate

About the Position

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) seeks to hire a Senior Program Officer to perform and support functions that ensure the quality, relevance, rigor, and feasibility of substantive/knowledge-based products in furtherance of SCG’s mission. Specifically, the SPO/KM leads and contributes to SCG’s conceptualization/design, administration, and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, processes, and products. Toward these objectives, the SPO/KM closely collaborates with and supports SCG’s Department of Programs. The SPO/KM may be assigned to independently manage a KM-related Project/Taskforce. The SPO/KM reports to the Deputy Director of Knowledge Management. Salary commensurate with experience. SCG offers a competitive benefits package.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

General Requirements for the SPO/KM position are:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience managing and/or independently conducting monitoring and evaluation work for international and/or foreign assistance projects 
  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Social Science, Security Studies, Criminal Justice, or a related sub-discipline (Ph.D. Degree preferred)
  • Willing and able to travel as needed
  • Fluency in English and at least one other foreign language (French, Spanish, or Arabic preferred)

The ideal candidate will also have a proven record of technical experience conducting monitoring and evaluation of federally funded international projects or programs, preferably in areas such as Corrections/Prison Systems and/or Security Sector Capacity Building. Relevant experience includes substantive work in the following: 

  • Producing publication-quality reports, briefs, and analytic pieces
  • Observing exceptional attention to detail 
  • Conducting robust and rigorous qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Managing and employing databases and data analysis tools and systems
  • Conducting project management activities including planning, coordination, and problem-solving

The right candidate should be able to meet international and security sector professional standards and showcase excellent communication, relationship-building skills, client-oriented aptitudes, as well as the ability to foster long-term collaboration with a variety of external and internal stakeholders.  

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. Visit our website at

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