Management Sciences for Health

Country Representative, Nicaragua

Grade
J
Job ID
13-9815
Nicaragua
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
HPG
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
P000 - Proposal
Reports To
Project Director, SCTC

Overview

MSH is preparing for the regional Strengthening Care and Treatment Cascade (SCTC) project with activities to be implemented in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. SCTC will focus on four objectives:

  • Objective 1: Strengthen host country capacity to provide sustainable high quality care and treatment services free of stigma and discrimination, including addressing service delivery related barriers to anti-retroviral treatment initiation.
  • Objective 2: Strengthen People Living with HIV (PLHIV) enrollment and retention across the continuum of care through HIV differentiated service delivery models tailored.
  • Objective 3: Improve health care providers’ response capacity to prevent, detect, and manage HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) coinfections at the facility and community levels.
  • Objective 4: Improve the generation, analysis, and use of strategic information related to the continuum of care by national and subnational governments.

 

The Country Representative, Nicaragua will serve as the national leader for the project in Nicaragua. This position combines two key roles to achieve success and results at the country level: 1) management of project activities in the country; and 2) technical guidance on issues related to project priorities and results.  The Country Representative will identify and visualize opportunities, facilitate communication processes, and lead internal and external negotiations with local partners, stakeholders and other agencies at the country level.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Implement and coordinate project activities in Nicaragua, maintaining focus on achieving the priorities and objectives of the program.
  • Contribute to the development of work plans and provide guidance for the project budget, strategic guidelines and technical recommendations.
  • Coordinate the development, delivery, reproduction and dissemination of specific products in the workplan, ensuring that technical quality, content and approaches used in the development of products are consistent with the national response and project approaches and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain a close and strategic partnership with key stakeholders, including donors and USAID partners, government authorities, national coordinating bodies, nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and others working in the national response to HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Ensure coordination with key national stakeholders, other donors and USAID partners at the country level to promote programmatic synergies that can contribute to full compliance with the program's desired results.
  • Document all project activities, outputs and outcomesusing formats and processes defined by the Project Director, and ensure timely delivery of reports.

Qualifications and Experience

Required

  • Possess a postgraduate degree in public health, medicine, or social sciences.
  • At least seven years of experience managing public health programs in Central America with a minimum of five years of demonstrated subject-matter expertise with HIV and AIDS programs.
  • Familiarity with USG regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects, including experience generating programmatic and technical data and reports.
  • Prior experience and success directing similar international donor-funded HIV projects with interdisciplinary teams in the private/public/civil society contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage economic and cost/effectiveness analyses.
  • Sensitivity to gender and sexual diversity differences, as well as knowledge about human rights and reduction of stigma and discrimination.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.

Preferred

  • Experience implementing TB programs
  • Experience working with key populations as part of the national HIV response.
  • Experience designing and implementing activities to reduce stigma and discrimination against key populations

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Project Director, SCTC
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