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Program Officer II - Malaria

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

MCSP Description:

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is USAID’s flagship, the largest maternal, newborn and child health procurement in USAID history. MCSP is a five-year $500 million Cooperative Agreement aiming to accelerate the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality in 24 priority countries through the introduction, development and scale-up of high-impact maternal, newborn and child health interventions. Jhpiego is the prime, and partners include Save the Children, John Snow, Inc., ICF International, Inc., PATH, Results for Development and Population Services International.

Overview:

The Program Officer II will support MCSP malaria in pregnancy programs. S/he will provide overall management and coordination for MCSP core activities and provide additional support to country programs, as needed. S/he will work closely with the MCSP malaria team including the Malaria Team Leader, Senior Technical Advisors and other Malaria PO to support planning, execution and support for the MIP work plan. The Program Officer II will also be expected to coordinate with other MCSP technical teams including maternal health, child health and nutrition teams to help foster collaboration and realize project objectives. The Program Officer II will also represent the malaria team from time to time at key meetings including with the President’s Malaria Initiative, MCSP and Jhpiego staff meetings and among partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide backstop support to MCSP Malaria Technical Team Leader and work closely with malaria team to advance malaria in pregnancy programming under MCSP.
  • Work collaboratively with other program and technical staff to achieve malaria in pregnancy objectives under MCSP.
  • Manage and coordinate efforts within the MIP team and across technical teams for planning, work plan development and support for outlined MIP activities.
  • Provide coordination and management support for planning and implementation efforts for the Roll Back Malaria- Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group. This includes managing work plan updates, monitoring work plan in collaboration with MIP WG partners, coordinating meetings among MIP working group partners and supporting planning for MIP WG annual meeting.
  • Manage the development of the annual core budget and work plan. Work collaboratively with finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets, including preparation and management of contractual agreements.
  • Manage key malaria in pregnancy core activities, outlined in work plan. This includes coordinating with key stakeholders, ensuring implementation plans are in place, executed and monitored and reporting on implementation both internally as well as externally to USAID.
  • Provide lead management support for efforts to support malaria Advisors seconded to National Malaria Control Programs in up to three countries. This includes liaising with country teams and donor as well as monitoring Advisor’s progress and reporting back.
  • Assist Senior Technical Advisors and country field staff with programmatic support and review of work plans.
  • Represent the malaria team at internal MCSP meetings to ensure cross collaboration and technical support (ie: technical team meetings, MCSP staff meetings, programmatic and technical discussions)
  • Ensure compliance with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
  • Contribute to strategic thinking and development of malaria programming under MCSP.
  • Promote and support knowledge management and sharing efforts
  • Present malaria program achievements to MCSP and Jhpiego staff and to external audiences at organized meetings and conferences
  • Represent RMNCH and Jhpiego in meetings with senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Provide support for other activities identified by Malaria Team Lead and PMI within the scope of the malaria in pregnancy objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience managing international health programs
  • Experience working on malaria programs
  • Self starter, able to work independently
  • Knowledge of the President’s Malaria Initiative, USAID and Global Fund
  • Demonstrated skills in the technical side of program implementation
  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated collaborative relationship with field-based international donor agencies
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in French
  • Worked or lived in developing country
  • Some level of understanding/ experience with malaria programming.

Please apply via the Jhpiego website to job number 2015-2329

Link: https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/2329/program-officer-ii/job?mode=view

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  • Organization: Jhpiego - Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-13

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