Program Officer II

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
May 16, 2022
May 19, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
We are seeking a Program Officer II who provides technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance to one or more programs and center-wide initiatives. This position will support the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION project (, which advances priority issues in social and behavior change. This position is based in the US and will support country activities in Cameroon and Nigeria and other locations to be determined as well as support global activities. The position may also focus on health areas of COVID-19 response, malaria, global health security agenda, maternal and child health or other areas to be determined.The Program Officer II serves as a projects consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically or internationally), and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing programs require. The Program Officer will travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA) with direction and independently contribute to technical work in areas of their expertise.Performance is measured in each of the areas below (program management, people management, technical work, and professional and organizational growth) with five criteria:Quantity of WorkQuality of WorkInitiative, Problem Solving & InnovationInteraction with OthersCommunicationSpecific Duties & Responsibilities:Program ManagementManage project activities, with support and backstop independentlyManage implementation of discreet program deliverables and activities that contribute to an overall program goalFormat, edit and produce documents and presentations as neededContribute to work plans, reports and budgetsAct as liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contract and deliverables are in placeInitiate, track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans and other administrative and programmatic documentsWork closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and compliant spendingMaintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally)Liaise with internal and external partnersAdhere to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations and policiesUpload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management platformsManage and identify STTA needs and suggest solutions, with supportWork closely with research to routinely review program performance data and suggest adaptations to program management and implementationPeople ManagementMay independently manage student employeesAssist in orienting and training new staff membersMay manage group work independentlyThis position may not have supervisory dutiesTechnical WorkInitiate and manage technical work, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, needs assessments, etc., with supportGather, summarize, synthesize relevant background information to inform the above technical workUse tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possibleProvide information to others about the quality of work. This includes raising concerns about errors, omissions, and poor-quality products to the staff member responsible for that work.Under the direction of research and evaluation division, contribute to design and implementation of research plans and activitiesContribute to in-country STTA, including trainings, workshops, and program support, independentlyCompetent in technical writingActively participate in, and manage, relevant groups and discussions on the Springboard for SBC ( external online networking platform, as well as Compass for SBC (, a curated repository of resources for the SBC community globallyActively patriciate in, and manage, discussions on the Hive, the internal CCP knowledge management and staff communication systemProfessional & Organizational GrowthInitiate center-wide initiatives, independentlyMay include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.Contribute to proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) independentlyRepresent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and eventsMay include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow through with opportunities for collaborationStay abreast of technical updatesProfessionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the CenterRecognize and flag factors that might strategically impact a program or the Center, and elevate them to appropriate staff membersProactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skillsRequest or initiate quarterly check-in meetings with supervisor to assess performance, strengths and areas for improvement in your current position, and establish professional goalsWork with senior staff and peers to identify opportunities for professional development, including JHU courses and seminars, conferences, etc.Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):Masters Degree (MA, MHS, MPH) requiredFour years related experience requiredAdditional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some educationJHU 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.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in working on global health, COVID-19, malaria, neglected tropical or zoonotic diseases, social and behavior change, and/or community health worker programs is preferred, as is experience backstopping international public health programsExperience with US government funded programs and international experience preferredForeign language abilities preferred, ie, FrenchClassified Title: Program Officer IIRole/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MDStarting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 (commensurate with experience)Employee group: Full TimeSchedule: M-F, 8:30-5Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: JH at 111 Market PlaceDepartment name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCPPersonnel area: School of Public HealthThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit .The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.EEO is the LawLearn more: Opportunity Employer:Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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