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Subregional Program Coordinator, Central America
Closing date: 2017-01-27Application : Apply for the job
Vacancy Notice No:PAHO/16/FT838
Title: Subregional Program Coordinator, Central America
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two year, first year probationary period.
Date:29 December 2016
Application Deadline:27 January 2017
(28 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:San Salvador, El Salvador
Organization unit:AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
Country and Subregional Coordination (CSC) / Director (D)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The subregional level of the PAHO/WHO's Technical Cooperation (TC) is recognized functionally, programmatically, at organizational level, and in the PAHO Budget Policy. Subregional TC is aimed at meeting the TC needs of a group of countries in their pursuit of the subregional health development goals within the framework of the Organization's collective mandates. These TC programs encompass all or some countries belonging to one of the legally established intergovernmental integration mechanisms: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Mercado Comn del Sur (MERCOSUR); Sistema de Integracin Centroamericana (SICA); Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN); or the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as others such as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and Unin de Naciones Sudamericanas (UNASUR). Subregional TC supports the health agendas of the various integration mechanisms and must be developed with the countries through the mechanisms responsible for planning and executing the respective health agendas.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Director (D), and direct and technical supervision of the Director, Country and Subregional Coordination (CSC), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following duties:
a) Provide policy, strategic, and programmatic advice for PAHO/WHO's interactions with Central America Integration System (Sistema de la Integracion Centromericana - SICA) and other major Central America (CAM) subregional integration processes/entities and their institutions, with responsibility for liaison and coordination with international and multilateral organizations in CAM, including the United Nations (UN) and Interamerican Systems in their subregional functions and interventions; review relevant agreements between the Organization and these institutions; make recommendations for their revision and/or strengthening;
b) Collaborate with SICA and other major CAM subregional integration processes/entities and their institutions, including, but not limited to, Secretara de la Integracin Social Centroamericana (SISCA), Consejo de Ministros de Salud de Centroamrica (COMISCA), Consejo Centroamericano y Repblica Dominicana de Instituciones de Seguridad Social (CISSCAD), Foro Centroamericano y Repblica Dominicana de Agua Potable y Saneamiento (FOCARD-APS), Reunin del Sector Salud de Centroamrica y Repblica Dominicana (RESSCAD), Consejo de Ministras de la Mujer de Centroamrica y Repblica Dominicana (COMMCA), to promote inclusion of health and related issues in their resolutions, policies, plans, and programs, so that these are consistent with the policies and strategies approved by PAHO/WHO's Governing Bodies and the results identified in the PAHO Strategic Plan;
c) Contribute to the development and/or updating of the health agendas of SICA and the major CAM subregional integration entities/processes, and their institutions, advocating for inclusion of Governing Bodies' resolutions and organizational priorities, among them universal health, health in all policies, and the integration of the cross-cutting themes of ethnicity, gender, and human rights;
d) Lead and coordinate the preparation and/or updating, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the PAHO/WHO CAM subregional Cooperation Strategy (SCS), based on the health agendas of SICA and the major CAM subregional integration entities/processes, and taking into consideration the regional and global mandates and agreements to which the Member States of the CAM subregional integration processes/entities have committed;
e) Promote inclusion of the CAM subregional health priorities in national and international health development plans as appropriate, working with the CSC, PWRs, technical entities, specialized Centers, and development partners; participate in subregional and other fora, as effectively and efficiently as possible;
f) Contribute to the planning, coordination, and implementation of the annual Central America Country and Subregional Managers' Meeting in collaboration with CSC/Head, the Office of the Director, the Chief of Staff, Country Program Advisors (CPAs), PWRs, and others, and lead the implementation of the agreements reached and/or decisions taken at the meeting;
g) Ensure and promote effective channels of communication among SICA other subregional integration entities/processes, their institutions, PWRs, CSC, and other PAHO/WHO entities; keep the Director and other PAHO/WHO entities informed of developments in the health, economic, and social sectors of the CAM subregion, particularly as they relate to the TC program; periodically prepare intelligence and other reports for the Director and/or EXM according to guidelines provided, or as requested;
h) Contribute to networking and cross-fertilization among the subregions; identify and promote potential or actual CAM subregional capacities and opportunities for cooperation for health development among subregions, among the Member States of the CAM subregional processes/entities and their institutions, under the framework of CCHD, liaising with technical entities, CPAs, UN system and other development partners, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres, and others;
i) Conduct and/or coordinate strategic analysis at the CAM subregional level at least annually, identifying subregional health development priorities and contributing to an analytical assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization's TC at subregional level, and to the identification of common priorities and strategies across subregions that could benefit Member States that are members of more than one integration process;
