Job: Program Officer, Language Flagship Initiative Program (American Councils)

Based in Washington DC, the Program Officer will be responsible primarily for the administration and operations of the Russian Overseas Flagship Program and the African Languages Initiative (AFLI) programs for sub-Saharan Africa and will provide support periodically for other Flagship programs.

The Program Officer will work closely with a dedicated team of Flagship staff members and report to the Senior Program Manager. The position also entails collaborating routinely with program staff and overseas partners in Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and other Flagship sites and with students, faculty and staff at universities in the United States. Key responsibilities include assisting with a variety of program logistics and the handling of regular administrative tasks. The position will require strong organizational skills, a high degree of accuracy and timeliness, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to work independently, as well as a capacity to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.


  • BA or higher degree in fields related to international education
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Advanced level ability in Russian language

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