Project Manager I

Port-au-Prince | Port-au-Prince

LINKAGES Project Manager: Haiti

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of the LINKAGES Project Manager (PM): Haiti for the USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The key elements of the FHI 360-led team’s strategic and technical approach are:

  • Identifying key populations and locales and comprehensively assessing risk,
  • Diagnosing “leaks” and revealing access barriers within the HIV services cascade,
  • Scaling up “what works” while innovating to ensure the most strategic use of resources and access to newly emerging technologies,
  • Addressing structural barriers and transforming local KP organizations,
  • Ensuring interventions are sustainable over the long term, and
  • Supporting the mainstreaming of human rights, gender and competency and capacity development.

The LINKAGES Project Manager is a senior member of the Haiti LINKAGES team. Under the supervision of the Country Representative/LINKAGES Country Manager he or she will provide technical guidance and program management skills to the LINKAGES project in Haiti. The primary responsibility of the PM is to ensure successful implementation of the LINKAGES work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals across the three Results Areas:

  • Result 1: Increased availability of comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services, including reliable coverage across the continuum of care for key populations.
  • Result 2: Demand for comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services among key populations enhanced and sustained.
  • Result 3: Strengthened systems for planning, monitoring, evaluating and assuring the quality of programs for key populations

The position will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitian nationals and candidates currently based in the region are encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

Under the supervision of the LINKAGES country manager

  • Supervises and provide technical guidance and mentorship to the LINKAGES program team.
  • Provides technical and programmatic expertise in HIV prevention, care and treatment activities for key populations including community-based peer education and outreach, drop-in centers, HTC, clinical service provision, ICT, referrals systems for HIV care and treatment, STI, GBV, and FP services.
  • Oversees the development and monitoring of local organization sub awards in compliance with USG, PEPFAR and FHI 360 rules and regulations.
  • Ensures project achieves high quality results in accordance with the targets identified in the work plan and Performance Monitoring Plan. Ensure program quality according to FHI 360 standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Monitors work plan activities; ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinates partner efforts in program implementation including assisting in the provision of technical assistance to each grant partner for the provision of high quality services; ensure appropriate program monitoring and reporting; identify and address programmatic bottlenecks in collaboration with partners and LINKAGES team.
  • Support the LINKAGES Country Manager in building and maintaining relationships with USAID, the Ministry of Health, local and international partners and other stakeholders in Haiti.
  • Develop Scopes of Work, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), technical management of activities for consultants and local institutions partnering with LINKAGES; ensure that activity timeframes and budgets are met and products are reviewed and finalized.
  • Build the organizational and technical capacity of local partners to implement HIV programs.
  • Works collaboratively with FHI 360 LINKAGES administration, finance and M&E teams to ensure smooth operations for the implementation of technical activities.
  • Work with FHI 360 Country Office to identify, hire, and manage consultants.
  • Support the LINKAGES Country Manager to coordinate with the LINKAGES headquarters teams for planning and management of LINKAGES technical assistance activities, including workshops, trainings, site visits, and other activities.

  • Masters level degree in Public Health preferred or related field or equivalent. Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent required

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of project management experience.

  • Prefers at least 10 years of technical and program management experience including supervision experience and work in developing countries.

  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in HIV prevention, care, and treatment technical programming, including 2 years or more working with key populations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.

  • Previous experience in Haiti strongly preferred.

  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Certification in project management preferred.

Additional Skills:

  • Proven skills in the implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment projects for key populations in Haiti or other countries in the region.
  • Knowledge of processes for developing and implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with key population groups in Haiti.
  • Understands the HIV-related needs of key population groups in Haiti to support and implement activities to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Design, implementation, and management of HIV public health/international development programs funded by USAID.
  • Proven skills in mentoring, leadership and networking.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations in Haiti.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
  • Experience working with civil society organizations to plan and implement HIV and/or health-related activities.
  • Experience of pro-actively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff and USAID.
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.
  • Experience identifying, designing and brokering public-private partnerships.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.
  • Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Port-au-Prince | Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender Mainstreaming
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-19

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