Program Officer II

  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 16

Position description

Program Officer will work in close collaboration with the Southern Africa Senior Program Manager to support the country teams in southern Africa: Lesotho, Eswatini and Namibia. This includes ensuring that good project management practices and tools are being used to stay on scope, schedule, budget in the region and for the countries supported; providing support to country and region as requested/needed by the country directors. Program Officer will also support quality improvement and assurance initiatives in the region and support countries in the region to win new business.


  • 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;
  • Liaise with GPO POs and country office PMs to plan for and monitor project scope, track and manage project management standards, and troubleshoot issues and delays
  • Coordinate development and submission of donor deliverables (reporting, continuing applications, etc.);
  • Serve as point of contact for donor communication and liaison for HBCU Global Health Consortium;
  • Manage two partner subawards and four subawards with HBCU Global Health Consortium, serving as point of contact and ensuring scope implemented on time and within budget;
  • Lead implementation of HOP funded initiatives with technical leads, including Behavioral Health, Afrehealth and HRH simulation;
  • 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;
  • Present project achievements, management, and financial information through the Global Project reviews;
  • Report out internally on project accomplishments, including responding to NPD and GECO needs;
  • Ensure teams are complying with [email protected] (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula requirements;
  • Present at all-staff meetings;
  • Respond to GECO needs;
  • Update Leadership Team reports on global projects;
  • Mentor countries on [email protected] tools;
  • Additional assignments as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in public health or related field;
  • Certified in [email protected] (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 mediam 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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