Tuesday, September 6, 2016

REVISED Hivos Job Vacancy : Program Manager-Philippines (Full time)

Hivos is a non-governmental organization inspired by humanist values. Our mission is to contribute to the creation of a free, fair and sustainable world, in which men and women have equal access to resources and opportunities for development and can actively and equally participate in decision-making processes, which determine their lives, society and future.  

Hivos has an extensive 40-year track record in strengthening civil society groups and can -as a broad development organization- explain the relationship between HIV and other sectors. In its HIV policy interventions, Hivos believes that everyone has the right to care, information and prevention. One of the main pillars of the work of Hivos is the desire to enhance access to power and means. Hivos wants to promote free choices, citizenship and democracy. In the case of HIV Aids, this will require more than treatment and behaviour change. Hivos would also need a stigma-free environment and good quality services, so that people with different sexual identities and HIV can actually make healthy choices without fear, stigma, discrimination and taboos. The above-mentioned record of accomplishment has, amongst other things, led to Hivos to be principal recipient of in many countries of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In this role, Hivos has been able to realize its main goals, to mobilize vulnerable groups and to increase their access to resources and citizenship.

For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks qualified Filipinos candidates for the position of:

Position:           Program Manager-Philippines (Full time)
Project:            Making the Global Fund Money Work
Period:            01 October 2016- 30 September 2017 (renewable based on mutual agreement and subject to availability of funds)

Functional context
As part of its 2012-2016 strategy, the Global Fund (GF) has transitioned to the New Funding Model (NFM) in 2014. This model requires countries to transition to inclusive health sector governance via a country or regional dialogue process.

Engaging with the non-public sector (private providers and civil society) is essential to the inclusiveness requirements of the NFM. KNCV and its partners, AFEW, Hivos and PharmAccess are working together to develop a model that enables effective partnerships between (local) governments, private health care providers (PHCP) and civil society organizations and promote inclusive health governance. We aim to improve access to services of keys populations, reduce HIV/AIDS/TB co-morbidity and enhance participation of key-populations in decision-making, implementation and monitoring of HIV and TB services. For the development of such we undertook a mapping of key-processes and –actors in three pilot countries, which are Kazakhstan, Nigeria, and Philippines.

The Program Manager- Philippines (PM-PH) will report directly to the Hivos Regional Director and will work in close coordination with the regional office based in Jakarta, as well as with KNCV’s local representative. The PM-PH will be the first point of contact for the project in the Philippines, and will manage the implementation of the DGIS project in order to reach project targets. The PM-PH will be responsible for ensuring that the DOH and all relevant stakeholders (private actors and civil society) are engaged.

Roles and responsibilities
The Program Manager will carry out the following activities:
1.       Support the DOH-National TB Control Program (NTP), and the National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program (NASPCP) in a) documenting the DGIS project processes and outcomes; b) drawing lessons learned; and c) identifying resource requirements for continuing implementation at the end of project life;
2.       Facilitate the integration of elements of the DGIS project into the DOH design of a functional TB/HIV model for engaging the services of non-public sector providers to deliver relevant TB / HIV services to key populations;
3.       Support the NTP and NASPCP in understanding and mainstreaming social determinants, equity, gender, human rights related issues in provision of TB and HIV services in the non-public sector, through activities not limited to trainings, KIIs and workshops;
4.       Support civil society organisations and private actors in the implementation of the project and strengthen external relationships, representation, communication and advocacy
5.       Collaborate with relevant national officials, other United Nations agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and key population groups or their representative in order to improve the effectiveness of the project;
6.       Liaise and collaborate with concerned technical units in DOH, donors, civil society and private actors on all matters relating to the collection, compilation and dissemination of evidence, information and data on TB/HIV issues and challenges, interventions and system performance; and
7.       Develop and submit regular programmatic and financial reports to Hivos, providing updates on project implementation in the Philippines. The reports will include the challenges identified and recommendations for action.
8.       Undertake any other assignment that the Hivos Regional Director may assign in order to improve the implementation of the project.

What do we offer?
We offer a stimulating work environment within a professional international organization with dedicated staff. The post is based in Manila. Employment is offered until 30 September 2017, with possibility for extension for a longer period based on mutual agreement and depending on available funds. Your gross remuneration depends on experience based on a 40 hours workweek. Travel cost compensation in accordance with Hivos SEA Regulations.

How to apply?
To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter to hr.sea@hivos.org no later than 12 September 2016.
Please specify the position name you are applying for (‘PM - Philippine’) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://www.hivos.org/

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