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Job Req ID:  74296

Program Officer

The Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Program Officer  who provides project management support through technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance for the Advancing Evidence for Global Implementation of Spatial Repellents (AEGIS) project, with direction and support from the project’s Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI.


The Program Officer serves as a program’s consistent link between headquarters and research locations, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing programs require. The Program Officer will travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA) with direction and independently contribute to technical work in areas of their expertise.


Performance is measured in each of the areas below (program management, people management, technical work, and professional and organizational growth) with five criteria:

  • Quantity of Work
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative, Problem Solving & Innovation
  • Interaction with Others


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Join weekly consortium calls for all AEGIS research countries
  • Organize and manage weekly internal calls
  • Develop systems to visualize and monitor project activities, budget, deliverables, and timelines across countries
  • Work with CCP internal communications staff to promote project successes
  • Lead project knowledge management with support:
    • Keep and update procedures around dissemination and knowledge management
    • Upload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management platforms
    • Format, edit and produce documents and presentations as needed
    • Promote knowledge sharing across project activities
    • Contribute to work plans, reports, and budgets


  • Manage project backstopping, independently
    • Act as liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contract and deliverables are in place
    • Initiate, track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans and other administrative and programmatic documents
    • Work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and compliant spending
    • Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally)
    • Liaise with internal and external partners
    • Adhere to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations, and policies


People Management

  • May independently manage work of student employees
  • Assist in orienting and training new staff members
  • May manage group work with support, including task coordination and management
  • This position has no assigned supervisory duties


Technical Work

  • Contribute to technical work, including reports, presentations, and publications independently
    • Gather, summarize, and synthesize relevant background information to inform the above technical work
    • Use tools, processes, best-practices, and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible
  • Contribute to in-country STTA, including trainings, workshops, and program support, with direction


Professional & Organizational Growth

  • Contribute to center-wide initiatives, independently
    • May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
  • Contribute to proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) with direction
  • Represent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and events
    • May include delivering technical presentations, networking and relationship building
  • Stay abreast of technical updates in your field
  • Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the Center
  • Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills
    • Complete at least two JHU training courses related to job duties per year
  • Request or initiate quarterly check-in meetings with supervisor to assess performance, strengths, and areas for improvement in your current position, and establish professional goals
  • Work with senior staff and peers to identify opportunities for professional development, including JHU courses and seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Other duties may be assigned


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree (M.A., MHS, MPH)
  • Three years related experience
  • Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 


** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • International experience


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience working on malaria or other vector-borne diseases
  • Experience with and interest in social and behavioral research


Classified Title: Program Officer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​JH at 111 Market Place 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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