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Program Officer: Sexual and Reproductive Health (D.C.)

About DKT

DKT International is one of the world’s largest providers of contraception, HIV prevention, and safe abortion products. DKT applies savvy private sector, business, and social marketing techniques, cutting edge technologies, and inventive educational approaches to ensure that individuals have the products, knowledge and services they need, when and where they want them. 

DKT markets and sells sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products (including condoms, emergency contraception, IUDs, and abortion pills) in over 100 countries (including the USA through its subsidiary, carafem). In 2022, DKT helped avert nearly 10.8 million unintended pregnancies, 9.3 million unsafe abortions, and 86,100 maternal deaths through the provision of low-cost, high-quality SRH products and services.

If you are interested to apply or learn skills used in a social enterprise, working at DKT International may be an exciting opportunity for you.

Job Description

The Program Officer will gain a thorough knowledge of the Sexual and Reproductive Health field and the inner workings of DKT International as an international NGO. This paid position encompasses a wide range of duties and responsibilities to support the organization’s business and development efforts, including grant and report writing, demographic research, market and business analyses, and marketing and corporate communications. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Grant writing and supporting grant management;
  • Identifying fundraising opportunities and responding to requests for proposals;
  • Conducting demographic research and creating/updating useful charts and graphs;
  • Sustaining relationships with donors and supporters;
  • Supporting the DKT International President & CEO and Chief Operations Officer with big-picture organizational tasks;
  • Interacting with country offices to support grassroots fundraising and communications efforts;
  • Supporting DKT's corporate communications team, as necessary.

DKT International is located in Washington, D.C., which provides opportunities for networking and professional development.

The start date is flexible but the successful candidate will start in the summer of 2024.

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

  • Graduating senior in the Class of 2024 required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required;
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines required;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Experience and comfort working in Excel, Powerpoint;
  • Experience with grant and proposal writing, advantageous;
  • Lives or is willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area and is comfortable working in a hybrid environment.

Application Requirements

The Program Officer application package must include:

  1. a resume
  2. a cover letter
  3. a writing section (see below), and
  4. a letter of recommendation; references should submit the letter of recommendation directly to

Please reach out to if you or your reference need more time to complete your application. Only complete applications will be considered.

Writing Section

The written component gives the applicant two options. Please respond to one (1) of the following:

  1. Proposal: Write a one-page (single spaced) proposal to the Government of Sweden asking for $5 million in funding to support DKT’s work in the Democratic Republic of the CongoConsider: a clear statement of objectives and the financial ask, the country context and the need for the program, why DKT is the best partner for the job, and the core activities.  
  2. Business plan: Develop a one-page (single spaced) strategy that outlines DKT’s launch plan for the contraceptive product of your choice in a country where DKT has operations. Consider: the country context, what need the product will fill, what type of consumer you will target and how you will target them (radio, social media, community-based education initiatives), how you will position the product to health providers or sellers, and a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis.

This is not designed to test your knowledge of the reproductive health market or your experience with grant writing. The writing section is meant to be creative and give the reader a sense of your ability to synthesize information and write persuasively. You are not expected to spend more than two hours responding to the prompt of your choice.