The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI), Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Program Officer for an exciting project called The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a multifaceted program focused on the rapid expansion of urban family planning programs worldwide but with focus on the largest cities in Asia and Africa. TCI is an ambitious program that leverages a matching challenge fund mechanism to provide incentives for the rapid scale up of urban family planning programs through a framework of accountability measures, demand driven participation of cities, and technical support via at least four regional accelerator hubs.
Program Officer will be responsible for assisting the Senior Program Officer II in supporting Africa and Asia programs.
S/he will backstop the India and East Africa (EA) Hubs, this will include reviewing/editing program documents and reports, tracking and reports program events.
The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for supporting the EA and India programs with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance.
Serves as the liaison between Baltimore and field offices, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing field programs require.
Provide technical support that includes, but is not limited to: input toward program strategy development; assistance developing technical program materials and deliverables; monitoring and evaluation of program activities; development of strategic relationships with donors, implementing partners and other stakeholders; leadership in critiquing and reviewing project documents such as grant and project proposals.
Provide frequent updates to the Deputy Project Director on the progress of the India and EA Hubs.
Master's degree in public health.
Three years of related experience in international program management.
Superb communication (oral and writing) skills, tact, and sensitivity to a wide range of cultural environments across international settings.
Experience in Microsoft's Office, Excel and PowerPoint, SharePoint, and website management tools.
International travel may be required.
Demonstrated successful experience in working in developed or developing countries in Africa and Asia preferred.
Experience working in an academic, research, or advocacy environment preferred.
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