Program Officer I - Social and Behavior Change Communication

Washington DC | Washington D.C

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Program Officer


The Program Officer I shall provide administrative and technical assistance to projects within Global Health Population and Nutrition. His/her duties include, but are not limited to: Collects, complies, 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.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Provides technical assistance and support to program.
  • 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.
  • Conduct research support in technical areas of the projects (situation analysis, case studies, secondary reviews and marketing plans).
  • Develops and edits reports/deliverables, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Scopes of Work as required.
  • Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.
  • Participates in designing surveys and conducting formative research
  • Participates in Work Planning activities.
  • Coordinates conference planning/presentation development.
  • Participates in site visits, train staff in technical aspects of project.
  • Plans, prepares and facilitates workshops in support of project activities.
  • Provide in-country technical assistance and support to field offices including monitoring and evaluation, technical writing and editing and research as requested.

Travel Requirements:

  • 10%-25%


  • Highly Preferred: Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent preferred in the areas of Public Health, International Development, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences or Related Field
  • Typically requires a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience with public health program management, US Government rules and regulations.
  • 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; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working knowledge of technical areas including Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), Capacity Strengthening, Demand Creation, and other health areas.
  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French, Spanish, or Portuguese a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software.
  • Ability to problem solve and recommend corrective action as needed.
  • Strong organizational and attention detail needed to adhere to project deadlines.

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.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Washington DC | Washington D.C
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
    • Communication
    • Communication
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-02

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