72052022R10014 - Project Management Specialist (Maternal, Newborn, Child Health - MNCH)

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The Project Management Specialist Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) leads efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of MNCH services in Guatemala. The Specialist facilitates communication and ensures collaborative working relationships with high-level decision makers, as well as technical staff, in the Ministry of Health, USAID/Washington counterparts, with other government entities, and with other donors, development partners and non-governmental organizations working in the health sector. The Specialist delivers analytical and technical assistance services to other bilateral/multilateral agencies, Government of Guatemala and civil society in developing and implementing policies and programs based on best practices and innovations in maternal, newborn, and child health. Representing the U.S. Government, the jobholder participates on national technical working groups and builds alliances with External Development partners and provides essential communication and liaison within USAID offices and with other USG agencies.

The jobholder will be an expert in maternal, newborn, and child health practices and principles, with broad experience working with national stakeholders including government, professional associations, and faith-based organizations. The jobholder provides strategic and technical leadership in the design and implementation of USAID/Guatemala family health activities in Guatemala. The Specialist has an understanding of global health issues, as well as the entire USAID/USG health portfolio, and serves as an Agreement Officer’s Representative/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) or Activity Manager for selected programs/projects/activities. As an AOR/COR, the Specialist monitors program performance and progress, identifies implementation achievements as well as problems in performance, and initiates appropriate actions in consultation with his/her supervisor, other HEO staff, and/or the Deputy and Office Director, as appropriate.

The Specialist is a key member of the Health and Education Office, Bilateral Health Team. The jobholder reports to the Health Team Lead and has no formal supervisory responsibility.

Friday, August 26, 2022 - 10:30am

Last updated: August 29, 2022