Transforming Faces is a Canadian charity that provides free multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries. We work in partnership with local cleft specialists and fund community-based medical teams. Projects are located in Peru, Argentina, India, Thailand, Ghana, Ethiopia, and China.

Job Summary

Working under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Director, the Program Officer:

  • Develops, monitors, manages, and evaluates a portfolio of multidisciplinary projects in Peru, Argentina, Thailand and India.
  • Liaises with partners, colleagues, consultants and advisors on issues of project development and management.
  • Assists team members in the identifying, developing and managing grants from foundations, corporations and other grant making organizations.
  • Takes part in strategic planning and program policy direction.
  • Provides input and material to Transforming Faces public engagement and communication efforts.
  • Contributes to public relations efforts including participation in public events.
  • Participates in regular team meetings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Negotiates and prepares contract and agency agreements with local organizations, hospitals and universities.
  • Works closely with international partners to ensure the successful implementation of projects in Lima, Peru; San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina; Chiangrai, Thailand; and Chennai, India.
  • Supports partners to establish and maintain sound financial management practices and to submit financial and narrative reports consistent with approved program work plan and budgets.

Project Development

  • Assesses new project proposals and new partnership requests.  Prepares proposals for approval in consultation with Medical Advisory Committee and Board.
  • Identifies opportunities for capacity building and South-South exchanges.
  • Explores locally driven research opportunities consistent with TF’s strategic directions.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Performs annual field monitoring trips and ensures that project is progressing according to work plans and that financial control systems are maintained and updated.
  • Supports the development of TF’s monitoring and evaluation procedures and information systems.

Public Engagement and Communication

  • Provides material, articles and pictures to Communication Coordinator.
  • Facilitates communication among partners.
  • Provides input to TF’s Communication strategy.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a field or sector related to international project management, international development or global health.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of managing international or community development programs – minimum three years of experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of international development and global health issues.
  • Proven track record of using logic models and/or related management tools for project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Strong financial management skills (drafting/managing program budgets, expense reports, etc.).
  • Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication and in working with people from diverse cultures and countries.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently and independently in a small team environment.
  • Ability to travel internationally for 3-6 weeks per year.
  • Fluency in verbal and written Spanish is a strong asset.

Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by June 24, 2013.  All submissions must be submitted electronically to

No phone calls please.

We encourage only those candidates with the above specified qualifications to apply. TF thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.