Job Title:Africa Regional Director
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Medical Teams International
We are a Christian global health organization that empowers communities to live full and healthy lives. We work with grassroots organizations, churches and ministries of health to ensure that our projects fit seamlessly into local contexts. Our volunteers, staff and supporters form a closely knit team that is deeply committed to facilitating lasting solutions for people suffering from disaster, conflict and poverty in 70 countries.
Closing date: 31 May 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala
Job Summary This field-based position contributes to the vision and mission of the organization by being responsible for managing the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Africa regional strategic plan. Key responsibilities include managing and developing regional field staff, financial resources, partnerships and fund raising efforts for achievement of the strategic plans of Medical Teams International and the Africa region. Report on and represent Medical Teams International's Africa regional programs with support from the HQ-based Africa Deputy Regional Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development and oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the three year Africa regional strategic plan and country strategic plans, including identification of priority countries, programs, teams, GIK, and fundraising strategy
Lead the management planning and decision making for regional direction.
Work with field leadership team and staff to ensure vision alignment and supervise implementation of all regional programs for planned results.
Develop thorough knowledge of region, partners and programs.
Give guidance to the to support regional activities.
Develop regional disaster assessment and response capacity of Medical Teams International country program staff in collaboration with the Manager of Emergency Relief.
M.A. in relevant field or equivalent combination of academic preparation and field management experience most likely obtained by serving as a Country Director in at least 2 settings.
Minimum 5-8 years progressively responsible leadership experience in international relief and development with at least 2 years experience working in Africa.
Demonstrated success acquiring resources for relief and development programs.
Experience leading programs funded by institutional donors
How to apply
To learn more about this position and to apply please visit us at www.medicalteams.org