Program Officer - International Division
The Program Officer is a member of the JSI/Boston International Group (BIG). The PO will work as part of a team in backstopping JSI bilateral projects and will be responsible for administrative, financial, operational, and program support for JSI's global health projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Central Asia, and/or the Middle East. In addition to project support, the PO will work on tasks related to BIG, new business development, and support cross-International Division operations. They will be based in Boston, and will be expected to travel internationally.
- Acting as a liaison with field and home office staff in order to provide effective support;
- Monitoring and providing administrative support for field activities;
- Processing monthly financial reports and in-country expenditures;
- Tracking project budgets;
- Providing guidance and support for large scale procurements for projects;
- Liaising with USAID Missions and other funders regarding administrative and contractual matters when appropriate;
- Providing logistical and administrative support to expatriate field staff and expatriate consultants;
- Collaborating with technical staff to identify, recruit, and field staff and consultants for project assignments;
- Providing support to the project team for technical assistance visits, and contract monitoring;
- Monitoring subcontracts and liaising with US based subcontractors;
- Coordinating field staff orientations and visits to Boston office;
- Assisting in the preparation, review, and dissemination of project reports;
- Working with technical staff to develop program budgets;
- Supporting project HR needs, including development of local policies and procedures, recruitment, and staff hiring;
- Providing support for field office safety and security;
- Periodically reporting out to the Boston International Division on project status; and
- Carrying out other relevant tasks as necessary.
New Business Development
Participate in JSI’s new business development’s efforts. Examples of tasks are listed below (depending on the role in the proposal):
- Draft proposal budgets;
- Coordinate overarching proposal logistics;
- Recruit staff to fill proposal positions;
- Write and/or assist with narrative sections of proposals;
- Carry out research for proposals (either operational or programmatic research);
- Develop tables, matrices; and
- Prepare proposal documentation and packaging documents for final formatting and submission.
- Carry out BIG-related and ID tasks; and
- Collaborate with the teams across BIG and ID.
- BA or Master’s degree in a relevant field;
- Strong writing skills;
- Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills;
- Ability to work well as part of a team;
- Ability to work well without close oversight/supervision;
- Strong time management/task prioritization skills;
- Ability and willingness to provide detailed financial support and accounting for overseas projects;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and other software programs;
- Familiarity with Google Suite, including Gmail and Google Drive;
- Interest in learning about global health and other international development issues;
- Experience living/working in a culturally diverse environment, preferably overseas;
- Fluency in written and spoken English;
- Willingness to travel overseas;
- Working proficiency in French and other languages preferred.
Starting salary: $52,500 to $57,000
Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis until the position is filled.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 08/03/2021.