Join Our Team: Global Health Director
Physicians for Peace transforms lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. Since our founding in 1989, Physicians for Peace has deployed thousands of volunteer healthcare professionals on more than 650 missions to 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
We are currently seeking a Director, Global Health Programs to work in the corporate office in Norfolk, Virginia.
Job Description: The Director – Global Health Programs will initiate, plan, develop, manage and evaluate specified activities, programs and projects in support of PFP’s partnerships. The Director will cultivate and manage relationships with PFP’s International Medical Educators (IMEs), as well as new and established in-country partners. The Director is responsible for assigned PFP initiatives and projects, primarily in our core competency areas of burn care, disability care, surgery, and maternal and child health.
Employment Status: Full-time (40+hours per week) Salaried. Exempt.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013 - send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential Job Functions:
- Develop and strengthen volunteer and international partner relationships.
- Provide technical leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of assigned PFP field programs.
- Provide on-going support and regular communication to in-country partners.
- Develop and maintain a detailed schedule of training and collaborative initiatives.
- Work with in-country partners and staff evaluation director to develop and implement measureable goals and objectives for each initiative.
- Contribute to quality assurance of programming through program review, reporting and follow-up with partners and International Medical Educators (IMEs).
- Evaluate potential partners in various countries. Complete fact-finding site visits to complete assessment when needed.
- Develop strong working relationships with health facility leadership, government contacts, and local in-country medical professionals to determine program feasibility.
- Provide programmatic updates to PFP staff, Medical Operations Committee, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors.
- Coordinate all travel logistics, arrangements, and objectives for training and education initiatives.
- Periodically guide teams of IMEs in the field, focusing on meeting training and collaboration objectives, fostering partner/IME relationships, collecting output data, and developing next steps according to partner needs.
- Conduct debrief sessions with IMEs and in-country partners. Ensure IMEs and in-country partners receive feedback from training and education evaluations and reports.
- Develop and manage programmatic budgets.
- Track and submit outputs and individual project reports as needed.
- Facilitate public relations, photography, and media requirements with the Public Relations and Marketing Director.
- Gather and provide programmatic information to Development Department for grant writing/reporting and donor updates.
- Assist with grant writing as needed.
- Serve as staff advisor for Medical Operations Committee and staff liaison to programmatic sub-committees.
- Develop departmental reports and summaries for periodic meetings of the Medical Operations Committee, Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
- Represent Physicians for Peace by presenting and participating in relevant global, regional and national meetings and/or conferences.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree (MPH or similar) preferred.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Foreign language proficiency in Spanish required
- Previous experience working in the developing world.
- Ability to travel 8 to 10 weeks of the year.
- Experience developing and managing programmatic budgets.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences; flexible and diplomatic in interpersonal relations.
- Ability to evaluate problems and recommend solutions.
- Independent thinker and decision maker requiring limited supervision.
- Proven self-starter and quick learner with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Skilled in use of Microsoft Office programs and conducting online research.
- Adept at program evaluation using needs assessments, cost/benefit analyses, evidence-based outcome measurement and other tools to determine program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Passionate about finding sustainable solutions to inequities in global health.
Reports to: Senior Director, Global Health Programs
Physicians for Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Physicians for Peace encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.