Program Officer

Location US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/30/2022 1:28 PM)
Job ID
US Based Positions


Program Officer needed to provide coordinated and comprehensive program management support across global COVID-19 and critical care response projects, under a global USAID-funded project.  Program Officer will join a growing core team of program, financial and technical staff, to support development, implementation and monitoring of project activities at the central and country levels for RISE COVID-19 response activities, including critical care case management, vaccination, O2 infrastructure, field support and related activities.  This includes support planning, implementing and reporting for expanding global COVID-19 emergency response efforts, including work planning; technical and program support to teams and working groups; report writing; financial oversight and sub-award management; operations and administration.  Program Officer will provide critical support to the program leadership to liaise with technical, country backstop, finance, operations, communications, and other units within Jhpiego to ensure coordination and integration of project activities. Program Officer will also support coordination with RISE implementing and consortium partners, Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Emergency Care, as well as with USAID as needed.


Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) is a $200+ million, 5-year global project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Through RISE, Jhpiego implements HIV prevention research and programmatic efforts; and over the past year, RISE has leveraged these HIV platforms to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in priority countries including but not limited to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique and Rwanda.




  • Contribute to core and country-specific workplan development and review process
  • Support monitoring of progress on key deliverables and activities outlined in the workplan across teams through participation in quarterly portfolio reviews, review of quarterly reports, team meetings, etc.
  • Contribute to project documents such as Annual Reports, Quarterly reports, evidence briefs, training curricula, clinical guidance, provider job aids, and other knowledge management products
  • Coordinate closely with core global project management team, program officers and coordinators who support countries where RISE COVID-19 activities are implemented
  • Support planning and execution of meetings and activities
  • Fulfill ad hoc (and often urgent) programmatic and financial requests
  • Support country implementation and development of project deliverables
  • In coordination with the global project management team and respective country backstop team, support financial reporting and documentation, and regular review processes including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting
  • Support monitoring of subaward budgets as needed, and provide programmatic input for clearance of partner invoices along with ongoing financial management of partner expenses, in coordination with the country backstop team, program finance, and CMCD
  • Ensure compliance with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulationsIn coordination with project leadership, provide management support for routine and ad-hoc meetings, including agenda planning and development, and follow-up on key action items, etc.
  • In coordination with the RISE global project management team and Center for Global Emergency Care Training Coordinator, Jhpiego and partner communications and program teams, and technical contributors, support development and implementation of KM approaches
  • Support management of project KM including contributions to developing and maintaining a project intranet site, dissemination of project deliverables
  • Support external communications efforts including development or review of success stories, newsletter articles, blog posts, or other external communications products


Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree with 3 years’ experience OR BA with 5 years’ experience
  • 3 years’ related experience in relevant, field-based low and middle income countries
  • Experience implementing USAID and/or COVID-19 programming strongly preferred
  • Experience with workplan development, reviewing quarterly and annual reports, providing budget inputs and program close out
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same
  • Experience preparing high quality reports for donors/funders preferred
  • Understanding of financial management principles
  • A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture
  • Certified in PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire) or equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills preferred
  • Familiarity with Office 365 products, experience with data analytics a plus



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