The Department of International Health is seeking a Program Officer who will manage day-to-day operations of ReLAB-HS program both at central level as well as in the priority program countries. Working closely with the ReLAB-HS Director Operations, Co-Program Officer, and Country Coordinators, provide assistance with programmatic oversight for the development and implementation of global and/or country-level program on rehabilitation and assistive technology and their integration in health systems.
Assist with ensuring strong collaboration among program partners and country teams by developing and instituting program management processes which will allow for tracking progress as well. Write program reports and work plans for the donor, and will also regularly contribute to other non-scientific writing. Work with JHU-IIRU leadership and team members for writing grant proposals and contribute to other business development activities for the unit.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with other program staff for efficient program planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring and reporting of ReLAB-HS activities, and facilitate in developing an effective support environment for team members to implement their technical and programmatic activities/interventions
Lead in writing quality reports to the donor and ensure timely submissions; assist team members in business and other writing
Assist country offices in work planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
Work collaboratively with program staff/partners to ensure that resources for effective and timely program implementation are available
Participate in monitoring and evaluation of activities for program countries, as needed
Work collaboratively with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets
Provide operational support to workstreams and working groups for the implementation of activities through country programs. Facilitate technical assistance needed to execute project work plans, which may include external consultants
Ensure timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor
Ensure compliance with JHU and USAID operational policies and regulations
Identify and promote opportunities for new business and sources of funding
Contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing
Participate in the review of programmatic portions of business development proposals
Promote and support knowledge management and sharing efforts, including uploading/managing documents onto ReLAB-HS knowledge management sites
Contribute to the development of novel knowledge management and sharing tools and processes
Support field staff to assume responsibilities for developing and managing the program at the field level, as needed
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) in Public Health or related field
Three years related experience
Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
5+ year's experience in a similar role working on international health programs
Experience of working in USAID projects with multiple partners; demonstrated collaborative relationship with consortium partners
Fluency in one or more language spoken in the ReLAB-HS priority countries (Burma, Pakistan, Ukraine, Uganda). The program plans to expand to Latin America as well
Demonstratable experience/understanding of health systems and/or rehabilitation and assistive technology
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong programming, management and writing skills
Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies and private sector foundations
Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
Strong change management, results oriented and decision-making skills
Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment
Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Must be detail oriented
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Classified Title: Program Officer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: Health Systems Personnel area: School of Public Health
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