The Program Officer II provides technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance to one or more programs, and manages the implementation of discreet program activities with support. The Program Officer II serves as a program’s consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically and internationally, and especially French-speaking countries), and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing programs require. The Program Officer II will travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA) independently. With support, s/he will initiate or manage technical work in areas of social and behavior change communication, with a focus on programs addressing malaria control, in addition to other health areas such as reproductive health.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Manage project activities, with support, and backstop independently country teams (for example, possibly Dem Rep of Congo and francophone countries with a malaria control focus)
Manage implementation of discreet program deliverables and activities that contribute to an overall program goal
Format, edit and produce documents and presentations, in English and French, as needed
Contribute to work plans, reports and budgets
Act as liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contract and deliverables are in place
Initiate, track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans and other administrative and programmatic documents
Work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and compliant spending
Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally)
Liaise with internal and external partners
Adhere to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations and policies
Upload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management platforms
Manage and identify STTA needs and suggest solutions, with support
Work closely with research to routinely review program performance data and suggest adaptations to program management and implementation
May independently manage student employees and consultants, as required
Assist in orienting and training new staff members
May manage group work independently
Initiate and manage technical work, with an emphasis on social and behavior change programs for malaria control, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, needs assessments, etc., with support
Gather, summarize, synthesize relevant background information to inform the above technical work
Use tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
Provide information to others about the quality of work. This includes raising concerns about errors, omissions, and poor-quality products to the staff member responsible for that work.
Under the direction of research and evaluation division, contribute to design and implementation of research plans and activities
Contribute to in-country STTA in francophone countries, including trainings, workshops, and program support in French, independently
Competent in technical writing (primarily English)
Professional and Organizational Growth
Initiate center-wide initiatives, independently
May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
Contribute to proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) independently
Represent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and events
May include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow through with opportunities for collaboration
Stay abreast of technical updates
Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the Center
Recognize and flag factors that might strategically impact a program or the Center, and elevate them to appropriate staff members
Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills
Request or initiate quarterly check-in meetings with supervisor to assess performance, strengths and areas for improvement in your current position, and establish professional goals
Work with senior staff and peers to identify opportunities for professional development, including JHU courses and seminars, conferences, etc.
Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required. Four years related experience required. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. French language proficiency (verbal and written) required.
International experience and experience working on malaria related programs desired.
Classified Title: Program Officer II
Salary Range: $59,159 - $81,406
Department: Center for Communication Programs
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs
Location: 111 Market Place
Personnel Area: Bloomberg School of Public Health
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