Program Officer I, Institute For Reproductive Health - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

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Program Officer-I, Institute for Reproductive Health - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) is dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health of women, men and youth through a research-to-practice agenda. Our emphasis is on increasing access to and use of family planning, increasing fertility awareness through life-stage appropriate interventions, expanding access to fertility awareness-based family planning methods in an informed choice context, and developing scalable interventions to transform gender norms and catalyze the diffusion of social norms that support family planning. Cross-cutting themes in the Institute's work include the diffusion of social norms that support adolescent sexual and reproductive health, incorporating gender perspectives in reproductive health and scale-up of innovations. In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, IRH conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to public and private-sector organizations in lower and middle-income countries and the U.S. The Institute is supported by grants from federal agencies and foundations.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Officer-I (PO-I) will support effective implementation of IRH implementation science and global leadership initiatives, with a focus on activities in West Africa. S/he is responsible for leadership and management of assigned projects, including tasks related to partner coordination, work planning and reporting, financial management and monitoring, communications, knowledge management, implementation and research. S/he will have strong project management skills, experience in project monitoring and evaluation and/or research as well as a background in international development, specifically in adolescent sexual and reproductive health. International and domestic travel may be necessary.

This position is responsible for assigned projects, coordinating partners, work planning, reporting, financial management and monitoring, communications, implementation and research. S/he will work closely with partners in the field and at headquarters, reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor. S/he will work closely with the finance and operations team at headquarters.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in international development, social sciences, public health or related field.

  • Program management and/or program coordination experience required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French; including the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and concise way and to help stakeholders act on the information required.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of donor rules and regulations, with particular emphasis on USAID and other USG agencies.

  • Ability to manage and coordinate diverse tasks and facilitate relationships among multiple parties.

  • Demonstrated ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as prioritizing work as necessary.

  • Expertise preparing thorough, well-written and concise documents, summaries and reports.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues in assigned areas.

  • Ability to work and effectively communicate across operations, program and research teams.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize among multiple highly important tasks.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to work efficiently independently

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Good representational skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency in use of all programs in the Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of and experience in other computer programs desired.

  • A deep commitment to global health and development issues.

Preferred qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience backstopping or managing international public health programs, preferably USAID-supported projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in international settings with multi-cultural teams and with technical and administrative staff and consultants, with high ethical standards to facilitate program implementation.

  • Proven expertise facilitating collaborative work with diverse partners engaged in complex projects, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with these partners and colleagues and build strong professional relationships and networks.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


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