Advocacy and Communications Coordinator – CFPA

The Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) is inviting suitably qualified persons to apply for the following vacancy:

• Advocacy and Communications Coordinator

The terms of reference are below.

Please submit a cover letter with curriculum vitae, and two (2) references to ceo.cfpa@gmail.com.  The deadline for submission of applications is 10 February 2022.

CRN+ Employment Opportunities – Finance Officer and Project Officer

The Caribbean Regional Network Of People Living With HIV (CRN+) invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the following vacancies:

  • Finance Officer
  • Project Officer

Click below for full job descriptions and additional details.

Applications can be emailed to info@crnplus.com and jshepherd@crnplus.com with the subject “Project Officer” or “Finance Officer” and addressed to Project Coordinator – CRN+.

The deadline for submission is 21 January 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

Request for Proposals – Review and Update the National Stigma and Discrimination Policy

Review and Update the National Stigma and Discrimination Policy

The Government of Guyana has secured funding under the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) towards Guyana’s Response to HIV Prevention Treatment and Care in 2021 and 2022 and has identified a portion of the funding for the hiring of a consultant to review and update the National Stigma and Discrimination Policy.

The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Health, is inviting interested persons to submit a proposal and budget for the revision and updating of the National Stigma and Discrimination Policy.

Interested persons can download copies of the Terms of Reference (TOR) from the PANCAP website. For more information, please contact the Office of the Programme Manager, National AIDS Programme Secretariat, College Road and Hadfield Street or email napsgy2021@gmail.com on or before 28 January 2022. The deadline for submitting the proposal and budget is 24 February 2022.

Health Specialist/Technical Officer – LHSS Jamaica

Job Description

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Health Specialist/Technical Officer for the Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) activity in Jamaica. The activity works with the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and private health sector stakeholders to support private-public partnerships to reduce strain on the public sector and strengthen the country’s COVID-19 response. The two main objectives of the activity are to engage the private health sector to 1) accelerate widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, and 2) reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 and mitigate transmission by providing clinical and laboratory support services for the national COVID-19 response. The activity will strengthen the capacity of local private sector, academic and civil society organizations, and networks of private providers to partner with the MOHW to achieve these objectives. This includes supporting the MOHW to manage and implement a strategy to deploy COVID-19 vaccines through private sector providers; designing and implementing a private sector communication strategy to address vaccine hesitancy, and building the capacity of private sector actors to provide COVID-19 surge support and strengthen COVID-19 case management capabilities.

The LHSS Jamaica activity is a 12-month program, September 2021 – August 2022. This position will be full time and based in Kingston. The Health Specialist will be supported by US-based technical, operations, and finance teams, and a Kingston-based Finance and Grants Manager. The Health Specialist will report to the LHSS Jamaica Sr. Health Sector Advisor, based in Kingston.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Health Specialist/Technical Officer will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the LHSS Jamaica Sr. Health Sector Advisor to develop technical strategies for implementing project activities and achieving project objectives.
  • Assist the LHSS Jamaica Sr. Health Sector Advisor in monitoring activity progress against objective goals stipulated in the work plan and ensure successful completion within the timeline.
  • Support completion of deliverables and ensure high quality of product delivery in accordance with LHSS and client standards.
  • Provide literature review, rapid assessment, data analysis and other technical contributions to activity and intervention leads.
  • Represent LHSS in meetings with USAID, government counterparts, grantees, and local partners, as required by the Sr. Health Sector Advisor.
  • Support routine data collection, monitoring, and reporting for project activities.
  • Prepare communications highlighting technical contributions of the project.
  • Perform other activities as assigned by LHSS Jamaica Sr. Health Sector Advisor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of public and private healthcare systems in Jamaica and Jamaica’s COVID-19 vaccine deployment preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in public-private partnerships, health communications, capacity development or a related topic.
  • Previous experience coordinating health projects and/or international donor-funded projects required.
  • Previous experience working closely or collaborating with the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness and USAID desirable.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Jamaican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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Senior Health Sector Advisor – Abt Associates

Job Description

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Sr. Health Sector Advisor for the Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project’s activity in Jamaica. The activity will focus on identifying and implementing strategies to increase private sector engagement in Jamaica’s COVID-19 response. The two main objectives of the activity are: 1) accelerate widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines; and 2) reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, mitigate transmission, and strengthen health systems, including to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic threats. LHSS will work in close coordination with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and local private sector stakeholders to effectively coordinate, manage, and expand the role of the private sector to achieve these objectives. This includes supporting the MOHW to manage and implement a strategy to deploy COVID-19 vaccines through private sector providers; designing and implementing a private sector communication strategy to address vaccine hesitancy, and building the capacity of private sector actors to provide COVID-19 surge support and strengthen COVID-19 case management capabilities.

