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Program and Financial Compliance Officer

November 4, 2020

Position Summary

The Program & Financial Compliance Officer (PO/FCO) of the International Grants and Contracts Department is responsible for managing a portfolio of grants within CTFK’s Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL) Cardio-Vascular Health (CVH) Program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The RTSL CVH Program, is one of several public health advocacy programs within CTFK’s Global Health Advocacy Incubator/GHAI, a project of CTFK, designed to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and death from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and childhood drowning. Policy change is a vital component toward RTSL’s goal of saving 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease. CTFK/GHAI’s role under RTSL CVH’s Program is to lead policy advocacy to support the adoption and implementation of the initiative’s policy objectives, which includes: 1) developing country-specific advocacy strategies based on country-level assessments; 2) engaging in robust media advocacy to create an enabling environment for policy change; and 3) designing and implementing advocacy campaigns in priority countries.  The advocacy campaigns and carried out through sub-grants issued to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, universities, governments and agencies, supplemented by technical and programmatic support and assistance from the RTSL GHAI staff and in-country advisors. 

The PO/FCO is responsible for reviewing cardio-health policy advocacy sub-grant applications, including new and renewal grants, in addition to any extensions; providing programmatic and budgetary feedback and guidance to grantees; coordinating the sub-grant negotiation process; and monitoring grantee performance – including financial compliance – throughout the life of the sub-grant. The PO/FCO position requires regular communication with grantee partners in throughout the globe and close coordination of grantee activities with the overall strategic plan and high-level advocacy goals for the region. This position will also require provision of technical assistance and financial oversight to grantees. This position is based in Washington, DC, and reports to the Associate Director, Programs,  International Grants and Contracts Department.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Carefully review, analyze, monitor, and evaluate progress of RTSL Cardi-Vascular Health (CVH) sub-grant proposals, contracts, work plans, budgets, and reports.
  • Provide ongoing sub-grant monitoring and programmatic/financial support to RTSL CVH sub-grantees to ensure consistent progress, grant processing, and reporting.
  • Coordinate the grants negotiation and submission process, and serve as the point person for new and renewal grants, in addition to sub-grant extensions. 
  • Provide accurate, timely grants summary and analysis reports, responses to inquiries, and grant histories according to reporting schedules and upon request.
  • Through close collaboration and consultation with the RSTL Associate Director(s,) Country Directors, In-country Coordinators and Technical Advisors, monitor and assist grantees to achieve their project goals through appropriate program design modifications.
  • In collaboration with other staff, identify and organize appropriate technical assistance and training for grantees.
  • Conduct sub-grantee site visits (and additional virtual, on-line visits) to provide intensive programmatic guidance, in addition to monitoring for financial compliance.
  • Maintain continuous communication with grantees via e-mail, phone, and in-person, when appropriate.
  • Work with staff to ensure grants align with high-level country strategies and actively contribute to the development and execution of country-level advocacy campaigns including possible coordination and alignment with similar sub-grants and public health campaigns for programs such as Food Policy Programs implementing similar policies in low and middle-income countries.
  • Attend coordination meetings and calls with global partners to ensure that grants reflect the needs and intended outcomes of all parties involved. 
  • Travel internationally (approximately 20%) to grantees.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with sub-grantee partners, the International Grants and Contracts Unit staff, in-country staff, and other partners to effectively implement policy measures to address public health objectives.
  • Assure compliance with organizational regulations and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, nutrition, international development, or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Three (3) years related experience working in an international grant making organization on public health or health advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting and finance.
  • Experience working with international sub-grant programs.
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft 365, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook. Database experience with Fluxx preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 20%.)

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: Please reference the position code: PFCO/IGC/09 in the subject line of your email. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on our extensive global experience, we offer strategic support to develop and execute advocacy campaigns to pass laws and policies that save lives. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. 

The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.