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Sr. Program Officer II

We are seeking a Senior Program Officer II. The Country Team Leader (Senior Program Officer II) leads and manages a team of people and projects independently. The Team Leader role includes ensuring the proper supervision and growth of team staff; the quality of the projects under their oversight; compliance with all laws, policies, guidelines, and norms on projects and countries; and personal and team adherence to CCP’s code of conduct and core values. This Country Team Leader position will manage multiple countries, likely starting with Cameroon and others to be determined. The makeup of a Country Team Leader’s portfolio changes as organizational needs change.

CCP’s Team Leaders play a critical managerial, compliance, and leadership role that is additional to the core duties of a Senior Program Officer II.

The core duties of the Senior Program Officer II also apply to the Team Leader. These include: Oversees technical, programmatic, and administrative aspects of one or more large-scale programs and leads the development and implementation of programs independently. The Senior Program Officer II will oversee the management, mentorship and professional development of U.S and non-U.S based teams. They also travel internationally to lead short-term technical assistance (STTA) in areas of their expertise, and will oversee STTA trips of junior staff. They will lead technical work and center-wide initiatives independently. They will lead proposal development and lead strategic partnership development and donor cultivation. They will lead and oversee high-level strategy design and implementation and proposal development. They will work with finance, admin and HR teams in-country and the U.S. to provide oversight for and ensure effective and compliant financial and administrative practices, in line with JHU and donor rules and regulations.

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.
  • Communication.

Performance of staff who supervise other staff will also be measured in the below.

  • Staff Development.
  • Utilization and Allocation of Resources.
  • Organizational Effectiveness.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Ensure that all countries, projects, and areas of oversight have systems for quality, compliance, safety, and financial management. 
  • Facilitate effective coordination and communication between finance, admin and HR team members in all locations.
  • Ensure project staff, especially Project Directors and other in-country senior staff, have the information required to remain compliant with JHU and donor rules and regulations.
  • Serve as a liaison between the countries and the U.S. based finance, admin, HR and compliance staff.
  • Lead, oversee or act as technical expert for multiple large-scale projects and or country programs independently. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve on the Strategic Communication Programs Unit management team and the CCP Leadership Group. Contribute to center-wide activities and decision making required by these two groups.
  • Put in place tools, processes, structures to ensure excellence in programs, products, and deliverables to meet program goals.

People Management

  • Supervise a team of people implementing projects, including Chiefs of Party in the countries they oversee.
  • Design and manage effective team structure to meet CCP organizational and program goals.
  • Ensure all staff on team have full and appropriate salary coverage.
  • Liaise with other Team Leaders and managers who have oversight or supervisory responsibilities for staff who serve on multiple teams to coordinate LOE, workload, and feedback to staff members.
  • 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.
  • Ensure all staff on team adhere to CCP’s Code of Conduct/Principles of Engagement and CCP’s core values, including competency in anti-racism skills.
  • 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.
  • Operate with compliance to all JHU supervisory policy.

Technical Work

  • Oversee high level strategy design and implementation independently.
  • Lead and build staff capacity in technical work, 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.
  • 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 and Organizational Growth

  • Represent the team’s countries or technical area at internal and external meetings.
  • Initiate and lead center-wide initiatives, independently.
  • May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
  • Lead proposal development (technical, budget, coordination) independently in all countries on the team to ensure continuity of funding and employment for staff.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory and management experience required.
  • Expertise in a relevant technical area required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • International experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in French preferred.



Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG  
Starting Salary Range: $116,000 - $130,000
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Flexible/JH at 111 Market Place
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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:

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 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.

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