Sr. Program Officer, Malaria Programs
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

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As part of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a project of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), the Sr. Program Officer, Malaria Programs is responsible for supporting HC3 malaria programs with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance and for playing a leadership role on issues of malaria control behaviors. Will play a leadership role on critical global interventions, providing technical guidance, programmatic management and some research supervision for all aspects of HC3’s involvement in strengthening behavior change communication activities as part of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in the USA and through technical assistance to country-based programs and missions. Sr. Program Officer serves as HC3’s consistent link to these activities, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing field programs require. Will provide country-based programs with guidance and technical leadership in the design, development, and evaluation of programs. Will travel internationally to provide technical assistance in areas of their expertise. Provide direction and strategic planning to the team with respect to all aspects of program proposal, design, implementation, and evaluation. Advocate for strengthening of behavior change communication (BCC) activities through the PMI. Support the PMI BCC Activity manager at USAID/Washington in providing technical assistance in BCC to PMI programs. Represent the BCC point of view at technical meetings and support the USAID mission to improve malaria BCC programs. Supervise and support research on behavioral indicators and understanding of behavioral pathways for malaria prevention. Provide technical assistance to collaborating partners, field offices and programs, both in-country and from Baltimore. Write/facilitate strategies, workplans, assessments, and evaluations. Initiate own travel arrangements through Safe Harbors, complete report, travel and expense reimbursements requests and related tasks in Hopkins systems in a timely manner. Oversee and/or participate in all areas of proposal development. Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with the field office. Coordinate various Baltimore-based functions needed for efficient operation of field programs. Act as point-of-contact for partner and field-based staff on managed activities Cultivate donor connections and seek new opportunities for CCP’s growth. Serve as leader and advocate for best practices within the organization. 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.

Qualifications:
Masters degree required. Five years related experience required. Critical thinking and superior intellectual problem solving skills. Demonstrated experience in Health Communication / Public Health. Ability to manage difficult and complex issues with diplomacy and tact while holding steadfast to principles. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. Must have demonstrated experience working internationally/abroad on public health related projects.

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