fhi360 Program Officer II in Washington, District Of Columbia

Project Description:

End Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa (END in Africa) project, is a cooperative agreement funded by the USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program. END in Africa is implemented by a consortium of partners led by FHI 360 to work toward the elimination of five (5) NTDs targeted through preventive chemotherapy – lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. END in Africa portfolio countries include: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Job Summary:

Provides technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, compiles, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.


  • Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.

  • Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.

  • Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.

  • Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.

  • Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.

  • Collects, complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.

  • May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.

  • Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.

  • Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.

  • Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.

  • Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.

  • Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.

  • Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.

  • Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong and demonstrated program/project management skills.

  • Ability to problem solve and implement corrective action as needed.

  • Ability to prepare reports and provide information to management in a timely matter.

  • Excellent organizational skills, meticulous, and pays attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and handle a large work volume in a timely manner.

  • Ability to initiate, prioritize, and implement project activities with minimal oversight.


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health, International Development, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, Human Development or Related Field.


  • Typically requires a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations.

  • Experience working in international health, infectious diseases preferably.

  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English

  • Fluency in French is a plus/preferred.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.

  • International Program Development or Program management preferred.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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