full-time position with Population, Family & Reproductive Health; 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday
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 new 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.
Examples of specific essential duties and responsibilities include:
Backstop the Francophone West Africa (FWA) Hub, which includes reviewing/editing program documents and reports, tracking and reports program events.
Serve as a liaison between TCI Global and FWA Hub to the Baltimore head office and must have professional experience managing international programs.
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;
Responsible for supporting the Senior Program Officer for Advocacy, developing and managing the content of TCI toolkits, TCI University, and TCI Community of Practice into French. Assist with trainings.
Provide frequent updates to the Deputy Project Director on the progress of the FWA Hub.
Perform other duties as required.
Master's degree in public health, international development, or a similar discipline strongly preferred. 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.
Experience working in an academic, research, or advocacy environment. French language proficiency. Demonstrated successful experience in working in developed or developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
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