The Union Peru Office is looking for a Country Director to ensure a high standard of strategic program development and operational activity in support of the parent organisation’s core strategic framework. Reporting to the head of the organisation and in close collaboration with other senior staff, the Country Director in Peru will provide overall leadership and management of all programme activities of the office in Peru, as well as oversee the development, funding and implementation of the country strategy. S/he will also provide necessary support and facilitation to all regional and global programme activities in Peru.
About The Union
The Union is an international scientific institute strong in technical assistance, operational research and education, addressing the challenges of tuberculosis, lung disease, HIV/AIDS and tobacco control in low and middle income countries. The Union is also a Federation of more than 15,000 members and subscribers in 150 countries committed to the same vision: health solutions for the poor.
The Union Institute serves more than 100 countries each year through a multidisciplinary team of 359 staff and consultants based in Paris and 11 offices in the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and South-East Asia regions. Members of The Union are at work around the world advancing their common cause.
- Tertiary qualifications in a related field, or able to demonstrate substantial equivalent experience. Ideally, formal qualifications in Public Health, with legal or other relevant degree qualifications.
- Minimum 10 years’ professional experience in health programme management, monitoring and evaluation and provision and management of health services.
- Proven capabilities in leadership, strategic planning, program development and management including M&E, organisational management particularly human resources and financial management, and partnership building and resource mobilisation
- Experience in resource-limited and politically sensitive countries, preferably in Latin America, with local knowledge and a strong network of contacts in Peru.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience working with donor and technical agencies such as USAID and the World Health Organization as well as with host-country government.
- Strong skills in negotiation.
- Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, preferably with a history of conducting on-the-record interviews with news media. Comfortable speaking to large groups.
- Willingness to communicate with staff and colleagues on a regular basis – both in situ and remotely.
- Willingness and ability to travel in Peru and outside the country if necessary.
- Identifies with the organisation’s vision and mission, and core values.
To apply for this post, please download and read the Appointment Brief, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.
You will be asked to submit the following information:
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
- A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).
The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:
Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:
Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.