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August 21, 2013

Program Officer, Jhpiego-Washington DC



As multi-country point person for MCHIP-FP, the Program Officer will support the management of core-funded activities, programs and publications as well as support one field-funded country program. Tasks will include program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, research design and protocol development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development, materials development, knowledge management, and responding to the MCHIP-FP Team Leader, the MCHIP EMT, and country staff requests. The MCHIP-FP team works collaboratively to provide top-notch technical assistance to MCHIP country programs and to provide global leadership and innovations in family planning.


Provide programmatic leadership when there is limited field staff
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and donors in country, region or worldwide
In collaboration with field staff, ensure necessary program planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
Work collaboratively to ensure that resources for program implementation are available to the home office team and to the field
Participate in and lead, as needed, monitoring of activities and awards
In collaboration with financial staff, prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets
Contribute to the Program Learning agenda, through design and implementation of program learning research, the documentation of activities and results, and the writing of synthesis publications
Provide guidance to program staff supporting MCHIP-FP programs
Facilitate the work of Jhpiego consultants and MCHIP-FP partners in country activities
Represent Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
Advocate on behalf of Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP with partners
Comply with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
Identify and inform MCHIP-FP Team Leader, field-based technical advisors technical and Country Directors of successes, challenges and lessons learned
Ensure global staff is included in sharing of information and knowledge and that flow of information is south to north as well as north to south; participate in Global Program Office forums and discussions
Upload documents onto JHPIEGO knowledge management sites (e.g., external site, BD Tracker, my.Jhpiego) and external sites and partners (eg. Toolkits, ReprolinePlus, RH Gateway, World Bank’s Development Gateway)
Identify opportunities for new business and sources of funding
In coordination with MCHIP-FP Team Leader, contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing, as needed

Required Qualifications:

MA in public health or related field with 3+ years managing international family planning/reproductive health programs
In depth knowledge the global health program development field, particularly family planning and reproductive health
Experience with USAID-funded reproductive health programs
Extensive experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
Comprehensive understanding of current global health funding priorities and players
Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation
Skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to travel independently in new environments
Appreciates socio-cultural differences in countries
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient oral and written French or Portuguese language skills
2+ years field based experience

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Posted by sjadrich at August 21, 2013 10:59 AM


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