The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (GI) is an academic-based institution focusing on family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics, seeking to fill this full-time position based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland immediately. For more information about GI, please visit www.gatesinstitute.org.
The Program Officer (PO) will be responsible for working with the Gates Institute’s Anchor Grant team to coordinate and manage youth-focused elements of the International Conference on Family Planning and the NextGen Catalyst Initiative by providing technical, programmatic, advocacy, and leadership expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health especially pertaining to work with young leaders (18-35) focused on advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). They will serve as a liaison between GI partners located throughout Africa and Asia to the Baltimore head office and work with international partners, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, and NGOs. The PO will work closely with the Senior Program Officer II.
This PO position is responsible for expanding and leading the NextGen Catalyst Initiative programmatic and communications activities providing technical expertise as needed:
Plan, promote and execute all GI NextGen activities in coordination with GI Anchor Grant team, NextGen sponsors and partners, 120 Under 40 winners, the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, including drafting grant reports for project funders, managing sub-awards, monitoring, and evaluating activities, tracking related budgets, and managing external vendors
Serve as co-chair of the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) International Steering Committee’s Youth Subcommittee and lead the planning and execution of all ICFP youth components, including liaising and coordinating with young leaders, partners, donors, government officials, etc.; managing related budgets; and evaluation and reporting.
Work closely with the GI Director and GI Senior Program Officer to identify strategic goals, key deliverables, and budgetary considerations for the NextGen program
Assist the GI Communications Manager with the creation and publication of content for print and digital communications materials for the NextGen Catalyst Initiative – including 120 Under 40 podcasts, eNewsletters, websites, and social media, etc.
Provide technical writing and editing expertise and help prepare and execute Global Health Leadership Accelerator and leadership training and skills-building and capacity-building materials for in-person and online courses.
Mentor and supervise any student/grad assistants hired to help plan and execute elements of the NextGen program
Support GI programmatic work by providing input on strategies, project documents, communications, work plans and budgets
Represent GI at international conferences, international partner meetings and panels focused on youth.
Back-stop GI AG Comms and Program team members when needed.
Master’s degree in public health, communications, education, or related field and 3 years of commensurate experience.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of commensurate experience.
Experience working with individuals and organizations based in the global south
Grant management experience in the family planning and reproductive health or related field
Experience managing and updating website content and creating, disseminating, and monitoring virtual toolkits
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working with/for youth organizations and young professionals via mentorship, leadership, and/or research programs
Strong communication and writing skills across a range of print and digital communication platforms, including grant proposals, reports, monitoring and evaluation, newsletters, blogs, podcasts, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of position
High level of cultural sensitivity
*This position will require international travel up to 20% of the time. During the International Conference on Family Planning and other promotional opportunities at virtual and in person international meetings and conferences to promote GI and ICFP hours works will depend on conference requirements.*
Classified title: Program Officer
Working title: Program Officer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $52,494.96 - $72,212.64 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk
Location: SPH Campus – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001207-PFRH Gates Institute
Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health
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