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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.


Project Management
  • 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.