Classified Title: [[Sr. Program Officer]] Working Title: [[Sr. Program Officer]] Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: [[$70,103 - $96,472]] Employee group: Full Time Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per week]] Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001207-PFRH Gates Institute Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI), Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Senior Program Officer for an exciting project called The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a multifaceted program focused on the rapid expansion of urban family planning programs worldwide but with focus on urban poor and slums. TCI represents a strategic shift away from the traditional model of development: it is demand-driven in which the cities self-select and are required to show political commitment by bringing their own financial, material and human resources to the project; local governments take the lead and can access technical expertise provided by the project at no additional costs as well as apply to TCI's Challenge Fund for additional funding. TCI also leverages funding support from other bilateral, multilateral donors as well as foundations and the private sector. TCI works with four Accelerator Hubs covering East and Francophone West Africa (FWA), India and Nigeria.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for providing overall program management to the Nigeria hub ensuring that good program management practices and tools are being used to stay on scope, schedule and budget for TCI activities. S/he will be able to operate with a high level of independent action in providing technical assistance for the development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of global and country activities.
The Senior Program Officer will work closely with the finance team, Measurement & Evaluation team, Adolescent & Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health team, the Knowledge Management team and the Deputy Director and Director to monitor overall management including the finances, progress of implementation and AYSRH activities.
Responsibilities Includes :
Lead the Nigeria program, tracking progress in collaboration with the Nigeria team and ensure deliverables are met on time
Monthly check in calls with the Nigeria team (at minimum) to review program status. Monitor program deliverables and budget/activity planning and monitoring, in line with the annual workplan. Report progress and/or raise concerns to TCI leadership on a weekly basis.
Provide technical support in drafting Nigeria annual workplan process in consultation with TCI Deputy Director, finance and Nigeria team, including taking the lead when needed in drafting and consolidating workplan narrative and organizing budget preparation.
Mentor field staff to assume responsibility for quality management of programs at the field level
Coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings with TCI Leadership and Nigeria all-staff
Lead development of Nigeria annual report, in close coordination with Nigeria team
Provide day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing required by global technical efforts as well as field programs
Participate in high level meetings
Lead program reviews with the program teams (including close collaboration with technical, program, M&E, finance, AYSRH) to ensure necessary program planning, development and management of activities are running smoothly and efficiently.
Work in close coordination with the Communication and Marketing Officer to document stories and share successes
Work in close coordination with the Knowledge Management team on Most Significant Change stories
Ensure that all information repositories used by the project are kept up to date (i.e., quarterly updates to donor, quarterly report, annual reports, M&E dashboards)
Knowledge and experience working in family planning with an interest in and capacity to learn other health areas including primary health care
Ability to travel for programmatic support up to 25% of the year.
Masters degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required.
Five years related experience managing international health programs. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
7+ years' experience managing international health programs
Experience developing work plans, overseeing budgets, capturing high level notes, daily communication and oversight of international programs
Experience working in an academic, research, or advocacy environment preferred.
Experience in family planning will be an added advantage
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong program management skills
Ability to work on fast paced and rapidly changing environment where multi-tasking and flexibility is essential
Superb communication (oral and writing) skills, tact, and sensitivity to a wide range of cultural environments across international settings required.
Experience in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, SharePoint, website management and program management tools.
Field oriented and experience in international programming
Experience working in the field, managing international health programs
Unconventional in thinking and approach – business unusual
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