PASCA 3.0 will be the cornerstone of USAID”s HIV response work in Central America at the regional and national level. The project has the following objectives: 1.) Support government and non-governmental partners in the Central American region to achieve sustainable HIV epidemic control; and 2.) improve the human rights environment to reduce stigma and discrimination in the HIV response.
The Deputy Program Director will support the program director to operationalize the PASCA 3.0 strategy including working closely with country representatives to organize programming, conferences and seminars and overseeing the project’s finance and administration. Additionally, the deputy program director will oversee the programs monitoring and evaluation and encourage the project to utilize a collaborative learning approach. The deputy program director will work to ensure adherence to corporate practice and USAID regulations. .
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Consideration for this pivotal role will be given to health professionals with 1) a clear understanding of HIV work within the region; 2) experience in PASCA or PEPFAR project management and 3) the ability to meet rigorous timelines, track results, effectively manage staff and multi-stakeholder relationships, and influence decision-making at the national level to create positive change.
In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas:
- Possess a Bachelors degree in public health or a related field;
- A minimum of 8 years in a management role for donor-funded health programs in the Central American region
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills through experience managing a large interdisciplinary team.
- Extensive experience working in the private/public/civil society contexts preferably to advocacy for HIV/AIDS prevention policy
- Excellent command of English and Spanish, with strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Closing Date: August 2, 2017.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Please submit your applications to
Important Note: These positions will be hired once obtained the approval of the project and its corresponding funding.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.