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 Program Director will be responsible for overall technical and program management, including providing leadership to ensure that the program meets its goals and objectives, and identifying and mitigating program risks. The Program Director will serve as the principal representative of the program to USAID, governments, partners, and other stakeholders. The Program Director, will ensure adherence to corporate practices and USAID regulations, and oversee project funds and resources
Additional responsibilities may include:
- Provide overall technical and management leadership and financial oversight, including managing partner relations and ensuring technical and management excellence;
- Represent the project to USAID, local governments, and other key stakeholders;
- Oversee project staff and manage relationships with project partners;
- Lead and supervise development and implementation of work plans and reports;
- Assure the quality and timeliness of technical products, reports, and other deliverables;
- Prepare data analysis and technical ad hoc reports for USAID;
- Monitoring project results and advances; identify solutions for closing gaps if necessary.
- Ensure compliance with all requirements of the agreement including subcontracts and other partnership agreement;
- Maintain ongoing and regular communications with the home office.
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 master’s degree in public health or a related field;
- A minimum of 10 years serving as program director 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
- Knowledgeable about human rights and reduction of stigma and discrimination
- 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 only 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.