Senior Program Officer

FHI 360, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th August, 2021

Job Description

Position Description:

The Senior Program Officer is primarily responsible for providing technical assistance and managerial support to the development, implementation and monitoring of FHI 360’s HIV biomedical prevention product portfolio, including the Preparing for Ring Opportunities through Market Introduction Support and Knowledge Exchange (PROMISE) activity, the Collaboration for HIV Prevention Options to Control the Epidemic (CHOICE) activity, and the Microbicide Introduction and Access project. These projects are funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by FHI 360. This portfolio of work is focused on ensuring individuals, especially women, can protect themselves from acquiring HIV and other infectious diseases through research to accelerate the introduction and scale-up of new biomedical HIV prevention products in PEPFAR programs.

The Senior Program Officer plays a key role in ensuring achievement of project objectives and completion of activities while adhering to scope, budget, and schedule requirements. Responsibilities include project start-up, managing the development and monitoring of implementation plans and budgets, program reporting and documentation, donor and partner relations, compliance, programmatic monitoring, and close-out.  They will work with select country teams, regional and US-based staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide program management, technical and administrative support to project teams
  • Develop workplans and track performance against project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables
  • Troubleshoot, prioritize, and address programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistics needs and other project requirements
  • Develop project budgets and budget modifications, and monitor project expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budgetary guidelines
  • Serve as primary point of contact for selected countries and interact independently with field-based colleagues
  • Monitor implementation progress and address issues in a timely manner, keeping senior staff apprised of activity progress and challenges
  • Coordinate the provision of technical and management support to country programs
  • Document and disseminate project accomplishments, results, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners
  • Prepare and submit progress reports, presentations, project briefs and other project materials
  • Support the development of subawards and subcontracts by drafting, reviewing and approving scopes of work and budgets
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships serving as the liaison for internal units (contracts, HR, finance, travel) as well as partners and project stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and FHI 360 policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field
  • ​Project Management (PM) Certification preferred


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with program management of US Government-funded projects, with knowledge of USG rules and regulations, subaward management, and workplan and budget monitoring
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems
  • Experience with global health programming
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff; adept at cross-cultural communication
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Prior team lead experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred


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