Company: Johns Hopkins University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
We are seeking a Program Officer. The Program Officer provides
technical, programmatic, communications, and administrative
assistance to the knowledge management (KM) portfolios of two
family planning projects at CCP. Serving as a lead for the High
Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIP) Partnership activities
under the Knowledge SUCCESS project, this position will be
responsible for ensuring that HIP knowledge products are developed
and disseminated through partner and donor coordination, website
updates and quality control procedures, and communications
materials. This position will also support the planning and
facilitation of workshops with family planning technical experts
and work collaboratively with a group of inter-agency professionals
on HIP KM and dissemination strategies. Under the guidance of the
team lead for the KM portfolio of The Challenge Initiative (TCI),
this position will contribute to and facilitate various learning,
communications, and programmatic activities. Specifically, the
Program Officer will lead and manage knowledge-sharing events
(in-person and virtual) and develop or edit written and visual
knowledge products (including but not limited to blog posts,
infographics, and short animated videos using Vyond) for
reproductive health professionals. In addition, this position will
coordinate inputs from TCI hub staff into updating TCI University
(TCI-U) website and its resources, and manage TCI's social media
channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Finally,
this position will support monitoring and evaluation efforts to
understand the impact of TCI's KM portfolio.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborator with a combination of
strong programmatic/ organization skills and creativity. They
should be detail-oriented and able to prioritize various activities
from multiple sources. This position requires that someone can
communicate effectively and diplomatically and be comfortable
learning and embracing new processes and platforms. The Program
Officer should have previous experience with program management,
knowledge management, communications, writing, and editing.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Serve as a lead member of an inter-agency group that provides
strategic direction on the production and dissemination of HIP
products and information.
- Support the dissemination of HIP products through social media,
communities of practice, and other channels as identified.
- Develop monthly social media packages including graphic
elements, track analytics and use of content, and coordinate with
partners for greater distribution of HIP products and
- Serve as the main point of contact and build relationships with
donor and other HIP partners.
- Strategize and work with IT firm and donor on website
enhancements, using fundamentals of knowledge management and
dissemination to maximize usability and reach of products
- Support, oversee, and ensure quality control of HIP website
content and updates.
- Support the planning and facilitation of a workshop of family
planning technical experts to develop or update prioritized HIP
- Support the development of a new process to bring consensus and
develop essential lists of resources to complement HIP
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Contribute to or lead the development and update of various
products and resources to facilitate knowledge sharing and peer
- Identify and develop blog posts on timely and relevant topics
to showcase work happening in collaboration with TCI's hub partners
in East Africa, implementing partners, including team in
Francophone West Africa, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the
- Review and edit TCI program stories and synthesize and
repackage stories into blog posts and Tales of Impact.
- Update TCI's website with new publications and support
development of new content for the website and TCI-U.
- Synthesize and repackage content on evidence-based family
planning interventions into short, animated videos using the
- Execute TCI's social media strategy, developing complementary
content and managing a regular posting schedule to existing social
- Assist with M&E efforts related to the KM portfolio,
including the development and analysis of TCI-U user surveys,
interviews, and other data collection/research activities.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Manage project backstopping, independently.
- Format, edit and produce documents and presentations as
- Contribute to work plans, reports and budgets.
- Act as liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of
work, contract and deliverables are in place.
- Initiate, track and monitor procurements, contracts, work plans
and other administrative and programmatic documents.
- Work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure
timely and compliant spending.
- Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program
team members in all locations (offsite, in headquarters, and
- Liaise with internal and external partners.
- Adhere to JHU, CCP and donor rules, regulations and
- Upload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management
- May independently manage work of student employees.
- Assist in orienting and training new staff members.
- May manage group work with support, including task coordination
- This position has no assigned supervisory duties.
- Contribute to technical work, including strategies, toolkits,
communication materials, scripts, job aides, independently.
- Gather, summarize, synthesize relevant background information
to inform the above technical work.
- Use tools, processes, best-practices and colleague review to
ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality
- Contribute to in-country STTA, including trainings, workshops,
and program support, with direction.
Professional and Organizational Growth
- Contribute to center-wide initiatives, independently.
- May include brown bags, communities of practice, etc.
- Contribute to proposal development (technical, budget,
coordination) with direction.
- Represent JHU and CCP at relevant external meetings and
- May include delivering technical presentations, networking and
- Stay abreast of technical updates in your field.
- Professionally engage and collaborate with other programs
across the Center.
- Proactively seek opportunities to expand leadership and
- Complete at least two JHU training courses related to job
duties per year.
- 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.
- Work with senior staff and peers to identify opportunities for
professional development, including JHU courses and seminars,
- Master's Degree in a related field.
- Three years related experience.
- Additional education may substitute for experience and
additional experience may substitute for education to the extent
permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Experience with social media platforms.
- Experience with Wordpress platforms a plus.
- Experience developing visual content products.
- Experience with managing partner and donor relationships.
- Interest in web products and online engagement.
- French language skills are a plus.
- Exposure to travel or work abroad, especially in Africa and
Asia, is helpful.
Classified Title: Program Officer
Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390/Annually (Commensurate
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: JH at 111 Market Place
Department name: Ctr for Communication Programs CCP
Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of
equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted,
equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester
hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of
experience. Additional related experience may substitute for
required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is
permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may
be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required
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