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Dominican Republic: Market Development Manager- Dominican Republic
Closing date: 2017-01-19Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Dominican Republic
Closing date: 19 Jan 2017
Habitat for Humanity International is currently seeking a talented individual for a Market Development Manager - Dominican Republic position. The purpose of this position is to articulate and to develop the housing value chain in the Dominican Republic, and explore opportunities in the housing market for association with different actors in this sector, and looking forward to promote the offer and demand of housing products and services oriented to the families with low income rates.This position will report to the National Director of Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic, under the general supervision of the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter - Latin America and the Caribbean region.
- Lead the portfolio design with projects from the National Organization (NO) related to housing market development according to the Global Strategic Plan. Including concept notes and project proposals to obtain funding.
- Enable catalytic interventions among housing market actors in determined areas in the country.
- Establish contacts and relationships with key actors from the private sector firms in the NO s area of interest, and work with them to facilitate solutions, in order to bring about and put in place housing related market based solutions.
- Analyze the regulatory framework for housing in the country to identify gaps and barriers that restrict providing services and products to low income families.
- Cooperate with colleagues from Habitat for Humanity s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter through webinars, networks, learning events, discussions and case studies.
- Research innovative programs within the housing affordable market for low income families.
- Extend the work to other Caribbean countries identified by Habitat s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter and support other market development managers from nearby countries, at least once a year as part of its regional activities.
- Professional in economy, business administration, international development or a related field.
- At least 4 years experience using systems and methodologies for market development.
- Experience in consulting services, value chain analysis and development of strategic alliances in the private sector.
- Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relations.
- Experience in training and workshops.
- Disposition for travelling and working abroad.
- Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
- Fluent in spoken and written French.
- Able to design and facilitate participatory workshops and other learning events (seminaries, training and working groups).
How to apply:
To be considered for this opportunity please be sure to apply directly at : https://www.habitat.org/about/careers/market-development-manager-dominican-republic
Advisor, Maternal Health and Mortality Reduction
Closing date: 2017-01-31Application : Apply for the job
Vacancy Notice No:PAHO/17/FT4
Title: Advisor, Maternal Health and Mortality Reduction
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two year, first year probationary period. Post of Limited Duration.
Date:3 January 2017
Application Deadline:31 January 2017
(27 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Organization unit:AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
PAHO/WHO Representation Dominican Republic/Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL) Department of the Pan American Health Organization promotes, coordinates and implements technical cooperation at the regional, sub regional and country levels, emphasizing the central role of the family and community to foster a culture of health promotion and protection in which health is a social value and a human right. FGL focuses on the development and implementation of programs for women and men's health; sexual and reproductive health; maternal and neonatal health; the integrated health and development of children and adolescents; the health of aging populations; food and nutrition; and comprehensive family immunization , using gender and ethnic equality approaches.
Description of duties:
Under the general technical guidance of the Director, Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL), in coordination with FGL Unit Chiefs, and the Center Director, Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's Health, and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR), and the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Country Representative, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:
a)Provide technical advice to national authorities on the development of strategic actions to improve maternal and women's health, their access to health care and quality of care focusing on reducing maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity and taking into consideration gender and ethnic equality commitments, inequities in health, and the level of development of the countries; develop strategies and work with national authorities to specifically address issues related to preeclampsia, eclampsia and sepsis;
b)Advise on the preparation and revision of national and local level plans of actions; provide technical assistance to promote maternal health, reduction of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity; promote women's health strategies and activities within national programs and with gender sensitive and intercultural adaptation of the care services; advise Ministries of Health, public, and private sector organizations to introduce and strengthen women's health policies for preventive care to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
c)Provide technical advice to national authorities and support the inclusion, promotion and implementation of other relevant political and technical programs and initiatives related to maternal health such as the Global Strategy Framework for Women, Children and Adolescents and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM);
d)Promote the development of technical and management guidelines and best practice standards for the strengthening of maternal health programs and quality services delivery, including the incorporation of risk approach and appropriate technology for improving program efficiency and effectiveness and expanding access to life-saving obstetric care for women who need it;
e)Promote and support research in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment and care, and health issues related to women and maternal health;
f)Participate in the identification and mobilization of financial and human resources, including the development of appropriate project proposals; promote training and development of national institutions for this purpose; coordinate and strengthen activities with other United Nations (UN) organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, universities, other international organizations and the private sector;
