Population Services International

  • Technical Advisor HIV/Key Populations, Guatemala

    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/26/2018 12:25 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Guatemala City
    Latin America & The Caribbean
    Position Location: Country

    Job title: Technical Advisor – HIV/Key Populations

    Department: LAC

    Based in: Guatemala

    Reports to: Program`s COP


    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!


    PSI PASMO seeks a candidate for Technical Advisor to support and advance program quality, provide expert advice/support and transfer skills through technical assistance to PSI platforms implementing key population programs in Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). The advisor will have a strong understanding of the full HIV treatment cascade (prevention, testing, treatment, retention and viral suppression) and how it applies to KP programming in this region. This position is contingent upon project award.


    Your contribution

    • Maintain knowledge of current epidemiological, public  health  and  social  science  best practices for Key Populations in Latin
    • Provide technical assistance as necessary to PSI PASMO platforms in Central America in formulating programs and implementing strategies related to KP programs, with emphasis on effective linkage programs, continuum of care, effective referrals for testing, success in treatment adherence programming, among
    • Promote the use of technology and innovation in program activities and their monitoring.
    • Help  to    document    and    institutionalize    best    practices    learned    from    program implementation.
    • Strengthen existing HIV program and team, with a focus on using data for decision-making,
    • Strengthen PASMO offices communication and coordination with partners in order to achieve joint goals
    • Participate and lead new business development activities related to Key Populations.
    • Represent PSI / PASMO on relevant working/technical advisory bodies and at global HIV conferences and meetings as needed
    • Perform other responsibilities as necessary


    What are we looking for? 

    • Master’s Degree or other relevant advanced degree in relevant field
    • Prior technical support and/or program implementation  experience  in  HIV  clinical  and public health services and quality assurance
    • 4-6 years of relevant professional experience, of which at least 2 years of overseas work experience
    • Familiarity with USAID, CDC, Global Fund and other international donors
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
    • Experience and excellence in working with large, diverse and remote teams
    • Spanish language skills are required, and English language is a plus
    • 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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