We are seeking Program Officer who will provide technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance to one or more programs and center-wide initiatives, with a primary focus on supporting the center's Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) portfolio designed to strengthen risk communication and community engagement capacity for priority zoonotic disease management across West, central and east Africa. The Program Officer serves as a program's consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically or internationally), 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.
Performance is measured in each of the areas below (program management, people management, technical work, and professional and organizational growth) with five criteria:
Quantity of Work
Quality of Work
Initiative, Problem Solving & Innovation
Interaction with Others
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage project backstopping, independently.
Format, edit and produce documents and presentations 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.
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, including trainings, workshops, and program support, with direction.
Professional & 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 in a related field.
Three years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for experience and additional experience may substitute for education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Flexibility and diplomacy to work with a range of teams across different time zones.
Excellent writing and organization skills.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Fluency or professional proficiency in French, highly preferred.
Demonstrated programmatic experience in the areas of emergency response risk communication, community engagement (RCCE), One Health, or Global Health Security preferred.
Classified Title: Program Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at 111 Market Place Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
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