Program Officer (Francophone Portfolio)


About the organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations


The Program Officer will act as the lead contact for assigned program area and will work in close collaboration with the Country Offices to provide specialized support and guidance for the duration of the program lifecycle. This positions will support Francophone Countries.

In partnership with members of the Program and Country Teams, the Program Officer will develop and deliver program solutions to further enhance effectiveness of the program and the delivery of services within the established scope, budget and timelines for the supported area. This position is accountable for ensuring that strong program management methodology, practices and tools are being applied. Supports budget in the assigned region and for the country supported.

This position will proactively identify opportunities to implement quality improvement and assurance initiatives in the assigned program area. Additionally, this position will support countries in New Program Development (NPD) initiatives.


Graduate Degree i.e. MPH with 5 years’ relevant working experience
Certified in PM@Jhpiego (Jhpiego’s internal project management curricula) or Project management for Development Professionals (DPro). If these certifications have not been completed, the successful candidate must complete within 60 days of hire.
Proven experience successfully managing public health projects of moderate-to-high complexity and scope with different donors, including one USG donor.
High quality reports submitted on time to donors.
Provide budget inputs and review budgets
Expenses routinely tracked and countries supported to stay within budget
Experience successfully leading activities across project phases
Proven experience successfully supporting proposal development
Served as program lead on at least 2 proposals – including budget inputs
Knowledge of USG rules and regulations
Strong understanding of at least 3 technical areas Jhpiego works in
Strong organizational skills
Strong writing skills
Team player
Excellent written and oral communication skills with diverse groups
Excellent problem solving skills
Strong communication skills: developing communication products (success stories, FB posts, briefs, PowerPoint presentations)
Office 365
Travel: Ability to travel 30%
Fluent in written and spoken English
Contractual financial management experience preferred
Fluency in French required
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time


$64,237 - $85,649

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