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Job Req ID:  79142

Sr. Program Officer II

The Center for Communication Programs is seeking a Senior Program Officer II  who 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 mentor staff and oversee teams. This individual also travels 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. This role will lead proposal development and lead strategic partnership development and donor cultivation and will lead and oversee high-level strategy design and implementation and proposal development.

 

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:

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

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

While the SPOII’s specific project responsibilities will change over time, initially this SPOII may be responsible for:

  • Program Management.
    • COVID “Global Goods”. Under the Breakthrough ACTION program, this position will manage the COVID “Global Goods” agenda of the COVID portfolio. This includes but is not limited to overseeing the development and field testing of several SBC related toolkits and guides that will be disseminated globally. Toolkits will cover topics such as how to: collect and analyze local data for decision making, conduct an intersectional gender analysis, and develop and implement a comprehensive, strategic rumor monitoring system. Additionally, the SPO II will provide support to and oversee the development of regional research briefs, analysis of SBC promising practices to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake (among health workers and the general population), and workshops to determine the applicability of implementing those practices in different contexts, and a job aid for health workers to improve their communication with clients for increased vaccine acceptance uptake.
    • COVID Surge Support: This position will also manage the Breakthrough ACTION COVID-19 surge response team, that will support the implementation of the field-tested toolkits, job aids and workshops mentioned above based on requests for this and other support (such as RCCE strategy development or vaccine demand generation) requested by USAID Missions or their partners. The SPO II may provide the requested support virtually or on-site.
    • Breakthrough ACTION Core Portfolio: Contribute to the development and implementation of Breakthrough ACTION core and project wide activities.
  • 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

 

  • Advocacy & Networking.
    • This position will play a prominent role in CCP’s efforts to advocate globally for the importance of SBC and bring the SBC community together. 
    • This position may be either faculty (Assistant or Associate Scientist) or staff based on the needs within the Department and discussions with the candidate.  

 

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.
    • 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 & 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 (Mandatory):

  • Masters’ Degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required.
  • Six years related experience required.
  • Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
  • Technical leadership in social and behavior change (SBC) or Communication for Development (C4D) required.

 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 hours of experience may substitute for 1 year of education. 

 

** 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 preferred.
  • Foreign language abilities preferred.
  • Management Expertise preferred.

 

Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer II
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/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.

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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