Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor (Haiti)

Location: Les Cayes, Haiti
Reports to: Chief of Party


HEI/SBH is seeking a Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor for a five-year USAID-funded health service delivery project launched in 2022. The scope of the project is to expand access to and availability of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, nutrition, family planning, HIV, and tuberculosis health care and water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Haiti.

The activity will have 3 key objectives:

  1. Improve outcomes in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, nutrition, healthcare and water, sanitation, and hygiene services through the provision of quality service delivery;
  2. Provide comprehensive HIV services to achieve epidemic control; and
  3. Improve the quality of care, responsiveness to epidemic shocks, community empowerment, data for results, and resource optimization to create resilient health systems.

The Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor will lead the development and implementation of the applicant’s capacity-building program that will particularly support a resilient, Haitian-led approach to integrated health services. The work will entail capacity-building support to the local organizations, actors, and host government personnel directly involved in implementing the Activity. The ideal candidate would be local.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical solutions for regional teams on local capacity strengthening
  • Network with stakeholders and other experts to ensure that activity approaches reflect proven capacity strengthening approaches
  • Oversee and lead the delivery of capacity strengthening initiatives locally for staff and partners through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums
  • Organize and/or facilitate trainings, workshops, and conferences; and mentoring and coaching staff in innovative approaches and tools
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to technical advisors, and regional staff
  • Ensure that capacity strengthening solutions packages are designed and used for effective capacity strengthening with partner entities
  • Establish and oversee processes conducive to collective learning that ensure the capturing, documenting, and sharing of key successes
  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party

Expected Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, communications, public health, international development, or other relevant health or public administration background
  • Experience working with local health organizations in Haiti
  • Demonstrated experience in needs and capacity assessment, design of capacity-building programs and training, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity-strengthening processes
  • Skills with Microsoft application, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English; working knowledge of Haitian Creole is highly desired
  • Frequent travel required throughout the southern peninsula of Haiti
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under their direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings

About HEI

HEI/SBH is a dynamic and committed organization dedicated to health equity and improving global health. Our small Boston-area office oversees financial management and fundraising for St. Boniface Hospital, located in southern Haiti. SBH is run entirely by Haitian staff, and reflects HEI’s mission and values: we believe in local leadership, strong community partnerships, and that all people deserve high-quality, dignified health care.

HEI/SBH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. HEI/SBH does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factors. HEI offers competitive salaries and generous benefits to its employees.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to by May 13 with the subject line “Senior Local Capacity Development Advisor.” Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those who are being considered for an interview. Thank you for your interest in HEl/SBH.