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Program Officer

The CDC Foundation advances the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through effective philanthropy and public-private partnerships that protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. Established by Congress more than two decades ago, the CDC Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that has launched nearly 900 programs and raised more than $662 million through partnerships with philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals. The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in 85 countries.

Position Description:

The CDC Foundation seeks an energetic program officer with 3-5 years of public health program management experience.  This person will assist with implementation of the Malaria Zero: the Alliance for a Malaria-free Haiti project, which is a partnership of nine organizations with one bold goal: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola by 2020. Malaria Zero partners are conducting operational research, including identifying areas of high transmission and risk, and piloting novel approaches to elimination. The program officer will assist with this project by developing and administering monitoring systems, preparing legal agreements with CDC and other programmatic partners, working with grantees to ensure that individuals are contracted and sound programs are established, monitoring grant expenditures for consistency with programmatic budgets, and preparing written status and budget reports for donors. The program officer must be able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, handle numerous assignments under tight deadlines, and resolve complex issues. The program officer must be able to participate effectively as a member of a team.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of related experience is the minimum qualification.
  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, business or a related field with 1-3 years of related experience preferred.
  • Work experience in non-profit organizations, program management, public health, or management is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent analytic and quantitative skills, including advancement of databases, analysis of data, and ability to draw conclusions from objective and subjective data.
  • Excellent ability to solve complex problems, including searching for sources of information, determining relevance to the task, and advancement of creative approaches to completing tasks and solving problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in developing, justifying, negotiating, analyzing, and monitoring program or contract budgets.
  •    Advanced computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • French and/or Spanish language skills preferred.
  • Experience working in malaria or parasitic diseases preferred.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume and salary requirements (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to: Please put “Program Officer” in the email subject line. Incomplete packages will not be considered. Hard copies, calls, faxes, personally delivered resumes or resumes sent through any other source other than directly to the email address will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted through January 13, 2017.

When applying at the above mentioned email address, the auto-reply message will contain a Pre-Offer Voluntary Self-Identification Form. In an effort to comply with requirements regarding government recordkeeping, reporting, and other legal obligations, which may apply, we invite you to complete this applicant data survey. Although this form is voluntary we hope you choose to complete it in order to help us fulfill our requirements. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. See further details on form.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7).  As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.