j) Collaborate with the Department of Knowledge, Bioethics and Research (KBR), the Communications Unit (CMU), Human Resources Management (HRM), technical Departments, and other organizational entities to promote and support the documentation of strategic information, experience, and expertise from the CAM subregion, and to facilitate exchange of experiences with other subregions;
k) Promote and strengthen the participation of SICA and other CAM subregional entities/processes and their institutions in PAHO/WHO Governing Bodies, and in global and regional health fora and initiatives as appropriate to the respective health agendas;
l) Lead and coordinate the development of the CAM subregional biennial work plan (BWP), including the development of the human resources plan, and the allocation and mobilization of resources, ensuring alignment with the SCS and fostering interprogrammatic and intersectoral work; manage the programmatic and financial execution of the BWP, developing new, and strengthening existing, partnerships, identifying and securing voluntary contributions, and advancing other resource mobilization efforts to enable the efficient and effective implementation of the BWP; lead the preparation of reports as required on the achievements, challenges, and lessons learned in BWP and voluntary contributions project execution, ensuring quality input to corporate reports and analyses as per relevant guidelines;
m) Provide first-level supervision to all designated subregional technical advisors, whose first responsibility is to address the implementation of the CAM subregional BWP; liaise with PWRs and regional Unit Chiefs/Department Directors to obtain the services of, respectively, country and regional decentralized technical advisors as needed for the efficient and effective implementation of the CAM subregional BWP;
n) Provide intellectual leadership to guide staff and motivate teams in a multicultural environment in order to ensure responsiveness, high productivity, and agreed results; mentor and guide supervised staff; monitor staff by setting clear work objectives; use performance reviews to enhance capacity, establishing feedback mechanisms and undertaking regular communications; assess staff competencies and promote staff development; monitor workloads and work processes to facilitate optimal performance, work distribution, job satisfaction, efficiency, and output; and follow up on any deviation of work from set objectives;
o) Promote a culture of ethical behavior and integrity in accordance with the Organization's Code of Ethical Principles and Conduct in order to ensure a culture of respect, responsibility, accountability and compliance;
p) Provide a stable managerial framework that demonstrates credibility, trust, and value to Member States, clients, donors, and other development partners; provide advice, when called upon, to institutions of Member States in the area of expertise;
q) Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential: A bachelor's and master's degree in a health or social science from a recognized academic institution.
Desirable: A doctoral degree in health, international relations, or management would be an asset.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. In addition, PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org/search/default.asp and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process.
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Displays, through leadership and decisions, understanding of the political systems and underlying drivers. Plans and evaluates both unit and individual results to achieve the PAHO's mission. Requires that projects be grounded in scientific evidence and that they be consistent with PAHO's vision, mission and values, and appropriate for the setting in which they will be carried out. Demonstrates a full commitment to the mission and values of the Organization by aligning the area of work with the strategic direction of the Organization. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: Leads one's area toward a culture of decision-making that is based upon objective analysis of situational evidence and application of previously acquired knowledge. Provides oversight in the verification process that targets how area of work takes action in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Presents solutions evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Is capable of anticipating the implications of an analyzed situation for two years or more.
-- Performance Management: Evaluates the performance of subordinates in terms of the organizational strategy, provides feedback offering measurable suggestions and promotes their professional development. Develops and implements realistic and achievable work plans--including tasks, priorities, resources and schedules. Adjusts goals and courses of action to meet changing needs. In a systematic way develops people through demanding and challenging projects utilizing each employee's competencies. Effectively uses the Organization's official performance evaluation processes and systems. Uses a regular evaluation system. Provides constant and positive feedback to focus development efforts.
-- Teamwork: Develops a high performing team in one's operational area and also encourages teamwork across the Organization. Establishes and models the standard for teams and teamwork. Provides significant contributions when participating in internal and external work teams. Initiates and leads mutually beneficial productive interpersonal relationships based on trust, both inside and outside the Organization.
-- Interinstitutional and Intersectoral Action: Evaluates health policies in terms of time, impact, and effectiveness, employing strategies and techniques that are continually updated and improved. Demonstrates a complete commitment in the activities and interventions designed to meet the needs of users and interinstitutional and intersectoral partners, while promoting the consolidation of productive partnerships in terms of the Organization's mission.
-- Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions: Evaluates the ideas for interventions in terms of their potential for change and transformation before deciding to execute them. Follows the Organization's strategy in executing technical cooperation interventions in order to generate expected results.
