The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is based at the Bloomberg School of Public. CCP is seeking a Program Specialist who will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVCA) as well as support additional programs and center-wide initiatives. TVCA is a United States Agency for International Development/President’s Malaria Initiative-funded project to implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania to reduce the burden of malaria and move toward malaria elimination. The Program Specialist will serve as a consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically or internationally), and provide day-to-day problem solving, writing and editing, and procurement processing as programs require. They may travel domestically or internationally to assist with technical and programmatic activities as directed.
The successful candidate will be based in Baltimore, Maryland or Washington D.C. They report to the Senior Program Officer and will not have official supervision duties.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage program backstopping with direction
Format, edit, and produce documents and presentations as needed
Contribute to work plans, reports, and budgets
Act as a liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contracts, and deliverables are in place
Initiate, track, and monitor procurements and contracts and other administrative and programmatic documents
Work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and complaint spending
Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, headquarters, and internationally)
Adhere to JHU/CCP and donor rules and regulations and policy
Upload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management platforms
Assist in orienting and training staff and student employees
Contribute to technical work including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aids with direction
Gather and summarize relevant background information to inform technical work
Use tools, processes, best-practices, and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
Assist with in-country STTA including trainings, workshops and program support with direction, when necessary
Assist with center-wide initiatives with support
Assist with proposal coordination with direction
Support project start-up and close-out
May represent JHU/CCP at relevant external meetings and events, including networking and relationship building
Stay abreast of technical updates in malaria vector control and additional relevant fields
Other duties may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor’s degree required.
Two (2) years related experience required.
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. * JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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. *
Master’s degree preferred.
International and travel experience
Ability to learn new things
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Highly organized, Strong writing skills, Ability to set up virtual calls/meetings,
Taking meeting minutes, Copy editing and formatting of documents
Ability to use excel, documents saving platforms such as Dropbox and Google and AirTable.
Classified Title: Program Specialist Working Title: Program Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p/ 37.5 hrs per week / Occasional international travel required Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP Personnel area: School of Public Health
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