Program Officer II

Classified title: Program Officer II

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): Sr. Program Officer

General summary/purpose:

Program Officer II will work in close collaboration with the Sr. Program Officer for Portfolio 5, Country Directors, and Finance Manager to manage country operations for several portfolio countries including Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Niger. The Program Officer II is responsible for ensuring that good project management practices and tools are being used to stay on scope, schedule, budget for the project and is also responsible for managing relationships with subrecipients and the donor.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Identify leads opportunities with country team and NPD liaison
  • Serve as program lead for country proposals including providing budget inputs and developing illustrative workplans
  • Provide input to program design
  • Draft sections for proposals
  • Support countries to develop quality workplans and budgets
  • Establish and run the routine monthly operations meetings
  • Monitor sub-awards
  • Track and manage project management standards for projects in countries
  • Review/troubleshoot workplans and budgets
  • Contribute to development of reports and appropriate review process, and ensure donor reports are completed and submitted on time,
  • Review and escalate quality concerns in countries (technical, project management, financial management, compliance)
  • Support countries’ communication needs
  • Ensure knowledge management is maintained
  • Develop and manage start up workplan and check list
  • Lead Project management trainings and develop Project Charters with team
  • Lead project management start-up workshops in countries
  • Conduct start-up after action reviews
  • Support country to develop quality workplan
  • Manage close out process according to internal processes and donor guidelines
  • Conduct After Action Reviews for closed out projects
  • Present at all-staff meetings
  • Respond to GECO needs
  • Update Leadership Team reports on global projects
  • Mentor countries on PM@Jhpiego tools
  • Additional assignments as assigned

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Fluent French language skills
  • Advanced degree in public health or related field
  • Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or PMD Pro, or will be within 60 days of hire
  • 5 years’ progressively responsible experience developing or implementing international health or development programs
  • Successfully managing small to medium sized public health projects (e.g., multiple partners, difficult donor relations, low in-country capacity) by at least 2 different types of donors, including one USG donor in multiple countries with experience:
  • Submitted high quality reports submitted on time to donors
  • Managed partners as part of a consortium
  • Developed, analyzed and reviewed budgets
  • Analyzed expenses, variances, accruals, and pipelines
  • Successfully started up a new project
  • Successfully developed work plans
  • Successfully closed out a project
  • Knowledge of USG or other international donor rules and regulations
  • Successfully supporting new program development for multiple proposals, including providing significant inputs to proposals as program lead such as budget inputs and writing sections of proposals
  • Understanding of global health, and international development program/financial management principles, operations
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff preferred
  • Strong capacity building skills: facilitating trainings, mentorship
  • Strong communication and presentation skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations), writing skills, and presenting skills
  • 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 conflicts
  • Successfully dealing with challenging situations (HR, fraud, donor, etc.) including identifying issues and proactively working with team to resolve them
  • Experience with Office 365
  • Ability to travel up to 30% time
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