The LHSS Jamaica activity will be a 12-month program, starting in September 2021. This position will be full time and based in Kingston. Within the LHSS project, the Sr. Health Sector Advisor will supervise a Kingston-based Technical Officer and Finance and Grants Manager. The Sr. Health Sector Advisor will report to the LHSS Jamaica Country Manager, based in the USA.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The Sr. Health Sector Advisor will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Direct overall management and implementation of the LHSS Jamaica activity.
  • Serve as the project’s primary point of contact and key liaison with USAID, government counterparts including the MOHW, grantees, and local partners and successfully manage project relationships with each stakeholder to ensure an effective, coordinated COVID-19 response.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to produce successful project results within workplan timeline and in alignment with GOJ priorities.
  • Work in close coordination with the MOHW to develop, roll out, and monitor a private sector vaccine administration grant program.
  • Identify and implement strategies that build the capacity of private sector providers to support the COVID-19 response, including case management, vaccine administration, surge support, and managing the GOJ’s private sector vaccine initiative.
  • Ensure achievements of work plan targets, lead progress monitoring and using adaptive management techniques as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the activity’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan.
  • Design tools for and carry out data collection and reporting for project activities and assessments, including conducting data analysis and disseminating results to internal and external audiences as required.
  • Oversee high-quality technical deliverables, budget management, and compliance.
  • Supervise local experts and provide technical assistance and advice on implementation strategies to project staff, grantees, and consultants.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Jamaican health system, including the private health sector.
  • Previous successful experience implementing complex private-sector health activities is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational and provider capacity building and public-private partnerships is highly desirable.
  • Previous successful experience leading and managing USAID-funded projects is highly desirable, projects with grants components strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for project learning and results reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing project data across knowledge areas and translating project monitoring data/evidence to knowledge and learning products or actions.
  • Strong working relationships with key officials in the MOHW is highly desired.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills with the ability to lead high-level meetings and forums.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills, and ability to produce high-quality work in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Jamaican nationals are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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Finance and Operations Manager, Data.FI Jamaica

The Finance and Operations Manager is a full-time position to support the local activities and oversee the Jamaica Data.FI project finances and operations. This position is responsible for managing and directing the finance, accounting and financial administration, and reporting of the project, including budget administration, accounting, banking and cash management and financial reporting.

The position reports to the Country Director (CD) on a day-to-day basis with specific financial reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration at Palladium’s US office in Washington, DC.

Country Director, Jamaica, Data.FI

Palladium is currently seeking a Country Director, Jamaica to support implementation of the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award. Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.

In Jamaica, Data.FI will lead a team of technical advisors with expertise in digital health and data analytics to support the government through USAID to better monitor and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Country Director for Data.FI, Jamaica will provide leadership to and be responsible for the successful management of the Data.FI program in Jamaica, including building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and submission of all technical products to the highest standard of quality, financial management and compliance.

This position is based in Kingston, Jamaica. The initial position term is 12 months, with an extension dependent on continued project funding.

Expressions of Interest – Board Leadership Nomination Committee for the Global Fund

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Delegation to the Global Fund is seeking nominations from interested candidates in the Caribbean Region to support the Board Leadership Nomination Committee for the Global Fund with the selection of the next Chair and Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board.

Interested candidates should write to the Caribbean Communications Focal Point (CFP) expressing interest to serve on the committee.

All Expressions of Interest must be accompanied by:

1. An updated Curriculum Vitae
2. A brief biography 
3. A letter of motivation confirming willingness and availability to serve

Expressions of Interest should be submitted via email to the Communications Focal Point (LAC), Dr Rosmond Adams, via rosmond.adams@caricom.org no later than noon on Friday 25 June 2021.

The LAC Delegation will consider the submissions and make final nominations to the Global Fund.

Only nominated candidates will be contacted.

The Terms of Reference of the Board Leadership Nomination Committee is below for guidance.

Expressions of Interest – Consultancy to Support the Establishment of Private Sector Advocacy Group on Resource Mobilisation for HIV/AIDS

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) is seeking a consultant for the period 14 June 2021 to 17 September 2021 to support the establishment of the Private Sector Advocacy Group on Resource Mobilization for HIV/AIDS.

The consultant will support the establishment and operationalization of the PANCAP Private Sector Advocacy Group on Resource Mobilization by advocating with the private sector, identifying members to serve on the group and conducting meetings and training with the group in accordance with the established Terms of Reference to guide the group. The consultant will also work with PANCAP and other Key Partners to develop a two-year work plan to support the work of the Private Sector Advocacy Group on Resource Mobilization.

Interested candidates can download the complete Terms of Reference below. Please send expressions of interest to pancap@caricom.org, along with Curriculum vitae and a brief statement outlining availability and suitability for the role.

Expressions of interest must be received by 21 May 2021.