02 DEC - Africa Programs Officer, Malaria No More - Deadline: December 16, 2015

Organization Description

Malaria No More (MNM) is a non-profit NGO determined to end deaths from malaria, a disease that kills a child every 60 seconds. We're helping the world get it done by engaging global public and private sector leaders, developing innovative new approaches and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Despite tremendous progress in the fight against malaria, with global funding increasing to more than $3 billion per year and the rate of child malaria deaths in Africa reduced by 69%, our work is far from done. Malaria remains one of the top child killers on the planet and we need more resources, greater global collaboration, dedicated malaria community stakeholders and top-notch employees at MNM to end this disease forever.

MNM is a global organization with offices in Washington DC, Seattle, New York, and Cameroon, and affiliates in London and Tokyo.

Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

Malaria No More is looking for a Program Officer to work with the Global Policy and Advocacy team to support MNM's strategic investments across Africa. The Program Officer will play an important role in providing administrative, communications, financial and project management support to MNM's programs in Nigeria, Cameroon and Kenya, as well as support efforts in additional African countries.

Based in Washington, DC, the Program Officer will also be tasked with supporting internal operations, including assisting with knowledge and asset management and content development to support the teams in Africa as well as other parts of the organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day operational, budget and administrative support to the in-country implementing partners of MNM programs and MNM employees;
  • Work with the Finance Team to define and monitor budgets for each of the projects, programs, and countries within MNM's portfolio of African activities; compile financial reports;
  • Work with the Development Team to support donor relationships, ensuring that in-country activities reflect donor priorities; lead the donor reporting process, including capturing key milestones and deliverables and packaging them to select donors;
  • Prepare reports to suit different audiences and promote findings to partners, funders, and government institutions;
  • Develop effective monitoring and evaluation procedures to inform programs and content for in-country teams;
  • Work with the Advocacy Team to help integrate MNM's Africa programs into broader advocacy and policy efforts;
  • Manage creative assets and communications materials, and liase with the broader MNM communications team on key marketing and promotional materials to profile program work;
  • Support business development initiatives, including the identification of key funding sources to support program objectives in Africa; researching and supporting proposal development with the Development Team; and
  • Support Managing Director in implementing systems to optimize team performance.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum BS/BA degree, advanced degree in a related field a plus;
  • 2+ years of experience in a project management role, preferably in Africa (may include business, marketing, or health);
  • Demonstrated interest and experience working in health, development, or marketing fields;
  • Strong financial and analytic skills; detail-oriented and highly organized;
  • Superior oral and written communications skills, with fluency in both English and French;
  • Experience in – or at least exposure to – Measurement & Evaluation (M&E) tools and techniques desirable;
  • Design skills for report development desirable;
  • Hard-working and energetic collaborator who creates trust, exudes credibility and elevates enthusiasm of all internal and external contacts;
  • Willingness to be a true self-starter and proven innovator;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment managing several projects simultaneously; and
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@malarianomore.org

Email Subject Line: Program Officer – Washington, DC

No phone calls, please.