Career Opportunities at PIHOA

The Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) is a non-profit organization that is led by and represents the collective interests of the Ministers, Secretaries, and Directors of Health of the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. PIHOA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of USAPI communities by providing, through consensus, a unified credible voice on health issues of regional significance. PIHOA needs highly qualified, experienced, dedicated and motivated people to support our work in the region. As career opportunities become availalble, they will be posted below.

Current PIHOA Job Vacancies:

Finance and Grants Management Specialist

Project Purpose and Strategies: From 2013 to the present, the Pacific Islands Health Officers Association (PIHOA) acquired funding from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), through its cooperative agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to implement its project – Strengthening SRM Capacities and Systems in the USAPIs.  The overall objectives of the project are to improve the knowledge and skills of identified USAPI health agency finance and program staff, and to strengthen relevant systems and policies to ensure: 1) cost-effective and equitable coordination, budgeting and allocation of external financial sources aligned with health agency global budgets and strategic plans; 2) timely, efficient, and accurate tracking, monitoring/analysis, and reporting of financial transactions and performance, and execution of corrective actions; and 3) timely spend-down of US federal awards/grants.  For the purposes of this RFP, strategic resource management (SRM) is defined as the coordinated planning, mobilization, and management of resources to ensure equitable and impactful distribution/allocation of such resources that sufficiently meet healthcare needs and health agency priorities. Click here for more informatioon.

RFP Submission:  PIHOA invites RFP proposals, outlining the following:

  • Tools, methodologies, and approaches to mapping and assessing grants and financial management processes which will include minimum of two-three weeks’ on-site assessment, and a minimum of another 2 weeks of report writing, feedback solicitation, and report finalization;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and refining grants management policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Demonstrated competencies in finance and accounting, with intimate understanding of GAAP, US federal cost principles, and fund accounting systems (preferably MIP or similar fund accounting software);
  • Demonstrated experience doing grants and financial management improvement work in one or more of the USAPIs;
  • Ability and availability to travel for any length of time to a US territory, or US freely associated state, including to multiple locations, if warranted; and
  • Daily consultancy rate appropriate to the tasks outlined above and required qualifications and background to ensure high quality work and report product.

Please also submit a CV or resume, including three professional references.  PIHOA will cover all required travel and associated travel costs during on-site work, and need not be included into the RFP submission.
Please send submissions to: admin@pihoa.org, ATTN: Emi Chutaro

 

Regional Environmental Health Specialist/Entomologist, Hagatna, Guam

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Regional Environmental Health Specialist/Entomologist. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Zika Surge Response Project Manager, the position is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and reporting of activities related to training, institutional strengthening, and capacity development of local health agency staff in vector mosquito control to limit Zika spread. Training and associated institutional capacity development activities will target relevant local health agency programs and staff, including but not limited to: local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams (often comprised of other sector representatives in addition to health agency staff). Click here for more information.

Regional Vector Control and Management Specialist/Trainer, Hagatna, Guam

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Regional Vector Control and Management Specialist/Trainer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Zika Surge Response Project Manager, the position is responsible for the overall planning, execution, and reporting of activities related to training, institutional strengthening, and capacity development of local health agencies and staff in vector control and management. Training and associated institutional capacity development activities will target relevant local health agency programs and staff, including but not limited to: local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams (often comprised of other sector representatives in addition to health agency staff). Click here for more information.

Epidemiologist/Surveillance Officer, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Epidemiologist/Surveillance Officer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health’s (RMI MOH) Director of the Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics, the position will support the strengthening of RMI MOH’s surveillance capacities and response to Zika virus disease and related conditions, including strengthening of epidemiologic systems and health agency staff skills and information to effectively control, manage, and respond to Zika. This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to control and prevent Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership, local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), and local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams. Click here for more information.

Public Health Nurse Practitioner/Trainer, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands

The PIHOA Secretariat is looking to recruit a consultant for a duration of 10 months to take on the role of Public Health Nurse Practitioner/Trainer. This position will report to and under the supervision of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health’s (RMI MOH) Director of the Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics, the position will train outer-island Health Assistants (approximately 56) on well-baby health checks including accurate head measurements, growth monitoring and development milestones. The position will also assist the Outer-Island (OI) Supervisor with clinical supervision of OI Health Assistants by radio.  Once it commences, the position shall further assist the RMI MOH and Fiji National University (FNU) clinical preceptors and faculty with the training program of nurse practitioner candidates tentatively scheduled for start in September 2016 (expect 50% of time to be spent with OI health staff and 50% with the Nurse Practitioner Training Program NPTP). This position will work in partnership and collaboration with other local and regionally-recruited Zika surge response consultants and relevant local health agency staff to control and prevent Zika spread. Local health agency staff, include but are not limited to: senior health leadership (Public Health Medical Director and OI Dispensary Coordinating Office Manager in Majuro), local Public Health Emergency and Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinators, environmental health and relevant ancillary services staff (lab, medical supply, etc.), local EpiNet/Emergency Response teams, and the FNU NPTP resident faculty in RMI. Click here for more information.

APPLICATION: Please submit the following electronically with attention to Emi Chutaro (emic@pihoa.org), Executive Director, and cc to Andrea Whitt (andreaw@pihoa.org).

  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and experience in response to the Essential Functions and Qualifications of the position vacancy announcement;
  2. Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume; and
  3. Minimum of two (2) work references current to the last 2 years of professional work.

DEADLINE: Positions posted above are open until recruited.

For any enquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Andrea Whitt at andreaw@pihoa.org.

 

Other Public Health Job Vacancies in the USAPIs:

General Surgery, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Position Summary: A small island hospital in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia is currently seeking a full time physician for General Surgery to join the island health care team.  Kosrae is a small island in the north Pacific with a small population of 6,616 people.  Health Care Team includes seven (7) doctors, 21 nurses, a Primary Care Team and a support services team providing general health services in a small 45 bed capacity hospital. For more information, click here.

Internal Medicine, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Position Summary: A small island hospital in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia is currently seeking a full time physician for Internal Medicine to join the island health care team.  Kosrae is a small island in the north Pacific with a small population of 6,616 people.  Health Care Team includes seven (7) doctors, 21 nurses, a Primary Care Team and a support services team providing general health services in a small 45 bed capacity hospital. For more information, click here.

Pediatrician, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Position Summary: A small island hospital in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia is currently seeking a full time physician for Internal Medicine to join the island health care team.  Kosrae is a small island in the north Pacific with a small population of 6,616 people.  Health Care Team includes seven (7) doctors, 21 nurses, a Primary Care Team and a support services team providing general health services in a small 45 bed capacity hospital. For more information, click here.

TO APPLY FOR THE ABOVE POSITIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, SEND RESUME or PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Livinson Taulung, Director, Department of Health Services
Or Rinehart B. William, HR Department
Email:  ltaulung@fsmhealth.fm; rwilliam@fsmhealth.fm
Phone:  (691) 370-3199, (691) 370-3200