Program Coordinator, APRRP (Center for Global Health Engagement)

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Updated: June 13, 2019
Job ID: 214811
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Program Coordinator, APRRP to support the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) located at in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CGHE. This position requires US Citizenship. 

Established by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Center for Global Health Engagement (CGHE) works to lead, integrate and synchronize the University’s contributions to Department of Defense (DoD) global health engagement and national security objectives by providing a hub for GHE thought leadership and knowledge, strategic communications and outreach, operational support, research, and capability integration of education, training and planning. 

The Program Coordinator will work in collaboration with a Federal Lead and Program Manager in support of the African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership (APRRP) which is designed to strengthen the capacity of African troop-contributing countries (TCC) to rapidly respond to emerging crises in Africa. Effectively responding to emerging crises before they threaten regional stability requires sustainable, rapid response peacekeeping capabilities in Africa. APRRP seeks to build the key military enablers: transportation, engineering, logistics, communications, and medical capabilities, to establish, operate, and sustain bases of operations in a deployed environment. CGHE will serve as the primary implementing partner for training related to the development of medical capabilities.


  1. Provides day-to-day support to APRRP Federal Lead and Program Manager as needed;
  2. With guidance from the Program Manager, develops and monitors project and engagement timelines; documents progress; and conducts required follow-up; 
  3. Coordinates and attends meetings, conferences, and teleconferences with both internal and external stakeholders to include producing agendas, scheduling, and providing necessary advance materials;
  4. Compiles input for post-engagement reports and other related summary documents and ensures final deliverables are disseminated to the funding sponsor(s) and/or other relevant participants; 
  5. Monitors and responds to project inquiries and prepares correspondence;
  6. Spearheads document management to include organizing and maintaining the repository, archiving documents, and ensuring standardized naming conventions; 
  7. Contributes toward APRRP annual reports and other reporting requirements;  
  8. Manages the All Partners Network Access (APAN) and work execution platform (Smartsheet) for each APRRP country; 
  9. Drafts articles, press releases, program fact sheets, briefing materials, and social media content; 
  10. Develops program-related Memorandums of Understanding and Memorandums of Agreement; and follows up with Center Operations Division’s Administrative Coordinator as needed;
  11. Contributes to a detailed GHE stakeholder database, including points of contact across the DoD agencies, other government agencies, inter- and non-governmental organizations.
  12. Completes other projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of U.S. government (preferably DoD) requirements with respect to grant-related work;
  • Project management experience;
  • Familiarity with global health issues;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written); 
  • Skill and ability to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to work under pressure, at times, and to handle a wide variety of activities simultaneously;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Proficiency in Google applications (e.g., mail, calendar, drive).

Minimum Experience/Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject: International Relations or Affairs, Emergency/Disaster Management, Public Health, Communication.
  • English fluency.
  • 0 - 2 years related experience.

Preferred Experience/Education/Qualifications:

  • French fluency, ideally including experience in translation and interpretation.
  • International work experience.

Physical Capabilities: Requires occasional but often lengthy travel by land, air, or water, and the ability to lift and carry moderate to heavy weight objects (luggage, training materials etc. 50-75 lbs.).

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Works under the direct supervision of the APRRP Medical Program Manager and receives appropriate programmatic and technical guidance from the Principal Investigator. Work is evaluated in accordance with Henry M. Jackson Foundation Policy including, but not limited to, results achieved towards established goals and requirements, effectiveness, timeliness, application of sound business practices, and efficient use of resources.

Work Environment: Office environment with international travel required. Program execution occasionally requires work in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends.
Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.