PCI is currently seeking a Partnerships Manager for USAID’s Improved Health and Nutrition Activity in Guatemala. Pending the availability of funds, this position will have an expected start date of March 2019. The purpose of the activity is to achieve significant and sustainable improvements in nutrition and health outcomes of target select municipalities of the Western Highlands which will result in reductions of stunting, anemia, micronutrient deficiencies, and maternal and child morbidity and mortality in both prevalence and severity. This will occur as the result of improving service delivery and strengthening health systems.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Partnerships Manager is responsible for the developing and overseeing partnerships and sub-grants with a range of stakeholders, including the private sector, other donors, academia, civil society organizations and faith-based organizations.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
- Develop and facilitate supportive partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders to support the achievement of program objectives.
- Drive the development and implementation of a private sector engagement strategy.
- Lead communication and coordination efforts with other USAID/Guatemala funded private sector related activities.
- Attend and participate in relevant external events and professional forums, representing the program in order to build new relationships.
- Create a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management.
- Negotiate and finalize partnership agreements in accordance with PCI contract guidelines and policies.
- Ensure fluid communication and close working relationships with partner organizations.
- Identify, manage and ensure documentation of the program’s cost share and leverage efforts.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Business, Economics, or related field required. Graduate degree preferred.
- Minimum of 6-8 years of professional experience with 5 years in administrative and financial management of large scale, complex, international development assistance programs. Experience in Latin America or Guatemala preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships with the private sector in the relevant technical areas.
- Experience managing USAID/USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations and procedures.
- Excellent communication and coordination skills, in order to effectively collaborate with partners at multiple levels, including Ministry officials, NGOs (local and international), representatives of civil society, private sector, and USAID partners.
- Strong negotiation and facilitation skills.
- Excellent inter-personal and inter-cultural skills.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
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