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Sr. Program Coordinator - Francophone Portfolio


  • Organization: Jhpiego
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Sr. Program Coordinator - Francophone Portfolio

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/24/2023 8:35 AM)
Job ID
US Based Positions
Employment Status


The Senior Program Coordinator will work under the general guidance of, and in close collaboration with the Program Officer, and representatives from different Jhpiego departments (e.g. Finance, Contracts Management Compliance Division [CMCD], Travel, Procurement, Global External Communications Office [GECO]) to support country teams and global projects to successfully implement projects.  The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that administrative tasks are completed. The exact support needed will vary by country, but will likely include: US-based procurement, processing contracts, setting up payments from US, setting up meetings, taking notes, reviewing/editing reports for completeness, minor translation needs for certain countries. 


This position will support countries in our francophone portfolio.


This is a hybrid role based out of our Baltimore, MD office. 


Administrative Support

  • Schedules / organizes recurring meetings with internal and external stakeholders including Country Offices, donors, HQ staff
  • Informs and reminds responsible staff of follow-up dates and deadlines for response or specific actions, supplying supporting material as appropriate
  • Coordinates events, conferences and travel for Country Office and / or HQ staff
  • Provides support to Program Officer(s) in meetings; takes notes and highlights key follow-up items, identifying appropriate contact for resolution
  • Liaises with internal stakeholders for the review, status, processing and reconciliation of invoices and payments
  • Maintains / updates HQ and Country Office team sites and database(s), ensuring all relevant information is up-to-date and accessible
  • Maintains the secure storage of sensitive, confidential information in accordance with record keeping best practices and applicable legislation
  • Scans, records, refers and follows up on correspondence and documents; evaluates the urgency or critical nature of items, and brings them to the attention of the responsible staff
  • Uses appropriate software / tools and applicable templates to prepare documentation as well as track, monitor, report information, and maintain database(s) i.e. CRM as applicable
  • Prepares, formats, edits, and / or disseminates project information, documentation, reports, presentations to or for appropriate stakeholders
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement to tools, forms, tracking, reporting, etc. for the supported function
  • Fosters country relationships and customer service with country teams to identify and support their administrative needs
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders and Jhpiego departments (contracts, HR, GECO, etc.) to link country teams with appropriate Jhpiego resources

Program Support

  • Acts as first-level programmatic support for activities across all phases of the program lifecycle
  • Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply
  • Serves as a first point-of-contact and liaison for Country Offices regarding operational or programmatic needs / issues within assigned area(s)
  • Updates Supervisor and team members on the program implementation status, and potential issues and opportunities
  • Identifies, recommends and effectively executes standard practices to support operational activities within the assigned functional area
  • Resolves routine problems independently, escalating non-standard, complex issues to Program Officer(s); may collaborate to find and implement corrective course of action
  • Monitors and tracks program activities and ensures appropriate resources, materials, services are ready in alignment with established program scope, budget, timelines
  • Monitors and tracks relevant metrics and raises discrepancies/issues to Program Officer (e.g., start-up plan, close-out checklist)
  • Collaborates and liaises with internal / external stakeholders to ensure appropriate materials, tools, resources are ready and available in alignment with service delivery requirements
  • Conducts due diligence and follow-up to ensure the timely delivery of activities / services within defined scope and established timelines as needed


  • Tracks, monitors and updates procurement plan against established timelines, scope, budget set by Program Officer(s)/Project Team
  • Sources supplies / materials, technical services and consultants under the general guidance and direction of Program Officer(s)
  • Sets up vendors through JHU system
  • Pays invoices in a timely manner to avoid interruption / delays to assigned area
  • Fosters positive relationships with vendors.


  • Reviews, edits documents translated to English from working language of country supported
  • Translates communications, including emails, as needed to local language or English as needed
  • Coordinates the translation of key documents with external vendors
  • Coordinates interpretations for live meetings with external vendors
  • Leverages online software to translate documents, and review versions.


  • Processes / routes contracts to appropriate contacts
  • Maintains log of contracts with relevant information (e.g., amount vendor, start/end dates)
  • Coordinates with technical and administrative team(s) to assist and ensure completeness, accuracy of information during the preparation of proposals and reports
  • Reviews contracts and supporting documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Identifies missing information, issues or discrepancies in contracts and notifies Program Officer(s) or appropriate contact for resolution
  • Works from templates and completes required fields, working with the Program Officer(s) or other department, including Country Office, to source information pertinent to missing fields as needed
  • Liaises with Global Human Resources (GHR) to determine appropriate rates for consultants

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree with 2 years' relevant working experience 
  • Interest in global public health
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Very good writing skills
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills with diverse groups
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficient in French Language skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in International Development or non-profit sector preferred

The salary range for this role is expected to be: $46,471 - $55,765.


Total Rewards:

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

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**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.

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