The Program Officer is an integral part of a team that manages projects to promote freedom of expression, religious freedom and tolerance, human rights, and support independent news and information. The Program Officer supports Persian and English language programs.


• Conduct research into issues facing Iran and its citizens

• Write news stories for web and social media

• Provide English-Persian and Persian-English translation

• Work with project management to prepare reports and monitor program progress

• Monitor news and social media output to inform research, news, and reporting duties

• Provide assistance to web-based projects and management and ensure technical integrity of project platforms

• serve as contact point for platform maintenance and management to ensure timely solutions to issues and special projects

• Other duties as assigned that advance JFC's mission


• Bachelor's degree in international development, international relations, Middle East Studies, journalism or communications, technology-related fields, or a related field;

• Minimum of five years’ experience contributing to international development programs, preference for experience managing related programs and working for media or civil society organizations

• Proven translation experience with complex subjects in journalism and related fields

• Knowledge of and ability to manage general IT tasks for web and social media platforms

• Demonstrated understanding of Iranian domestic politics;

• Experience implementing donor funded programs preferred;

• Ability to anticipate challenges and problem solve;

• Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills;

• Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize;

• Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English and Persian required

Location: This position is remote but requires close communication with offices in London and DC and adherence to news deadlines set by those offices.

Salary and Benefits: We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Submit your resume and cover letter to by Thursday May 16th.