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Classified Title: Program Officer

Role/Level/Range: ACRP-4-ME

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate With Experience

Employee group: Full time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Personnel area (School): Academic and Business Centers

Position Type: New

Org unit name and #: Jhpiego

Department name: Global Programs

Reports to (Job title): Reports to (Job title): Sr. Program Officer

General summary/purpose:

Jhpiego seeks a Program Officer I to provide coordinated and comprehensive program management support across global COVID-19 and critical care response projects, under a global USAID-funded project. The Program Officer I (PO II) will support planning, implementing and reporting for expanding global COVID-19 emergency response efforts, including work planning; technical and program support to teams and working groups; report writing; financial oversight and sub-award management; operations and administration. This position is subject to award.

Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) is a $135 million, 5-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Through RISE, Jhpiego implements HIV prevention research and programmatic efforts; and over the past year, RISE has leveraged these HIV platforms to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in priority countries including but not limited to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, and Mozambique.

The PO I will join a growing core team of program, financial and technical staff, to support development, implementation and monitoring of project activities at the central and country levels for RISE COVID-19 response activities, including critical care case management, vaccination, O2 infrastructure, field support and related activities. The PO I will provide critical support to the program leadership to liaise with technical, country backstop, finance, operations, communications, and other units within Jhpiego to ensure coordination and integration of project activities. The PO I will also support coordination with RISE implementation and consortium partners, Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Emergency Care, as well as with USAID as needed.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Work Planning and Reporting

Contribute to core and country-specific workplan development and review process
Support monitoring of 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.
Contribute to project documents such as Annual Reports, Quarterly reports, evidence briefs, training curricula, clinical guidance, provider job aids, and other knowledge management products
Program Support to Country Teams

Coordinate closely with core global project management team, program officers and coordinators who support countries where RISE COVID-19 activities are implemented
Support planning and execution of meetings and activities
Fulfill ad hoc (and often urgent) programmatic and financial requests
Support country implementation and development of project deliverables
Financial Oversight and Sub-award Management

In coordination with the global project management team and respective country backstop team, support financial reporting and documentation, and regular review processes including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting
Support monitoring of subaward budgets as needed, and provide programmatic input for clearance of partner invoices along with ongoing financial management of partner expenses, in coordination with the country backstop team, program finance, and CMCD
Operations and Administration

Ensure compliance with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
Ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations
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.
Communications and Knowledge Management

In coordination with the RISE global project management team and Center for Global Emergency Care Training Coordinator, Jhpiego and partner communications and program teams, and technical contributors, support development and implementation of KM approaches
Support management of project KM including contributions to developing and maintaining a project intranet site, dissemination of project deliverables
Support external communications efforts including development or review of success stories, newsletter articles, blog posts, or other external communications product

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Advanced degree, and 3 years’ related experience in relevant, field-based low and middle income countries, OR BA and 5 years experience required
Experience implementing USAID and/or COVID-19 programming strongly preferred
Experience handling program tasks across project phases (e.g., workplans, reporting)
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same
Experience preparing high quality reports for donors/funders preferred
Understanding of financial management principles
A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture
Certified in PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire) or equivalent
Excellent written and oral English language skills

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