Program Manager, Zanmi Lasante

Haiti Port-au-Prince, Haiti Mirebalais, Haiti


Position title : Program Manager, Zanmi Lasante

Reports to: Director of grants and program management and ZL NCD Programs Coordinator

Location : Port-au-Prince, Haïti, with some frequent travels in Mirebalais.


Position overview:

Zanmi Lasante is actively seeking a dedicated and experienced Program Manager (PM) to manage a range of projects supporting their Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) program. This is a project management position that requires proven skills in project/ grant management, administrative and financial management, budget monitoring and control, preparation of technical or program reports. The PM will work with a range of technical, monitoring and evaluation, finance and operations teams associated with NCD program. The funds supporting this program come from various North American donors, such as Takeda, Helmsley Charitable Trust, Many Voices Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Baltins McGuire…


The program manager is primarily responsible for managing the implementation of the projects assigned to him and for monitoring all deliverables to be submitted to donors according to the donors ’compliance requirements and the organization's internal procedures. The PM will play the role of administrative main point of contact (POC) vis-à-vis the donors. Supervised by the director of grants and program management and collaborated closely with ZL NCD program coordinator, the PM will work directly with some key ZL staff (directors, managers, clinicians, M&E, finance, and program teams) to successfully achieve project objectives/indicators as well as the deliverables agreed with the donors.


Responsabilities :

25% Project Implementation Assistance

  • Work closely with project / program management teams in the implementation of planned activities in accordance with plans and budgets approved by donors.
  • Collaborate closely with the ZL NCD program coordinator as well as the technical staff of the various services related to this program, including mental health, oncology, research and others.
  • Work with the grants and program management department to ensure compliance, performance, and management of predefined activities. 


75% Administrative follow-ups, report writing & deliverables development

  • Draft and edit requests for continued PEPFAR funding, interim progress reports, Country Operational Plans, scopes of work, and any other written deliverables/narratives requested by the funder.
  •  Work with the Programs, MEQ, and Finance teams to develop content for narrative, indicator, and financial deliverables.
  • Ensure that all deliverable requirements are met and timelines followed.
  • Coordinate with Compliance team to ensure that all legal requirements are met, including accurate record-keeping and timely financial reporting.
  • Liaise with Programs, Finance, and Procurement teams to ensure US Government compliance of the award terms and conditions
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed.


Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree required (in project management, administration or other relevant field).
  • At least 5 years of experience and demonstrated track record in administrative management of US Government-funded development/global health projects.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to articulate ZL’s mission, project objectives, and resource needs persuasively to funders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple deliverables, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail in all work.
  • Professional level French and English language skills.


Organizational Profile 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.


PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 


Zanmi Lasante (ZL), as PIH is known locally in Haiti, is a health care organization committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized in Haiti.  ZL partners with local communities and the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) to deliver high-quality public health care, addressing the root causes of illness, train the health care workforce, advance research, and advocate for increased national investments in the health system.  ZL’s philosophy is rooted in sustainability and capacity building with the idea that the most powerful means of providing rights-based health care to patients is through leveraging a country’s own public health system.


Today, with a team of over 6,200 Haitians, including over 2,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs), ZL supports 16 public health facilities and is one of the largest health care providers in Central Haiti, serving an immediate catchment area of 1.3 million across the Central Plateau and the lower Artibonite.


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.