Program Officer, Safe Water Initiative (CHF)

International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to improve early childhood development outcomes, support older youth as they transition from foster care, ensure opportunity youth can access career pathways, prevent homelessness, identify solutions to safe-water access, help integrate refugees into society and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with assets recently growing to approximately $7.5 billion. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $2 billion, $207 million worldwide in 2020. Please visit for more information.


As a key member of the Safe Water Initiative team, the Program Officer supports the Foundation's grantmaking in Safe Water to accelerate the coverage of safe, reliable and affordable water services across three countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer (SPO), the Program Officer serves as a key thought partner and will have responsibility for managing parts of the Safe Water strategy's grant portfolio. The Officer will work closely with the SPO to design, implement, and monitor a portfolio of grants, as well as provide technical assistance to grantees and identify new opportunities that advances the strategy's core goals and objectives. At the heart of the Safe Water strategy, the PO will work with the SPO to broker new partnerships as well as maintain collaborative relationships with peer funders, implementers, private sector entities, government officials and others.


$114k - $146k


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The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer with values grounded in promoting equality and inclusion and embracing diversity.  We welcome qualified applicants of all races, colors, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic classes, ages, religions, national origins, and ability/disability statuses. Veterans and individuals with lived expertise are encouraged to apply. We respect and seek to empower every member of our Foundation community. We support and celebrate our collective array of cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences; fully realizing that such diversity is what makes our organization flourish and better enables us to fulfill our mission in the world. 

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-06-28 12:49:12 -0400