Population Services International

  • Chief of Party, Guatemala, HIV Services

    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/26/2018 10:55 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Guatemala City
    Latin America & The Caribbean
    Position Location: Country

    Job Title: Chief of Party
    Department: LAC
    Reports to: PASMO Regional Deputy Director or Executive Director

    Who we are

    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
    The Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO) is the Central American network member of PSI. Founded in 1997, PASMO has more of 20 years of experience in the region with sexual and reproductive health programs targeted to women, youth and other vulnerable populations.

    Join us!

    PASMO is looking for a Chief of Party (COP) to help plan and coordinate all activities under a 5-year USAID- funded project aimed at providing comprehensive HIV services for key and priority populations in Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).


    The COP will have overall responsibility for coordination of all regional project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. The Chief of Party shall be expected to have regular and transparent communication with the AOR. This position is contingent upon project award.


    Your contribution

    You will lead this project, managing partners and staff responsible for technical, financial, and operational activities. You will be directly responsible for the management and overall successful performance of PSI/PASMO’s flagship USAID program. You will:

    Provide technical oversight

    • Provide oversight of policy and technical guidance to implementing partners to ensure quality of HIV activities as well as the alignment of priorities
    • Lead internal  and  external  program  planning  and  reporting  including  annual  work  planning  with technical and implementing partners, including capacity building and technical assistance
    • Use project,  country,  and  donor  data  to  analyze  project  progress,  update  strategies  and  improve implementation

    Lead program planning and execution

    • Provide quality  and  timely  management  of  project  lifecycle,  including  meeting  programmatic  and financial  deliverables
    • Develop and steward project deliverables and budgets consistent with both organizational and donor requirements
    • Meet financial and other reporting requirements as required by USAID and PSI/Washington
    • Ensure performance management of all program staff
    • Prepare detailed donor reports
    • Monitor development and implementation of annual work plans, and serve as the catalyst for building capacity of stakeholders and governments
    • Supervise evidence-based research activities to support program decisions in order to evaluate and measure program effectiveness and to maximize health impact

    Build relationships and capacity among partners

    • Provide overall  oversight  of  the  project  and  maintain  effective  and  regular  communication  with donors, implementing partners, government entities and the private sector
    • Serve as the focal point for engaging in policy dialogue in conjunction with donors on key issues
    • Represent PSI  and  PASMO  in  interactions  with  donors  and  government,  NGO  and  private  sector partners
    • Foster relationships with the implementing partners to maximize synergy
    • Oversee the development of synthesizing and disseminating lessons learned from projects between implementing partners


    What are we looking for?

    • A Master's degree or higher in Public Health, international development, Health Administration, Business Administration, or related field is
    • A minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for Central America/developing countries; of which five years must have been in a Chief of Party role of a large development program preferably PEPFAR project of comparable size and scope, or in a project manager’s role of a private sector company, is
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities with a depth and breadth of technical and management expertise is
    • Experience in managing HIV programs and experience with a USG cooperative agreement and PEPFAR is highly desirable, including experience in budget development and
    • Demonstrated understanding of comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in any Central American country or the region, and knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment including relevant structural issues is
    • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and Experience in interacting positively with government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies is desirable.
    • Demonstrated strategic vision, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills in English and Spanish to fulfill the diverse technical, managerial and administration requirements of the project description are
    • Fluent in English and Spanish
    • References will be required. 

    This position is based in Guatemala City, and is expected to travel 25% of the time mainly within Central America.


    *All resumes must be submitted in English. 


    *This position is contingent upon funding and reward.


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical  conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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