Place: Caracas, Venezuela 

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VENGOAL is seeking applications for the position of Project Director for a project focused on providing strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and self-reliant HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to key and vulnerable populations in selected geographic areas.


The Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all aspects of project activities, under the oversight of the HQ management team. This position is critical for the development of quality and evidence-based approaches for key populations and priority populations to be reached and linked to a variety of services along the HIV cascade, and to building and growing the capacity of local organizations to further lead efforts in the future.


  • Provides technical and management leadership to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals.
  • Provides technical and programmatic oversight directly to the activity areas as well as liaise, under Country Director indications, with local authorities, dignitaries, executives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs) and the organized private sector.
  • Ensures alignment of activities with key local authorities, stakeholders and existing KP HIV planning and programming and work with other KP and HIV coordinating bodies.
  • Lead advocacy visits with all stakeholders for improved service uptake and create understanding on KP and PP friendly services.


Professional Studies /Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent in health, social science or other related field required; PhD or Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in core HIV programs providing oversight in these areas; HIV testing services, peer navigation services, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), VL monitoring, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condom and lubricant programing etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing, managing and leading HIV and community led programs involving KPs, multiple CBOs and stakeholders.
  • Member of relevant HIV technical working groups which includes prevention, testing, treatment, retention, gender, STIs, condoms etc.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading HIV interventions through evidence and data driven decision making with supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with the demands of cultural and gender diversity relating to KPs especially FSW, MSM, people who inject drugs (PWID), transgender persons and prisoners.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders which includes the KP community led organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with local authorities, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, CBOs, and donors.
  • Demonstrated talent management, strategic planning, performance management, staff development and capacity building experience.


  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English and Spanish.


  • The position will be based in the VENGOAL HQ office. Preference is for national candidates or based in VENGOAL geographic areas.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.


Vulnerable children and adults must be protected to the greatest extent possible from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failures that put them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways VENGOAL shows this ongoing commitment to safeguarding is by including rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.


Along with our safeguarding policy, VENGOAL is an equal opportunity employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with VENGOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of responsibility:

  • Comply with VENGOAL policies and procedures regarding safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concern about the well-being of a vulnerable child or adult, or any irregularity within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior by a VENGOAL staff or partner.


Interested parties must access the following link to upload their updated CV (must include their email and current telephone number) and the Letter of Expression of Interest

Link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/goalhonduras/jobs/5943614

Note: This job description only serves as a guide to the position available. VENGOAL reserves the right to modify this document. Published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of VENGOAL's work, we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we find the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.

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