The Country Support Program Officer (PO) will be a key member of the M-RITE team, working under the supervision of the Country Support Manager to support start-up and implementation of M-RITE country programs. The PO is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the program by coordinating administrative, logistical, and technical support.
The PO will also support the country program team in technical planning, workplan development, information sharing and collection, and the preparation of reports, presentations, and other program materials. S/he works under the supervision of the Country Support Manager to support tracking partner/sub-grantee/consultant deliverables; assist technical staff to implement and monitor activities; and provide other needed operational support to ensure that quality and timely assistance is provided to advance the programâ€™s agenda.
In addition, due to COVID-19, currently, all staff are working in a remote capacity, however, this position is expected to be based at the JSI Arlington, VA office. The salary range for this position is $59,850 – $70,000, but will be reviewed based on qualifications of applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview, which will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
M-RITE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Country program management:
- Support the development of country workplans and budgets, and the day-to-day implementation of workplan activities, including performance monitoring and reporting
- Coordinate with technical teams on work planning for consistency relating to M-RITE program priorities, strategic approaches, and learning. This includes support to harmonizing core and field work plans, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plans, performance monitoring plans (PMP), and budgets
- Support communications between home office, field office, and between technical and management staff to ensure regular, open communication including note-taking at routine team meetings
- 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
Operations and finance management:
- Provide financial and administrative support to backstop in-country teams and country offices to facilitate financial management, operations, and complicity with JSIâ€™s systems and procedures.
- Coordinate all necessary international travel requests in a timely manner and according to USAID specifications
- Collaborate with project finance team to support the development, monitoring, and updating of country budgets, and preparation of financial reports as necessary
- Support team to ensure compliance with USAID rules and regulations, as outlined in contractual requirements
- Assist in recruiting local staff, and orienting country staff to JSI and project systems;
- Collaborate with the Washington and country office finance and admin staff to coordinate and implement start-up/close-out procedures and tasks as required
- Assist with meeting logistics, including scheduling, preparing agendas, sending appointments, taking and circulating notes, and following up on action items after meetings
- Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and technical papers, including tracking deadlines for reporting to ensure timely, quality reports
- Work with program and technical officers in preparing clear, well-written specifications for goods and services, including scopes of work for short-term technical assistance and contracted services (e.g., purchase orders, subcontracts, and vendor agreements)
- Facilitate the process of quarterly and annual reporting, compiling documentation related to project global, regional, and country program implementation and achievements, including tracking deadlines for reporting.
- Support KM staff in preparation, editing, formatting and dissemination of project reports, presentations, success stories and technical documents.
- Work with communications staff to disseminate blogs and success stories through external MOMENTUM and JSI websites and other communication channels
Other duties as assigned.
- Education: Advanced Degree in Public Health, Management, or other relevant field.
- Experience: Minimum three (3) yearsâ€™ experience working to support country offices on global health programs, including relevant overseas experience.
- Travel: Ability and willingness to travel internationally.
- Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in French, Portuguese, and/or Russian is preferred.
- Experience with program planning and management, including familiarity with budgeting, common planning frameworks, and monitoring tools
- Ability to work independently and in groups; manage multiple tasks concurrently; and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
- Prior experience and success working in complex environments, with teams whose members are physically located in different time zones and geographic areas
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to organize and present information in a compelling way
- Ability to work comfortably in the MS Office Suite applications, specifically MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms).
Preferred Skills: Familiarity with immunization programming
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online.
No phone calls please.
Principals only please.