PIHOA Regional NCD Coordinator
PIHOA - Mangilao, GU

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. Regular, Full-Time, position with the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) located in Guam, Republic of Palau or Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia). Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State law.

Minimum Monthly Salary : $5,417/Month.

Duties : Serves as the coordinator for PIHOA regional initiatives focused on addressing the epidemic of non-communicable diseases in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), which include the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the U.S. Territory of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Territory of Guam. This is a highly responsible and facilitative position that will focus on supporting PIHOA member states with developing NCD-related infrastructure in the following priority areas: Policy, planning, quality and performance improvement, ancillary services, health information systems, health workforce development, and connectivity. The Regional NCD Coordinator will focus on assisting PIHOA member states primarily with 1) strengthening, implementing and evaluating national and territorial NCD planning and plans; 2) strengthening NCD-related law and policy, especially law and policy that addresses the four NCD risk factors of tobacco, alcohol, poor diet and physical inactivity; 3) developing and/or strengthening NCD-related standards for prevention, primary, secondary, tertiary and palliative care; and 4) mobilizing a cross-sectorial, whole-of-society response to the NCD epidemic. The Regional NCD Coordinator will also advise other PIHOA technical staff leading initiatives addressing health workforce development, quality and performance improvement, health information systems, laboratory services, and connectivity, to increase the capacity of these initiatives to address NCDs effectively.

primary Qualifications : Education : Master’s degree in public health, public policy , public management, or related field or relevant equivalent experience

Experience : Proven experience in legislative advocacy, public health policy development and practice and policy research; demonstrated experience providing capacity building technical assistance for clients including health departments and government agencies, community-based organizations, traditional leaders, development partners, and/or other sectors.

Abil/Know/Skills : Ability to work in complex, multi-cultural environments. Knowledge of the principles of public health and their practical implementation. Excellent facilitation and presentation skills; excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience with grant writing and reporting; able to effectively present program issues to a variety of audiences; able to gather, analyze and interpret data effectively; able to prepare charts, graphs, maps, statistical tables, and other visual aids; able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time. Willingness to relocate to Guam, Palau or Pohnpei.

Inquiries : Regie Tolentino 537-3131 (Oahu). Application Requirements : Apply by submitting resume; cover letter including referral source, narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to regiet@pihoa.org or mail to: PIHOA NCD Coordinator, 345 Queen Street, Suite 604, Honolulu, Hawaii 96 813. Closing date: November 20 , 2012. Mailed or emailed documents must be date stamped and received by the closing date. If you have questions about the application process and/or need assistance, please contact RegieTolentino at (808) 537-3131.

Closing Date : November 20 , 2012 Hawaii Standard Time . EEO/AA Employer.

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