-- Resource Mobilization: Establishment of an internal Culture that supports the Organization's strategic direction program of work and the organizational results to enable effective resource mobilization. Supports and makes all efforts to increase the level of resources that are considered necessary for operations. Is capable of negotiating with different types of organizations. Uses the financial and non-financial resources with objectivity. Is able to achieve the goals and results with the resources they have.
Technical: Expertise at a senior level in public health and policy, development of health strategies and programs in particular in managing complex health programs at both national and international levels. Wide and varied knowledge of public health problems and health management processes, including monitoring and performance assessment of technical cooperation in health.
Managerial: Extensive expertise in progressively responsible positions in the management of a large public or private administration of administrative and technical matters requiring sensitive negotiation, quick decision taken in stressful situations. Demonstrated ability to provide professional leadership to strategic, organizational, managerial and analytic work in health; courtesy, tact, sensitivity to manage confidential information, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different professional levels, discipline, nationalities, and cultural background; resourcefulness, initiative, highly developed judgment and interpersonal skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas.
Administrative: Skills in resource mobilization (including fundraising and partner collaboration) and financial management for delivery of expected results.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project will be an asset.
Thirteen years of combined and progressive national and international experience in the fields of technical cooperation in health, health planning, program or project management, and monitoring and evaluation, including experience in policy and strategy formulation, preferably within the health sector, international organizations and subregional technical cooperation in health.
Very good knowledge of Spanish with a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
PAHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY AND POST ADJUSTMENT, WHICH REFLECTS THE COST OF LIVING IN A PARTICULAR DUTY STATION AND EXCHANGE RATES (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE). OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE: 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN AND HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE HOME LEAVE, TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, EDUCATION GRANT FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, ASSIGNMENT GRANT AND RENTAL SUBSIDY.
CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO AN INTERNATIONAL POST WITH PAHO ARE SUBJECT TO MOBILITY AND MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ANY ACTIVITY OR DUTY STATION OF THE ORGANIZATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST.
CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.
NOTE: CHANGES IN SALARY SCALE. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED A REVISED NET BASE SALARY SCALE STRUCTURE, WHICH WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE AS OF 1 JANUARY 2017. AS A RESULT, THE PRESENT DUAL (SINGLE AND DEPENDENCY) RATE SCALE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A UNIFIED SALARY SCALE WHICH WILL HAVE 13 STEPS AT GRADES P1 TO D1 AND 10 STEPS AT THE D2 LEVEL.
Annual salary:(Net of tax)
US$ 84,721 at single rate
US$ 84,721 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment:30.7 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
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El Salvador: Chief of Party for Central America Regional Biodiversity Project
Closing date: 2017-01-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Winrock International
Country: El Salvador
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017
UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resource Management (FNRM)
REPORTS TO: Director, FNRM Unit
Winrock is seeking Chief of Partycandidates for an anticipated program in Central America on the Regional Biodiversity Project. This position will be based in El Salvador. The anticipated project(s) will address threats to and conserve biodiversity in targeted coastal- -marine areas and associated
upland ecosystems throughout Central America and Mexico, to decrease degradation of forest and mangrove landscapes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience to climate change, and to enhance climate- -smart economic opportunities and sustainable use of natural resources.
- Provide overall technical leadership and administrative oversight in order to achieve the results of the program.
- Serve as principal liaison to USAID/Central America.
- Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the project including managing the budget.
- Provide supervision, support, and direction to long- and short-term staff.
- Administer the project's financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USAID regulations.
- Monitor program indicators, evaluate program results and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
- Analyze project impact and challenges to adaptively manage the project to meet or exceed results.
- Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.
- Prepare annual work plans and progress reports, and monitor the implementation of these plans. Prepare and submit quarterly reports on progress of activities and achievement of program results to USAID.
- Interact directly and on a regular basis with USAID and other stakeholders.
- Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.
- Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock s Home Office.
- Manage relationships with complementary USAID and donor projects.
Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required and keep HQ informed regarding new opportunities in the country and region.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
- Master s degree required in Earth Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Resource Economics, Public/Business Administration, Governance, or relevant fields of study related to the project. PhD in relevant discipline would be a distinct asset.
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience in fields required for the successful implementation of this program, natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, community development, and governance, as well as an understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in these sectors
- Technical and managerial experience in Central America is highly desirable.
- Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
- Proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar size and complex international donor support programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting.
- Technical understanding of regional biodiversity issues.
- Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management preferred.
- Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Central America strongly preferred.
- Ability to diplomatically supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
- Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions.
- Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
- Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written to effectively coordinate stakeholders.
- Fluency in written and oral English is required.
How to apply: