The Program Officer II will support program planning, implementing and reporting for SMART4TB. Program Officer will assist the Project Director in coordination of project reporting activities, communicating with partners and study teams to ensure that timelines for achieving benchmarks in protocol development, implementation, and analysis are met, and preparing regular reports for the Executive Committee and USAID.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) project. SMART4TB, a five-year $200 million initiative, to identify more effective methods and tools for finding, treating, and preventing tuberculosis (TB) in 24 priority countries for TB programming. The current funding of this project ends on July 31, 2027.
This initiative will build research capacity in high TB burden countries by supporting studies that evaluate novel approaches, interventions, and tools to combat TB–including diagnostic tests, new treatment drugs and regimens, socioeconomic and health system challenges, methods to interrupt TB transmission, and TB vaccines readiness and delivery.
Led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the SMART4TB international consortium partners are University of California, San Francisco, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Treatment Action Group, Perinatal HIV Research Unit (South Africa), YR Gaitonde Medical, Educational and Research Foundation (India), Walimu (Uganda), Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, and Victory Network (Vietnam).
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure that template workplans for all functional areas (e.g., survey design and implementation, data management, and laboratory activities) are appropriately adapted at the country level and are successfully executed in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
Directly manage and coordinate project activities amongst the SMART4TB countries
Directly manage SMART4TB's information sharing platform (e.g. Confluence or other software)
Support the Project Director in implementation of the project's activities and goals
Assist the Project Director with project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on-time and within the budget, adhere to high quality standards
Assist the Project Director with ensuring documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.
Assist the Project Director with work plans, quarterly and annual reports, M&E reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID
In coordination with the senior project management team, and partner communications and technical contributors, support development and implementation of knowledge management (KM) products and approaches
Support management of project KM including contributions to developing and maintaining a project intranet site, dissemination of project deliverables
In coordination with project leadership, provide management support for routine and ad-hoc meetings, including agenda planning and development, and follow-up on key action items, etc.
Support external communications efforts including writing, editing, and/or review of success stories, newsletter articles, blog posts, or other external communications products
Contribute to annual and country-specific workplan development and review process
Monitor progress on key deliverables and activities outlined in the workplan across teams through participation in quarterly portfolio reviews, review of quarterly reports, team meetings, etc.
Coordinate closely with global and in-country project and study team members to monitor progress on design, execution, monitoring, and reporting on implementation research studies
Contribute to project documents such as Annual Reports, Quarterly reports, evidence briefs, training curricula, clinical guidance, provider job aids, and other knowledge management products
Master's Degree; MPH or equivalent advanced degree
Five years of experience
Experience implementing global public health programming strongly preferred
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same
Preparing workplans in collaboration with multiple partners and contributors
Preparing high quality reports for donors/funders
Strong writing and editing skills
Managing and coordinating with partners as part of a consortium
Experience with USAID awards strongly preferred
Excellent written and oral English language skills
Familiarity with Office 365 products, experience with data analytics and visualization a plus
Ability to travel 25%
Classified Title: Program Officer II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780 - $86,390 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid / School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM ID TB Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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