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Job Req ID:  34636

SBC Technical Advisor

General Summary/Purpose:

The overall strategic focus of STOP Spillover will be on reducing spillover of emerging zoonotic viruses from wildlife to people and reducing amplification and spread of zoonotic viruses in people after they have spilled over from wildlife. STOP Spillover will use existing and new evidence to develop, deploy, and evaluate interventions to reduce the spillover of emerging zoonotic viruses at high-risk animal-human interfaces and reduce amplification and spread of these threats at high-risk foci such as health care facilities. The goal of STOP Spillover is to enhance understanding and reduce risk of zoonotic viral spillover, amplification, and spread.

 

The Senior Program Officer II/SBC Technical Advisor will ensure integration of SBC approaches to reach project goals and deliverables. They will be integrated into the STOP Spillover technical team, and will work across the entire STOP Spillover project supporting regional and country efforts in Africa and Asia. They will be based at a partner’s office in Rockville, MD.

 

The Senior Program Officer II/SBC Technical Advisor 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/SBC Technical Advisor 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 and 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

 

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
    • 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 may not have 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. Use KM approaches to increase knowledge sharing across regions and within countries and provide KM technical support to technical working groups and stakeholders in Africa and Asia.
    • 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

  • 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 (Required)

Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required.

  • Six (6) years related experience required.
  • Leadership experience required.

 

Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.

 

 

Preferred qualifications:

International experience preferred.

Experience working in risk communication, emergency response, and prevention of zoonotic diseases preferred.

French language abilities preferred.

Management expertise preferred.

 

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Social and behavior change communication expertise

risk communication, emergency response, and prevention of zoonotic diseases.

 

 

Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II 
Working Title: SBC Technical Advisor  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: $82,325 - $113,185/ Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: 10001159-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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