The Program Officer provides technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance to one or more programs and center-wide initiatives. The Program Officer serves as a program's consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically or 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 will travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA) with direction. Independently contributes to technical work in areas of their expertise.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Manage project backstopping, independently
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
May independently manage work of student employees, as required
Assist in orienting and training new staff members
May manage group work with support, including task coordination and management
This position has no assigned supervisory duties.
Contribute to technical work, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, independently.
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
Contribute to in-country STTA in Francophone countries, including trainings, workshops, and program support in French, with direction
Professional and Organizational Growth
Contribute to center-wide initiatives, independently
May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
Contribute to proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) with direction
Represent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and events
May include delivering technical presentations, networking and relationship building
Stay abreast of technical updates in your field
Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the Center
Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills
Complete at least two JHU training courses related to job duties per year.
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, three years related experience and fluent in French. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
International experience desired.
Classified Title: Program Officer
Salary: $50,956 - $70,095
Department: Center for Communication Programs
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs.
Location: 111 Market Street
Personnel Area: Bloomberg School of Public Health
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