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Program Officer, Reproductive Health Program

New York, New York, United States

About us:

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Our mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg's unique experience and success across the field of business, government, and philanthropy. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health Program supports several initiatives around the world that aim to reduce the burden of death and disability from noncommunicable diseases, injuries, and lack of access to reproductive health care. Our Reproductive Health Program supports organizations in low- and middle-income countries that are working to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice, particularly for those who have been most excluded and face the greatest barriers to access. Our road safety program works in low- and middle-income countries and cities to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries by strengthening road safety laws and implementing evidence-based interventions that will save lives. 

The Position: 

Our Public Health team seeks a Program Officer to support the program lead of the Reproductive Health Program (RHP), and over time, to expand their portfolio to also support the program lead of the Injury Prevention portfolio, which includes road safety (RS) and drowning prevention.  The person in this role will support both programmatic and administrative oversight of the RHP, and in due course the RS program. All members of the Public Health team work across issue areas and candidates who demonstrate a willingness to adapt and learn about new topics will be prioritized for consideration. 

The role is based in New York City. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Serve as coordinating liaison to RHP/RS funded partners to ensure consistent reporting and communications 
  • Conduct critical reviews of periodic partner reports, including the collation, tracking, and analysis of metrics and milestones. Follow-up with partners on any unexpected report items or deviations from expected deliverables. Synthesize information for internal reporting.
  • Assist in coordinating meetings and calls with partners and other external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with funded partners to develop narrative and financial materials required for our grant agreements.
  • Provide strategic and administrative support to funded partners as needed
  • Prepare materials for internal reporting including monthly program highlights, and one-pagers, memos, and presentations as needed
  • Liaise with our Events Team to plan and execute large (100+) partner meetings and events
  • Monitor and synthesize emerging academic and gray literature to ensure our approach is evidence-informed and current
  • Ensure our approach is country-led, intersectional, and inclusive
  • Help shape refinements to existing approaches based on lessons learned and develop new programs as needed
  • Independently lead technical / strategic discussions with funded partners and external stakeholders
  • Significant international travel 

You'll need to have:  

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field; or a Law degree  
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working on global reproductive health and rights
  • Experience in and knowledge of the global reproductive health space
  • Experience with other public health topics, particularly in the injury prevention space, is preferred
  • Commitment, coupled with hands-on experience, working in support of our Public Health team's mission and values
  • Experience working collaboratively and proactively, within partnerships, and across diverse geographic settings
  • Outstanding writing, editing, research and oral communication skills  
  • Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to independently coordinate and lead multiple projects simultaneously with a focus on quality, follow-through, and meeting tight deadlines
  • Creative problem-solving skills, including an ability to grasp key issues and make recommendations for improvements
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills  
  • Self-motivation, an ability to lead programmatic strategy conversations and think beyond assigned tasks
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French preferred 

Bloomberg Philanthropies is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  

Bloomberg Philanthropies provides reasonable adjustment/accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable adjustment/accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable adjustment/accommodation include but are not limited to making a change to the application process work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email 

We’re proud to provide all full-time employees with comprehensive healthcare coverage, as well as programs and services to help them and their families manage their health and well-being. In addition to health, dental, and vision coverage, we offer disability and life insurance, a retirement savings plan (complete with a generous company match), and an array of wellness programs. We also have perks including fitness and gym reimbursement, commuter savings programs, and discounts on products and services. 

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.
Annual Salary Range
$120,000$140,000 USD