• Sr. Program Officer - Sustainability

    Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2018 2:21 PM)
    Job ID
    US Based Positions
  • Overview

    Sr. Program Officer will work in close collaboration with the Project Director, Jhpiego PMA staff in-country, Jhpiego Program Officers, Sr. Program Coordinators, Finance Managers, sub-awardees, and the staff at Bill & Melinda Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health which will lead the technical portion of PMA 2.0 to develop and implement a long-term sustainability pland for PMA 2.0.  This includes working closely with:


    • Marketing firm to conduct a marketing assessment, develop a marketing plan and implementing and tracking the marketing plan;
    • PMA communications staff to ensure that appropriate communications products and delivery mechanisms are used;
    • PMA Financial and Costing staff to conduct willingness to pay surveys, develop cost models for future surveys, etc., and
    • In-country Implementing partners to build their marketing capacity




    • Participate in project management trainings and develop Project Charters with team
    • Take lead on start-up work plan and milestones as they relate to sustainability
    • Hire marketing firm and work with them to conduct marketing assessment and develop marketing plan for PMA
    • Ensure willingness to pay study is complete
    • Oversee development and implementation of communication plan/data translation plans for Core Project and by sub-awardees
    • Identify and track new funding opportunities
    • Serve as proposal writer and program lead for opportunities as needed to access additional funding from donors for PMA
    • Provide input into costing studies and unit costs for PMA survey
    • Identify long-term global or regional hub to coordinate and manage the PMA survey product long term
    • Travel to countries to support capacity building as needed
    • Hiring manager as needed for new staff
    • Additional assignments as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    • MPH or equivalent advanced degree
    • Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire)
    • 7 years’ experience at PO level
    • Proven experience successfully managing large complicated public health projects (e.g., multiple partners, difficult donor relations, low in-country capacity) by at least 4 different types of donors, including one USG donor in multiple countries with experience: 
      • Submitting high quality reports submitted on time to donors. 
      • Managed partners as part of a consortium
      • Developing, analyzing and reviewing budgets
      • Analyzing expenses, variances, accruals, and pipelines 
      • Successfully started up a new project
      • Successfully developed work plans with multiple partners
      • Successfully closed out a large project
    • Proven experience successfully supporting new program development
      • Served as program lead on at least 5 proposals – including budget inputs
      • Successfully served as proposal writer on 4 proposals >$10M (e.g., USAID bi-laterals)
    • Experience working at least 2 years overseas with Jhpiego or another NGO
    • Experience supervising and mentoring staff
    • Experience training
    • Proven experience successfully dealing with challenging situations (HR, fraud, donor, etc.)
    • Experience representing Jhpiego or an NGO at high level meetings
    • Strong understanding of at least 5 technical areas Jhpiego works in.
    • Deep understanding of financial management principles
    • Knowledge USG rules and regulations
    • Experience with Office 365
    • Understanding of Jhpiego’s strategy, work, processes
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Team building skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse groups
    • Strong communication and presentation skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations)
    • Experience supervising and mentoring staff
    • Proven leadership skills
    • A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture
    • Travel: Ability to travel 30%
    • Fluent in written and spoken English

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Contractual financial management experience
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Fluency in French


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