Associate, Latin American and the Caribbean Programs – ReliefWeb

Posted: May 14, 2021 at 6:09 am

TITLE: Associate, Latin American and the Caribbean Programs


DEPARTMENT: International Programs

REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Latin American and the Caribbean Programs

ASSIGNMENT TYPE: Regular, FTE (40 hours per week)

ABOUT AMERICARESAmericares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 90 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid. Americares is the worlds leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit the last fiscal year Americares, the Latin American and Caribbean Programs team delivered over $97 million in medical gift-in-kind to partners in 10 countries across the region, and implemented infection prevention and control, WASH, supply chain strengthening, and green energy infrastructure programs in Dominican Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. Also, Americares has rapidly expanded its program presence in LAC with a focus on strengthening primary care facilities to become thriving local health centers.

Americares defines thriving local health centers as those with strength in four areas: Professional capacity of the health center itself; Sense of care, respect, and dignity patients experience; Community engagement to prevent disease and promote good health, while ensuring those served by a health center have a voice in how it serves them; and Connection with larger health system for referral, support, and resilience.

POSITION SUMMARY:Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Programs, the Associates main role will be to coordinate and expand the Americares network of ongoing Access to Medicine partners in LAC. This network currently includes international and national NGOs, faith-based organizations, and government partners in St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.

The Associate will be a point of contact for all partners in this ongoing Access to Medicine network and will collaboratively support the teams Access to Medicine work and agenda. Additionally, the Associate will have diverse responsibilities in the areas of program administration, medical logistics, operations, finance, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, emergency response and recovery, stakeholder engagement, legal and compliance, development, and supply chain management.

Duties and Responsibilities:-Review, offer, and coordinate medical Gift-In-Kind products to support ongoing Access to Medicine partners in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)-Maintain trackers and files related to shipments of Gift-In-Kind products-Coordinate the annual partnership renewal process with all ongoing Access to Medicine partners within LAC-Run background checks on Partner organizations, Vendors, Contractors, Consultants, as necessary.-Provide exceptional and timely service to Access to Medicine partners, including phone/Zoom coordination calls as necessary.-Work closely with cross-departmental teams, including Gift-In-Kind Process Management, Logistics, Development, Corporate Relations, Marketing and Communications, LAC desk officers, and Field and Project Administration-Collect and review reporting from ongoing LAC Access to Medicine partners, including shipment paperwork submissions, distribution data, and impact reporting.-Collect needs lists and qualitative and quantitative data to support specialty donation requests for LAC partners.-Compile and submit monthly and quarterly reporting and data to LAC team leadership and for donors, gather targeted impact stories from our partners.-Support the Marketing and Communications team with updating LAC webpage content related to Access to Medicines partners and countries.-Travel within the LAC regions to perform site monitoring visits with Access to Medicine partners-Support innovation and process improvements related to Americares Access to Medicine work, including beta-testing new software and processes, providing feedback on SOPs, and taking part in relevant working groups-Assist during internal and external audit inquiries-Respond to all information requests from external parties interested in Americares Access to Medicine work in LAC-Translate short documents and phone calls as necessary-Provide administrative support to across LAC portfolio as necessary

Qualifications:Bachelors Degree in Public Health, International Development, International Relations, Supply Chain Management, or a related fieldLiteracy and fluency in written and spoken Spanish requiredKnowledge of Latin America and/or the Caribbean regions; history working with low-resource settings a plus.Passion for the Americares mission and the fields of global health and international developmentGenuine interest in improving access to medicines and medical supplies in low resource countries and settingsExceptionally strong organization skills and attention to detailDemonstrated ability to multi-task and be adaptableExcellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and diplomacyExcellent written and oral communications skills in English, including report writing and editingAbility and flexibility to travel to Latin America and the Caribbean, if needed, up to 15% of the timeAbility to work without constant supervision (self-sufficient, self-starter, proactive, and a fast learner)High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)Willingness and ability to learn new systems i.e. inventory management, finance, M&EKnowledge of, or experience with, inventory management and supply chain principles a plus

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