The Program Officer provides technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance to one or more programs and center-wide initiatives. This position will primarily support the Breakthrough ACTION project’s (https://breakthroughactionandresearch.org/) malaria portfolio, which advances priority issues in malaria social and behavior change at a global level. The Program Officer serves as a project’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, and 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 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Manage project backstopping, independently
Be an integral member of the malaria team at CCP, participating actively in team meetings and in malaria technical discussions
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 malaria and/or social and behavior change technical work, including strategies, toolkits, online how-to guides, communication materials, scripts, job aides, websites, independently.
Gather, summarize, synthesize relevant background information to inform the above technical work
Seek out and use tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
Write or develop content for technical products, obtain feedback, and make necessary revisions to finalize
Support group work efficiently and effectively, consistently following-up with team members to ensure work for a specific activity is on track
When leading or contributing to malaria work plan activities, ensure expectations as outlined in the approved work plan are met, such that all technical components are developed as promised and deadlines are met
Contribute to in-country STTA, including trainings, workshops, and program support, with direction
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
Experience in working on malaria, global health, social and behavior change, and/or community health worker programs is preferred, as is experience backstopping international public health programs. International experience preferred. Foreign language abilities preferred.
Classified Title: Program Officer Working Title: Program Officer, Malaria Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5:00p/ 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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