Program Officer
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

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The Program Officer for the Strategic Communication Program Unit will provide support to the Malawi BRIDGE II, Malawi SSDI-Communication, Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) Project, and Lesotho Letlama Project. Serve as field programs' consistent link to Baltimore, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing field programs require. Provide technical assistance to the country projects and field offices and programs, both in-country and from Baltimore. Specific areas of technical assistance needed include: capacity building in health communication, developing HIV and AIDS, reproductive health (RH), malaria and other health strategies, approaches and materials. Provide input into HIV and AIDS, RH, malaria and other health mass media campaigns and interpersonal and community based toolkits. Stay abreast of latest developments in behavior and social change prevention communication as well as at least one health technical area. Write, edit, facilitate, or assist with strategies, work plans, assessments, and evaluations. Provide input into research assessments, questionnaires and analysis. Write and edit program documents including annual reports and work plans. Facilitate in-country workshops for message and material design, development of community mobilization and interpersonal communication tools, among others. Initiate own travel arrangements, complete travel report, travel and expense reimbursements requests and related tasks in a timely manner. Participate in all areas of proposal development. Participate in at least one Community of Practice. Update portions of CCP website that contain information on programs at least quarterly. Submit materials for inclusion and update materials on the CCP internal knowledge management system. Write and share minutes of all non-confidential formal meetings using CCP standard procedure. Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with the field office. Coordinate Baltimore-based functions needed for efficient operation of field programs. Act as point-of-contact for field-based staff. Respond to field-based staff requests for information, documents or assistance promptly. Assist the field in developing contracts and facilitate contracts processing in Baltimore. Seek technical input on materials, strategies, work plans, and budgets as needed. Ensure that all administrative and financial functions for the programs are accomplished. Provide field with updates on changes to policy, procedure, best practices, funding, staffing, or other relevant issues as they arise. Format, edit, and produce documents and presentations as needed. Develop professional networks as appropriate, to include colleagues from other public, private, and non-profit organizations and share contact points with CCP's proposal development teams. Proactively explore and identify proposal development and business expansion opportunities. Communicate new business opportunities and contracts to supervisors and leadership. Models CCP's desired practices in knowledge management, communication, and use of technology. Cultivates donors' connections and seeks new opportunities for CCP's growth.

Master's degree required in Public Health, Development Communication or related field. Three years of related experience.
Demonstrated experience in Health Communication/Social and Behavior Change Communication. International travel required. Exposure to working internationally/working abroad, highly desired. Basic computer skills. Familiar with the Internet and email software; spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in capacity building approaches. Strong knowledge of HIV and AIDS issues as well as strategies to address HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care desired. Ability to speak Chichewa, Sesotho, or a Ghanaian language a plus, but not required. Experience working in the HIV and AIDS arena internationally a plus. Experience working in Africa especially desired.

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