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(Archived) Program Officer Immunization Center

Last Updated: 9/01/21

Job Description

The Program Officer (PO) will support JSI’s Immunization Center and its Center-managed projects. The PO will to implement Center objectives, activities and projects. Overall responsibilities include a range of activities related to providing programmatic, operational, new business and communication support to the Center. RESPONSIBILITIES The Program Officer will support day-to-day Immunization Center programmatic and operations, as well as management of projects in the Center portfolio. Projects in the portfolio range in size and technical focus, and the PO role will vary depending on the nature of the work. Tasks will include some or all of the following, depending on the nature of the project(s):

Program Support:

  • Facilitate communications between home office, field office, and between technical and management staff to ensure regular, open communication including routine team meetings
  • Coordinate processes to support program strategy development, work plan development and monitoring; support the day-to-day implementation of work plan activities
  • Provide financial and administrative support to back-stop in-country teams and field offices to facilitate financial management, operations, and complicity with JSI’s systems and procedures. Financial responsibilities could include field accounts, cash flow requests, procurement support, etc.
  • Collaborate with technical staff to draft scopes of work/RFPs for consultants, contractors, or technical assistance providers working under assigned project activities; in consultation with technical staff help ensure scopes of work are followed and quality deliverables are submitted
  • Collaborate with staff to schedule, draft agendas for, and support facilitation of regular internal technical and programmatic meetings
  • Assist Center in recruiting local staff, and orienting field staff to JSI and donor systems;
  • Collaborate with the Washington and field office finance and admin staff to coordinate and implement start-up/close-out procedures and tasks as required
Administrative Management:
  • Support finance staff to draft and review subcontracts and vendor agreements; maintain print and electronic operating files and regularly update network drives.
  • Help establish and maintain a project file structure.
  • Support travel logistics for program staff and consultants.
Documentation and Knowledge Management:
  • Lead the preparation, editing, formatting and dissemination of Center and project reports, workplans, presentations, technical documents, etc., including tracking deadlines for reporting to ensure timely, quality reports;
  • Work with communications staff to develop and disseminate project materials, newsletters, social media and other communications materials in support of the Immunization Center communications strategy.
New Business Development:
  • Assist Center leadership in the development of various components of proposals and other new business development activities, including working with other POs to monitor donor RFPs, track status of proposals, and update Immunization Center NBO and project databases.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, including working in the field of international public health; Graduate degree in public health or related field preferred;
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills
  • Previous experience backstopping overseas field offices preferred, including relevant in-country experience
  • Ability to work independently and in groups, to manage multiple tasks concurrently, and to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills--demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Excellent writing, communication, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English & French required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; knowledge of other computer programs or graphic design experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel

Salary commensurate with experience.

All interested applicants must apply through the JSI Careers Websites, Program Officer Immunization Center

Company Details

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Our mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.Our sis...