Program Officer

Classified title: Program Officer

Role/Level/Range: ACRP-4-MD

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate With Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt

Position Type: New

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

Personnel area (School): Academic and Business Centers

Org unit name and #: Jhpiego

Department name: Global Programs

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

General summary/purpose:

Program Officer will support Global Programs Office and assist with implementation of US COVID-19 programming. Under the supervision of program management, the Program Officer will provide program and operational support to local health department colleagues and ensure coordination with key stakeholders and other project partners. Program Officer will also be expected to establish and maintain excellent relationships with counterparts and partners and will assist with the operationalization of COVID-19 response workforce.


  • Provide program and operational support to local health department colleagues including senior management teams
  • Provide support to COVID-19 workforce, including assisting with hiring, workforce management, training and personnel support
  • Support routine coordination and communication between all partners engaged in COVID-19 program activities
  • Assist with organization of COVID personnel, maintain documentation and track changes
  • Assist with workforce capacity development including ongoing and refresher trainings
  • Proactively identify and assist in program planning and adaptations
  • Support development of contact tracing workplans by workstream that includes timeline, responsible party, and indicators
  • Implement management systems to improve coordination and track deliverables
  • Establish and run the routine monthly operations meetings
  • Review/troubleshoot workplans and budgets
  • Ensure donor reports completed and submit on time, contribute to development of reports and appropriate review process
  • Support communication needs
  • Assist with other programs in Jhpiego’s global program operations team as needed
  • Identify leads opportunities, provide input to program design and craft management approaches for new funding opportunities
  • Develop and manage start up workplan and check list
  • Support programs to develop quality workplan
  • Monitor sub-awards as required
  • Track and manage project management standards for projects as assigned
  • Present at all-staff meetings
  • Ensure teams are complying with PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula requirements
  • Ensure knowledge management is maintained for all projects
  • Additional assignments as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work onsite/in person with COVID program staff in Baltimore following relevant safety protocols and procedures (social distancing, mask wearing)
  • MPH or relevant experience
  • Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or PMD Pro, or will be within 60 days of hire
  • 3 years at program coordinator level or equivalent work experience
  • Highly detail orientated, proactive, comfortable working under pressure and with minimal oversight
  • Experience in work planning, reviewing reports, providing budget inputs, etc.
  • Knowledge USG rules and regulations
  • Strong understanding of at least two technical areas Jhpiego works in
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making: identifying the problem; locating, gathering, and organizing relevant information; generating alternatives; choosing a solution; implementing the solution
  • Strong teamwork skills: identifying team membership and role; establishing productive relationships; meeting team objectives; resolving conflict
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Very good writing skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse groups
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Experience with Office 365

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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