Regional Human Resources for Health Coordinator – FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary of Duties
The PIHOA Regional Human Resources for Health Coordinator position will be located in the Honolulu, Hawaii office. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. Responsible for overseeing the development, funding, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation of a regional strategy for addressing the health workforce priorities of the six USAPIs, including Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the RMI, and the FSM (Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Pohnpei).
The Regional Human Resources for Health Coordinator will strengthen, among PIHOA member states, health workforce assessment and planning; cross-sectoral coordination (particularly with partners in education); resource development, for underwriting regional and local plans and activities; regional policy addressing health workforce issues; provider recruitment systems, including licensure and credentialing standards; and the integration of health workforce issues across other PIHOA priority areas, including lab, quality assurance, health data systems, planning, along with new priority areas, as they emerge. 
Primary Qualifications
  • Education: Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, HR/Public Administration, or other health-related fields from an accredited academic institution.
  • Job Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in the field of health workforce development in low-resource settings. Has extensive experience in resource mobilization, program management, and partnership coordination. Experience in both 1) planning, managing and delivering public health workforce educational curriculum; and 2) developing and evaluating health professional education programs – including foundational, bridging, and continuing education – in partnership with the education sector (e.g. local community colleges, universities, and secondary education).
  • Job Knowledge: Familiarity with US non-profit/501(c)3 administration and US federal guidelines for non-profits is a plus; expert knowledge of the principles and best practices of public health and workforce development, including health service delivery and health professional development in low-resource settings; have experience in supporting multi-disciplinary teams working across multiple locations; and able to effectively communicate with respect and diplomacy with a range of people from differing backgrounds, value systems, cultures, religious affiliations, and varying degrees of English-speaking and writing competencies.
  • Other Requirements: Must have advanced English written and oral communication skills; must be proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Publisher); and familiarity with HR software and workforce assessment tools is preferred.
  • Travel: Must be willing and able to travel in the US mainland, Asia-Pacific region, and internationally, when required, with possible long durations away from home duty station, including working in low-resource settings.
  • Citizenship and Other Requirements: Must be a US citizen, or have valid US Green Card, US Permanent Residency Card, Resident Alien, or other relevant US visa that allows for residency and employment in the US and its territories. Please be advised that PIHOA does not pay for passport and visa expenses. These will need to be valid and in good standing prior to employment. PIHOA reserves the right to conduct security and background checks on successful applicants. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
APPLICATION: Interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following electronically, with attention to Janet Camacho ( ), Deputy Director, and Regie Tolentino, ( ), Office Administrator, no later than 5:00pm, July 17, 2020, Hawaii Standard Time: 
  1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and professional experience in response to the Primary Qualifications listed above.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae; and
  3. Minimum of three (3) professional references – these references must be from current and past employment supervisors based on the last 8-10 years of employment.
For any enquiries related to this vacancy, please direct them to Janet Camacho at .
Pacific Island Health Officers Association, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2075, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813.  Office Telephone: 808.537.3131.  Office Fax: 808.537.6868.  Website: