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Posting Title:Program Officer
Job Location: Washington, DC, United States of America
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 21th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

Program Officer II Job Description:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Officer II, COVID-19.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

Program Officer II is primarily responsible for providing programmatic, operational, administrative, and technical support to the COVID technical team, assigned country teams, and other FHI 360 COVID activities. The successful candidate will work with select country teams and Washington DC/NC staff to ensure the smooth set up and operations of the COVID-19 activities, including procurement support, subaward development, engagement and payment of consultants, processing payment of HQ-paid subawards, consultants, and procurements, coordinating meetings and other tasks. This person will work directly with the EpiC Project as well as broader FHI 360 COVID activities.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate engagement with related COVID work in countries where FHI 360 has bilateral or other global engagement. Lead and support activities that will keep the HQ COVID-19 response team abreast of field activities.
  • Serve as point of contact and interact independently with field-based colleagues, using good judgment to monitor and address issues in a timely manner, and keeping team members apprised of activity progress.
  • Contribute to the writing, editing, formatting of the technical documents and ensure consistency and compliance with donor standards.
  • Coordinate review of data and reports under the guidance of the technical team. Support development and or improvement of the technical reports, presentations, and other documents.
  • The lead compilation, documentation, and storage (shared drive) of technical documents developed by HQ as well as country staff. Manage technical folders and improve overall electronic organization.
  • Provide support to technical and program management such as pending item follow-up, troubleshooting, updating work plans, reviewing budgets, coordinating travel arrangements, and monitoring program activities.
  • Coordinate, prepare, and support weekly and monthly meetings with HQ and field-based staff. Support development of agenda, review country updates for accuracy, consistency, and compliance, take notes, and manage technology such as Teams, Zoom, etc.
  • Contribute to procurement support, subaward development, engagement and payment of consultants, processing payment of HQ-paid subawards, consultants, and procurements as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) or its international equivalent – Public Health, International Development, Human Development Knowledge/Information Services, or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 + years experience with program management of USAID-funded projects, with knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, sub-award management, and work plan and budget monitoring.
  • Experience with global health programming is required.
  • Field experience or experience working with field-based activities from headquarters preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and formatting skills.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff, adept at cross-cultural communication.
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems. Familiarity with data analysis software preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, French language skills preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at the computer screens and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move 5 – 25 lbs.


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