Program Officer II, RISE

Location US-DC | US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/7/2022 11:50 AM)
Job ID
US Based Positions


Jhpiego seeks a Program Officer II to provide coordinated and comprehensive program management support across global HIV and COVID-19 response efforts, under a global USAID-funded project. The Program Officer (PO II) will support planning, implementing and reporting for expanding global HIV and 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.


Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) is a $216 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. Programming continues to expand and currently includes comprehensive core-funded activities as well as country-specific efforts in: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire ,Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania.


The PO II will join a core team of collaborative program, financial and technical staff, to support development, implementation and monitoring of a specified portfolio of project activities at the central and country levels for RISE PEPFAR and COVID-19 response activities, including HIV prevention research and programmatic efforts, as well as COVID-19 critical care case management, vaccination, O2 infrastructure, field support and related activities. The PO II will liaise with program, technical, country backstop, finance, operations, communications, and other units within Jhpiego to ensure coordination and integration of project activities. The PO II will also support coordination with RISE implementation and consortium partners, Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Emergency Care, as well as with USAID as needed.


Jhpiego is currently working on a hybrid schedule, requiring employees to work in the office 2 days per week.



  • Contribute to core and country-specific workplan development and review process
  • Monitor 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.
  • Coordinate closely with global and in-country project and study team members to monitor progress on design, execution, monitoring, and reporting on implementation research studies
  • Contribute to project documents such as Annual Reports, Quarterly reports, evidence briefs, training curricula, clinical guidance, provider job aids, and other knowledge management products
  • Troubleshoot and help problem solve with US-based and country-based team members
  • Provide direct management and implementation support to specific identified country teams, including development of project deliverables
  • Coordinate closely with program officers and coordinators who support countries where RISE PEPFAR and COVID-19 activities are implemented
  • Support planning and execution of meetings and activities
  • Fulfill ad hoc (and often urgent) programmatic and financial requests
  • Represent the RISE project in country-wide and portfolio-wide coordination meetings
  • Support participation on behalf of RISE in programmatic and partner coordination meetings
  • Liaise with external stakeholders as needed including consortium and implementing partners, USAID, and other country and global stakeholders as needed       
  • Support the annual budget development, coordination, and review process with the RISE core team management (including Project Director, HIV and COVID-19 Senior Program Managers and Finance Director), country backstops, and program finance team
  • Work with Jhpiego project leadership, country management and finance teams on key financial management documents, such as funding projections, budgets, etc.
  • In coordination with the country backstop team, support financial reporting and documentation, and regular review processes including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting
  • Support development 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 regulations
  • In 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 Communications Advisor, RISE core and country teams, 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

  • MPH or equivalent advanced degree 
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing donor funded projects or research studies
  • Certified in PMD Pro (or will be within 60 days of hire) or equivalent
  • Experience implementing USAID, PEPFAR and/or COVID-19 programming strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same; strong teamwork skills
  • Successfully dealing with challenging situations (HR, fraud, donor, etc.) including identifying issues and proactively working with team to resolve them
  • Prepared high quality reports for donors/funders
  • Developed, analyzed, and reviewed budgets
  • Successfully developed work plans in collaboration with multiple partners
  • Understanding of global health and international development, program and financial management principles
  • A commitment to customer service and to supporting a positive team culture
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills
  • French and/or Portuguese language skills a plus
  • Familiarity with Office 365 products, experience with data analytics a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.



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