World Vision Inc. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH) - Program Management Officer in Washington D.C, District Of Columbia

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH) - Program Management Officer

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Job Description

Share Big Dreams

At World Vision, we're sharing a big dream for children. One that moves beyond just clean water, food or healthcare to offer a full solution to poverty. We want children to have everything they need to thrive, both physically and spiritually, so they can experience the kind of life God intends—life in all its fullness.

We want the same for our staff: big dreams, a career of significance, and fullness of life. Share your skills and experience in WASH so you can share a full life with children in need.

World Vision is the world’s leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water. We are looking for a Program Management Officer (PMO) to join the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH) Team

This position can also be located in Federal Way , WA

The PMO will contribute to the Private Funding (PF) sector team’s program quality, fundraising, and reporting goals through the management of projects that are part of a sector product portfolio. Demonstrate a mutual understanding of both donor- and field-facing requirements, providing product management, marketing and project support to enable fundraisers to deliver on the donor promise. Oversee project implementation, and provide monitoring and evaluation of the project portfolio to ensure project quality, accountability and fulfillment of the community and donor promise. Assist with sector product leadership and set standards, develop tools, and provide capacity building for privately funded projects. Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.

Donor Promise Accountability & Project Oversight

  • Provide fundraising support that enables the sector team to achieve fundraising goals by serving as primary point of contact for fundraisers and, as needed, directly with donors. Ensure all donor and fundraising questions are answered in a timely basis, including those requiring detailed, project-specific and/or technical data.

  • Ensure regular, positive and productive communication with field representatives, partners, and as appropriate with donors, National Directors, Regional Offices and the Global Center.

  • Support National Offices to ensure that timely and high quality proposals (campaign and DIOPs) are developed. Proposals should be technically sound, meet all donor requirements and align with the national and global office sector strategy.

  • Support National Offices in successful start-up of projects as needed, such as assisting with design, re-design, recruiting, start-up workshops, baselines, capital asset purchases, establishment of the monitoring and evaluation system (including reporting templates) and development of the detailed implementation plan.

  • Provide timely and effective support to projects through the provision of advice in the areas of reporting compliance, financial management, and overall project implementation, including the sourcing of technical assistance as necessary. This includes working with the finance officers each quarter to verify accuracy of budget numbers and to ensure Communication Officers have accurate data available for donor reporting purposes. Conduct field visits to provide hands-on support.

  • Work with Project staff to ensure timely and high quality reports are submitted to Communications Officers

  • Collaborate with IPG finance to ensure timely and accurate commitment of donor funds, clarity of field budgets, and appropriate fund utilization.

  • Coordinate and communicate project changes (scope, time frame, budget, etc.) with relevant stakeholders.

  • Lead the project close-out process (includes final reports, evaluations and lessons learned).

Product Management & Sector Leadership

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), representing sector and project portfolio at donor/fundraiser events and meetings, in review of sector marketing materials, answering questions for internal stakeholders, and joining vision trips as needed.

  • Network with sector leaders internally and externally, to strengthen World Vision’s industry position, stay current with the sector evidence base, and to connect field projects with sector resources such as university researchers.

  • Attend sector-specific external meetings/conferences as applicable to existing programming in order to share lessons learned and best practices with field offices.

  • Develop or contribute to sector business plans and strategy.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Oversee the work of interns and fellows based in headquarters and National Offices as assigned.

Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities and changes via regular reading of the WVUS Intranet and other corporate communication tools.

Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (eight years). In addition to education or education equivalent, requires a minimum of 3-6 years relevant professional work experience.

  • Work in international relief and development in sector preferred. Direct work experience acquiring or managing large grants from US Government agencies, institutional foundations or major individuals preferred.

  • Proven work experience effectively managing large projects and successful resolution of implementation challenges.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement.

  • Broad sector knowledge and/or field experience in the areas of: children in crisis, monitoring and evaluation, education, HIV-AIDS, OVC care and support, agriculture, economic development, and micro-finance. Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of MS Access and Lotus Notes a plus.


  • Knowledge of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector

  • implementing WASH in a developing context

Job Location

Washington D.C, District of Columbia, United States

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Working Environment / Conditions

Standard office environment. Domestic and International travel required (up to 25% of the time).