Project Director needed to provide management and technical leadership for the COVID-19 response in Ecuador. Under the USAID-funded RISE project, Jhpiego will be implementing interventions to support the Government of Ecuador to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19. A significant focus of our work is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local healthcare workers to deliver high quality COVID-19 vaccination services, prevent the nosocomial spread of SARS-CoV-2, provide quality case management and allow for the safe maintenance of routine essential services, including the provision of clinical technical assistance around the triage of patients and appropriate use of emergency care resources, safe and effective use of medical equipment, and supporting the mental health and resiliency of healthcare workers.
The Project Director will be responsible for ensuring technical and operational rigor in the planning and scaled execution of COVID-19 response projects being implemented at the national, regional, and facility level. This includes assisting the clinical response to COVID-19 in treatment centers and improving coordination and communication amongst frontline health workers impacted and engaged in hotspots. Additionally, liaising with MOH, USAID/Ecuador, and other partners regarding technical strategy, monitoring and evaluation of project milestones and targets. Ecuadorian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Duration: 12 months, with potential extension depending on funding availability.