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The Program Officer II will contribute to managing day-to-day programmatic elements of projects focusing on international family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics for the Gates Institute. This position is a full-time position based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For information about the Gates Institute, please visit www.gatesinstitute.org.
Manage all communication aspects for NextGen initiatives including all forms of traditional and digital communications
Provide technical, writing and editing including grant reports
Support programmatic work by providing input on Gates Institute strategies, project documents, communications, work plans and budgets
Work closely with the GI Director and GI Senior Program Officer to identify strategic goals and key deliverables
Provide thought leadership for new family planning and SRH programs, specifically as they relate to adolescent SRHR
Back-stop GI Comms and Program team members when needed and assist the GI Communications Manager with the creation and publication of content for print and digital communications materials, when needed.
Draft grant reports for project funders
Create, execute, and update all NextGen communications across all GI websites and social media platforms
Mentor and supervise any student/grad assistants hired to help develop communications materials and evaluate elements of the NextGen program.
Represent GI at international conferences, international partner meetings and panels focused on youth.
Liaise and coordinate with government officials, ministries of health, partners, donors and involved in GI NextGen activities.
Manage vendor agreements and consultant budgets for NextGen programs.
This Program Officer II position is responsible for expanding and leading all NextGen programmatic and communications activities of the Gates Institute projects and providing technical expertise as needed, including:
NextGen program and communications responsibilities:
Plan, manage and execute all NextGen-focused communications efforts including web, social media, promos and print materials
Manage and conduct regular calls with partners, donors and subgrantees and prepare and produce key reporting documents
Collaborate with the finance department to create budgets, subawards and projections
Develop funding mechanisms and proposals to garner new funding
Plan, promote and manage all youth activities and budgets for the International Conference on Family Planning (including Youth Preconference), with the assistance of the ICFP Youth Subcommittee, IYAFP, and ICFP Logistics Team
Co-chair the ICFP Youth Subcommittee
Manage all ICFP youth programming sponsors to ensure all agreed-upon benefits are delivered flawlessly
Plan, promote and execute ICFP youth-related travel contests and awards
Update, promote, and execute ICFP Mentorship Program
Oversee the design of the ICFP M&E plan and survey
Act as program lead for the 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders
managing all aspects of the program
Manage traditional, digital, and social media and communications for 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders to promote winner’s efforts through monthly podcast series, webinars, press releases, social media and eNewsletter, etc.
Create and coordinate capacity-building efforts for youth including toolkits and communication materials
Expand the virtual Leadership Toolkit and other opportunities to increase their skill set
Engage 120 Under 40 winners in ICFP, Global Health Leadership Accelerator, World Contraception Day and at other international conferences, convenings and events at all levels
Conduct quarterly calls with 120 under 40 winners
Continue to plan, promote, execute, and monitor Ingenuity Fund mechanism for small grants for winners and manage and coordinate the selection and awarding of these subawards
Manage all youth-related subawards, including IYAFP (general and ICFP)
Work with 120 Under 40 winners to plan and execute online and in-person activities around World Contraception Day
Plan, promote, and execute virtual and/or in-person annual event with instructors Global Health Leadership Accelerator
Assist the Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Department in planning their new Leadership Course, promote Bayer Fellows’ involvement
Master’s degree in public health and/or communications/science writing
Four (4) years of related experience in health program management, grant writing, monitoring and evaluation - preferably working with people and organizations from the global south.
Experience working with international donors and foundations
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
Grant management experience in family planning and reproductive health field, with expertise in youth programs
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%
High level of cultural sensitivity
Strong communication and writing skills across a range of print and digital communication platforms
Proficient in WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office
Classified title: Program Officer II
Working title: Program Officer II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/ME
Starting Salary Range: $60,945.12 - $83,862.72 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk - Occasional international travel required up to 20%. The work will require some calls outside of business hours because of the time differences with international partners.
Location: Gates Institute - 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001207-PFRH Gates Institute
Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health
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