Program Manager, Latin America | Gerente Regional, Latinoamerica
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MiracleFeet is a global nonprofit working to eliminate a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. Over two million children live with the severe consequences of a treatable birth defect known as clubfoot, and 175,000 more babies are born with it every year. Thanks to a non-surgical solution called the Ponseti method, 95 percent of cases can be fully treated for less than $500. Since 2010, MiracleFeet has scaled this proven, low-cost treatment to 29 countries where children previously had limited or no access to care. Still, today fewer than one in five children has access to treatment.
The primary role of the Program Manager (Gerente Regional para Latinoamerica) is to lead and support the development and the implementation of MiracleFeet programs to treat children with clubfoot in Latin America including current programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Brazil with potential expansion to additional countries. MiracleFeet partners with other national and international NGOs to implement and provide technical support to clinics. Clubfoot programs are developed in collaboration with local clubfoot treatment providers and hospitals to support and expand existing clubfoot clinics.
The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs and supervises any MiracleFeet staff working in Latin America and works closely with the rest of the programs team. The Program Manager should be a resident of one of the 8 countries listed below.
Program development and implementation
- Ensure that programs are conducted in keeping with MiracleFeet’s core values and in line with the RunFree2030 Global Strategy.
- Work with partners and program teams to develop work plans that ensure growth, quality, and sustainability of programs and to develop annual budgets.
- Coordinate and oversee the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of programs.
- Provide strategic guidance and direction as well as on-going support and capacity building to partners
- Contribute to health systems strengthening by identifying opportunities for workforce development, provision of treatment supplies, information systems, and access to services.
- Guide partners in advocacy efforts with key government leaders and other relevant decision makers.
Program monitoring and evaluation
- Monitor program activities through regular communication with partners, including oversight of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
- Oversee financial management to ensure adherence to established budgets, compliance with all relevant regulations, and accountability standards to donors.
- Assist partners in data-driven decision making through analysis and interpretation of program outcomes
- Provide technical support to partners to strengthen identification and referral processes, further improve treatment quality and compliance, and to achieve Key Performance Indicators
- Travel (up to 30%) to program sites to provide monitoring support, training, and supervision duties.
Program management duties
- Supervise Program Field Officer and Regional CAST Administrator to ensure day-to-day program operations and management and to ensure quality data collection.
- Collaborate with other regional Program Managers to develop best practices in public health, clubfoot management, and social enterprise, including parent education, outreach, and advocacy.
- Work collaboratively with other MiracleFeet team members and partners on cross-program projects, such as development of presentations, fundraising efforts, and support for general program initiatives.
- Coordinate with Program team to prepare regular program updates for Board meeting, staff meetings, annual reports, the website, and other forms of MiracleFeet communication.
- Participate in other tasks as delegated by the Director of Programs.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.
We are looking for someone who shares our organizational values, is highly motivated, results-driven and a good problem-solver who is passionate about ending clubfoot disability.
- Must have bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in Public Health or related field strongly preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in program management required, ideally in public health or child protection, child rights or a related field; regional experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building, mentoring, and training.
- Professional proficiency in English and Spanish required. Portuguese proficiency desired.
- Ability to travel regionally (up to 30% of the time) and occasional travel to the US or other regions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ample proven experience writing reports, concept notes and other documentation, in Spanish and English.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program data and convey that information clearly to multiple audiences is required.
- Strong understanding of different methodologies of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and operational research and experience working with integrated MEL (M&E and Learning) systems
- Able to think creatively and strategically.
- Have excellent judgment and be able to work in dynamic setting.
- Excellent at meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
- Strong contributor in team environments.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with Ministry of Health (MOH) or other relevant ministries / government agencies.
- Strong regional links to civil society networks (in global health, human rights, child protection, others)
- Knowledge of Global Public Health strongly preferred, though other relevant sectors (child rights, child protection, gender equity) also acceptable.
- Position can be based in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay or Peru.
- Please note that this is a remote position where most of the work will be done using technology (Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp, email).
- Applicants must already reside in and have appropriate work permit for one of the above-mentioned countries.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- Position is on a contract or consultancy basis. MiracleFeet will not be offering a US-based employment contract.
How to apply:
Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume, in English, here.
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 5th or until the position is filled. MiracleFeet is committed to creating a diverse environment and actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
MiracleFeet is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
MiracleFeet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees to share this commitment.
For additional information, refer to our website: www.miraclefeet.org.
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