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, English, and Arabic language programs.


  • Assist in management of project implementation, to include:

  • Participation in monitoring and evaluation tasks

  • Working with implementing staff to ensure deliverables and work products are produced in a professional manner and to deadline

  • Participation in writing and editing project reports

  • Conducting administrative tasks to include review of invoices, ongoing review and spot-checking of project website content, ensuring project documents are properly reviewed and stored, assistance in contracting vendors and consultants, and other administrative tasks as needed to implement projects.

  • Conduct research into issues facing Iran and its citizens as needed to assist project implementation

  • Provide occasional English-Persian and Persian-English translation for internal management purposes

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

  • Other duties as assigned that advance JFC's mission and project success


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

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

  • Demonstrated understanding of Iranian domestic and regional politics

  • Experience implementing donor funded programs preferred

  • Ability to anticipate challenges and solve problems independently

  • 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 with additional Arabic proficiency preferred.

Location: This position may be remote but requires close communication with offices in London and DC and adherence to deadlines set by those offices and relevant to those time zones.

Salary and Benefits: We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Submit your resume and cover letter to by Thursday October 16, 2019.