Job Req ID:  111514

Sr. Program Officer II

We are seeking a Sr. Program Officer II (SPO-11).  The Sr. Program Officer II oversees technical, programmatic, and administrative aspects of the partnerships portfolio on the Knowledge SUCCESS Project independently. The Senior Program Officer II will represent CCP and relevant projects on global technical working groups. The Senior Program Officer II will mentor staff and oversee teams. S/he also travels internationally to lead short-term technical assistance (STTA) in areas of their expertise, and will oversee STTA trips of junior staff. S/he will lead technical work, specifically family planning, advocacy, and PHE, center-wide initiatives independently. S/he will lead proposal development and lead strategic partnership development and donor cultivation. S/he will lead and oversee high-level strategy design and implementation and proposal development.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Specifically, the SPO-II will lead partnerships activities for the USAID-funded Knowledge SUCCESS Project, manage the portfolio related to Population, Health, and Environment (PHE), FP2030, and support our KM portfolio into three regions.
  • The SPO-II will develop a range of FP/RH content for the project and coordinate among global, regional, and local partners to ensure accurate and timely FP/RH context is shared and used.
  • The SPO-II represents CCP and the Knowledge SUCCESS Project in large international technical working groups such as Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, IBP, and FP2030.

Program Management

  • Lead, oversee or act as technical expert for large-scale projects and or country programs independently. May include,           
    • Envision, design and initiate new program activities according to a larger program goal.
    • Produce and edit documents, work plans, reports, and presentations.
    • Lead budget development and resource allocation for Knowledge SUCCESS Result 2, Field Buy-in’s, and country programs.
    • Oversee staffing, roles, and level of effort to meet program goals.
    • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between program, finance, and administrative staff to ensure team functioning to meet program goals.
    • Facilitate and model frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, in headquarters, and internationally).
    • Lead engagement with internal and external partners.
    • Ensure adherence to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations and policies. Lead process of using data to inform strategies, work plans, and program direction.
  • Put in place tools, processes, structures to ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals.

People Management

  • Design and manage effective team structure to meet program goals.
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor staff independently.             
  • Orient and train new staff members.
  • Conduct regular (at least quarterly) check ins and annual performance reviews with all supervisees.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate professional development opportunities for supervisees.
  • Ensure effective coaching, mentoring, and supervision of all staff on your team.
  •  Provide coaching and mentoring to promote continued growth and improvement among supervisees and other staff.
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of work produced by staff or team. Develop processes, tools, and routines that ensure the quality of work.
  • This position has official supervisory duties; s/he will engage in coaching and mentoring of staff.
  • Operate with compliance to all JHU supervisory policy.

Technical Work

  • Oversee high level strategy design and implementation independently.
  • Lead and build staff capacity in family planning, advocacy, and PHE, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aides, needs assessments, etc.
  • Generate and envision new activities, ideas, frameworks, and strategies that further high-level goals of both Knowledge SUCCESS Project and CCP.
  • Use, develop, and model tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible.
  • Provide information to others about the quality of work. This includes raising concerns about errors, omissions, and poor quality products to the staff member responsible for that work, and requesting revision of work that is not high quality.
  •  In collaboration with research and evaluation division, strategically plan for research, monitoring, and evaluation activities.
  • Supervise/oversee STTA of junior staff independently.
  • Lead in-country STTA, including trainings, workshops, and program support, independently.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in relevant technical areas (i.e. SBC, knowledge management, health areas, etc.) and build capacity in others.
  • Demonstrate high level technical communication, including writing reports, creating and giving presentations, and facilitating trainings or group discussions.
  • Ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals.

Professional & Organizational Growth

  • Initiate and lead center-wide initiatives, independently.
  • May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
  • Lead proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) independently.
  • Lead strategic partnership development independently.
  • Lead donor cultivation independently.
  • Contribute to global technical knowledge.
  • Represent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and events:
  • May include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiate and follow through with opportunities for collaboration.
  • Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs across the Center.
  • Recognize and address factors that might strategically impact a program or the Center, and lead implementation of solutions.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and management skills:
  • Complete at least two JHU training courses related to job duties per year. For supervisors, this should include completing CCP HR’s recommended core courses in the JHU Supervisory Training Program within two years of taking on official supervisory duties.
  • 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.
  • Identify opportunities for bringing new skills into the Center, including attending JHU courses and seminars, conferences, other external trainings etc.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in a related field.
  • Six years related program management experience in public health or medicine.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • International experience preferred.
  • Foreign language abilities preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Leadership in FP/RH.
  • Supervisory and management expertise preferred.
  • Writing and facilitation skills preferred.

Supervisory responsibility

  • Will directly supervise 2-5 staff independently.

Budget authority

  • Manages up to $2.5M annually.



Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG  
Starting Salary Range: Min $86,500 - Max $151,400 Annually ($118,950 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote 
Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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