g)Promote and provide support for resource mobilization through the development of projects for internal or external funding;
h)Coordinate and support the implementation of activities promoted both by the Organization's specialized centers, mainly the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's Health, and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR), to strengthen training in the areas of perinatology, reproductive health and maternal health;
i)Promote and undertake key actions that favor the development and/or implementation of community and family health policies, taking into consideration existing legislation;
j)Promote and support the implementation of PAHO's Gender Equality Policy and cultural diversity information in health documents and programs of work;
k)Develop and promote programmatic and operational research programs including the compilation of data from questionnaires/surveys that will contribute to addressing prevailing diseases affecting women and mothers such as mental health, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV, among others; develop inter-sectoral actions and promote institutional and community alliances;
l)Provide technical advice and collaborate with the Country Office staff in supporting the national authorities in developing health policies, action plans and projects aimed at reducing barriers and increasing equitable access to maternal health interventions specially for pregnant women and adolescent girls; identify inequities in care and causes of exclusion in health care services in order to identify best options for the achievement of the objectives and goals of the Strategic Plan of the Organization;
m)Support the development and adaptation of tools and modules for maternal, neonatal, and child health care during emergency situations and disasters;
n)Collaborate in the preparation of the Representations Biennial Work Plan (BWP) and the execution of international cooperation, including the analysis of political, technical and socioeconomic realities;
o)When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
p)Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Essential: A university degree in a health-related profession and a master's degree in public health, family health or related field from a recognized institution.
Desirable: A specialization in obstetrics or family medicine 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.
Key Behavioral Competencies
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Teamwork: Embraces and leads consensual decision-making, that is, leading the fulfillment of team decisions, even when they may not fully coincide with one's own opinions or proposals. Knows how to manage difficult team situations and promotes consensus building. Takes responsibility for the team's successes and failures.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.
-- Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions: Selects priority ideas for executing the interventions after anticipating their potential problems and solutions. Participates in the preparation of strategic plans, providing input about their impact, quality, critical points, and risks.
-- Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions: Evaluates criteria for the interventions at the process, management, and outcome level, in addition to technical cooperation evaluation plans, in keeping with the PAHO's strategic direction.
-- Accountability: Accepts responsibility for the results, for the work of subordinates, for the tasks delegated, the deadlines, and any deviations from them. Requires and oversees the adherence according to the budget. Monitors the progress made upon reaching the objectives and deadlines. For any deviations on the work plan, looks for corrective actions.
-- Knowledge Management: Supports and develops networked and community working. Identifies, develops and nurtures networks and communities. Identifies and builds on working networks that enable knowledge and information flow. Designs and implements knowledge and information services. Enables utilization of knowledge and information sources. Delivers relevant knowledge and information in most appropriate form. Participates in and learns from networked and community approaches.
-- Resource Mobilization: Works in an objective manner to obtain and apportion resources (financial and non-financial) according to need. Supports and advises technical areas to enable best use of resources are aligned with the mission and vision of the Organization. Is able to work in a multicultural environment. Is flexible and has the ability to work well under pressure. Is able to give feedback to partners within and outside the organization about the use of the resources and the results acquired.
-Expert knowledge in public health, family health programs, and the organization of country health systems with focus on primary/sexual/reproductive health, gender, ethnicity, and life course approach.
-Sound knowledge of the technical, political and administrative aspects of health systems and primary health care.
-In-depth knowledge and understanding of the clinical aspects and essential interventions to support the health growth and development of women and mothers, as well as basic knowledge of health settings and strategies conducive to improvement of social determinants related to maternal mortality reduction.
-Theoretical and practical familiarity with concepts and methods applicable to development and management of the intercultural aspects of maternal health.
-Expertise in formulating and developing tools for monitoring and evaluating women, maternal and reproductive health strategies.
-Expertise in strategic thinking, planning of human resources for health, information and information systems, political and stakeholder analysis, communication, negotiation methods, leadership development, and health system performance.
-Strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
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 Project management would be an asset.
Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience in managing inter-sectoral health or social projects and programs in the area of family health with emphasis on maternal or reproductive health aimed at the reduction of maternal mortality.
Desirable: Five years of experience in implementing projects and programs in Maternal Health. Basic knowledge in epidemiology. Experience working in different cultural contexts, particularly related with social determinants and mainstreaming for health settings would be an asset.
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language. Working 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$ 70,647 at single rate
US$ 70,647 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment:36.4 % 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.
Currently accepting applications
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