The Program Officer (PO) will provide programmatic leadership and project oversight in the areas of VMMC Project under a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) project in South Africa. The project aims to make VMMC available to males aged 10-34 in KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces in South Africa, and in alignment with local, provincial, and international normative standards.
Program Officer will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego's senior management team and will oversee and ensure ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all programmatic activities under the VMMC project. In collaboration with project team and partners, including CDC, the National/Provincial Departments of Health (N/PDOH) and District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), the position will support the design and implementation of strategies to implement a safe high-quality VMMC project based on scientific evidence.
Program Officer also plays an active role in planning, implementation and monitoring of VMMC program activities. The PO also contributes to new business development, developing work plans, tracking implementation against the work plans, and tracking expenditures against budgets. As needed, the PO coordinates the negotiation of sub-agreements with partners and monitors the implementation of these sub-agreements, including tracking that appropriate technical assistance is provided to sub-grantees, that activities are implemented according to the agreed upon timeline, and that reports, both narrative and financial are submitted in a timely fashion. The PO actively contributes to documentation and reporting of program achievements and knowledge sharing. The PO ensures appropriate information sharing among admin, program, technical and M&E teams of the project(s). Only candidates with South African work authorization will be considered.