Sr. Program Coordinator


About the organization

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For 50 years, Jhpiego has worked in partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities to build health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Sr. Program Coordinator needed to support program operations in several francophone countries in West and Central Africa. This includes working in close collaboration with the Program Officer, Finance Manager, and representatives from different Jhpiego departments to support country teams and global teams to successfully implement projects.  Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that administrative tasks are completed and will likely include: US-based procurement, processing contracts, setting up payments from US, setting up meetings, taking notes, reviewing/editing and minor translation.


 Support activities in start-up, work-planning and close out, which could include:
 Set up routine meetings to review status of startup plan
 Process consultant contracts liaise with GHR to assist with setting appropriate rates for consultants
 Manage procurement plan
 Procure HQ items
 Procure country items
 Set up preferred vendors
 Schedule routine country and donor meetings (including HQ Ops meetings) with all relevant people, take notes
including follow-up action items and person responsible
 Manage one partner sub-award to ensure that scope and budget are on track
 Maintain Team Site (notes, project file and documents) and ensure all project documents are uploaded on
internal intranet site
 Hire/pay US based vendors consultants
 Manage procurement plan with in-country team
 Procurement of items from US via internal Jhpiego procurement system


 Proficient French language skills
 BA or equivalent with 2+ years’ program and administrative experience in international environment
 Understanding of global health and development approaches
 Knowledge of administrative processes and approaches and financial reporting and reconciliation
 Knowledge of contracts and global program operations
 Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
 Experience living, working, or studying overseas preferred
 High proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports and documents
 Very strong organizational skills
 Strong decision-making skills and results-oriented approach
 Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a
developing country environment
 Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities
 Availability to travel independently in new environments (at 30%)
 Proficiency in MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS TeamSites


Commensurate with experience

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