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Johns Hopkins University Program Specialist in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is based at the Bloomberg School of Public. CCP is seeking a Program Specialist who will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVCA) as well as support additional programs and center-wide initiatives. TVCA is a United States Agency for International Development/President’s Malaria Initiative-funded project to implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania to reduce the burden of malaria and move toward malaria elimination. The Program Specialist will serve as a consistent link between headquarters and other locations (domestically or internationally), and provide day-to-day problem solving, writing and editing, and procurement processing as programs require. They may travel domestically or internationally to assist with technical and programmatic activities as directed.

The successful candidate will be based in Baltimore, Maryland or Washington D.C. They report to the Senior Program Officer and will not have official supervision duties.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Manage program backstopping with direction

  • Format, edit, and produce documents and presentations as needed

  • Contribute to work plans, reports, and budgets

  • Act as a liaison for consultant activities, ensuring statement of work, contracts, and deliverables are in place

  • Initiate, track, and monitor procurements and contracts and other administrative and programmatic documents

  • Work closely with finance and administrative staff to ensure timely and complaint spending

  • Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (offsite, headquarters, and internationally)

  • Adhere to JHU/CCP and donor rules and regulations and policy

  • Upload and save deliverables on relevant knowledge management platforms

  • Assist in orienting and training staff and student employees

  • Contribute to technical work including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, scripts, job aids with direction

  • Gather and summarize relevant background information to inform technical work

  • Use tools, processes, best-practices, and colleague review to ensure all products and documents are of the highest quality possible

  • Assist with in-country STTA including trainings, workshops and program support with direction, when necessary

  • Assist with center-wide initiatives with support

  • Assist with proposal coordination with direction

  • Support project start-up and close-out

  • May represent JHU/CCP at relevant external meetings and events, including networking and relationship building

  • Stay abreast of technical updates in malaria vector control and additional relevant fields

Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

Bachelor’s degree required.

Two (2) years related experience required.

Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education. * JHU Equivalency Formula : 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

International and travel experience

Foreign language

Ability to learn new things

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Highly organized, Strong writing skills, Ability to set up virtual calls/meetings,

Taking meeting minutes, Copy editing and formatting of documents

Ability to use excel, documents saving platforms such as Dropbox and Google and AirTable.

Classified Title: Program Specialist

Working Title: Program Specialist ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC

Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p/ 37.5 hrs per week / Occasional international travel required

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place

Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP

Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.