The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH – http://www.wfh.org) is an international not-for-profit organization that provides global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders. Established in 1963, the WFH works with member organizations in 147 countries as well as through a network of international volunteers and healthcare providers to achieve our vision of “Treatment For All” around the world.
NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE available
MUST BE legally entitled to live & work in hub city
World health development experience (essential), primarily in Africa
The WFH is looking for an experienced and results-oriented Regional Manager with superior health program management abilities and interpersonal skills, to represent the WFH and coordinate and implement its country and health care development programs and activities for Eastern, Central & Southern Africa (ECSA – Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, other). He/she will further act as a conduit between WFH headquarters and national member organizations (NMO) within the region.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya / Johannesburg, South Africa, or other hub city in ECSA
Type of position: contractual (2 year), renewable; home-based; full-time
Start date: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (latest mid-**Sept 2021**)
PRINCIPAL ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES –
Reporting to the Director, Global Development (based at WFH Montreal headquarters), the Regional Manager (RM), Eastern, Central & Southern (Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, other) will be responsible for the development, management, and reporting of a designated portfolio of national country healthcare development programs, and for WFH-led world healthcare development activities within the region.
As the main representative for the WFH within the region, the RM will carry out the following tasks:
- § Assist the organization in defining strategic objectives and work plans for Eastern, Central & Southern Africa countries
- § Maintain collaboration and support the development of WFH national member organizations (NMOs) in Eastern, Central & Southern Africa
- § Ensure effective development, planning, coordination, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of WFH bleeding disorder programs in the region, including:
- o Country development programs (Country Programs, Cornerstone Initiative, PACT)
- Regional workshops, conferences and other regional activities targeting people with bleeding disorders and healthcare professionals
- o Skills training for national member organizations
- o NMO accreditation
- o Medical, organizational and youth twinning partnerships
- Contribute to raising awareness and implementation of other WFH-led programs (such as humanitarian aid, global training programs, data collection) as they develop in designated region
- § Facilitate & support the work of key volunteers and of WFH committees; respond to queries and correspondence related to WFH programs and activities in the region
- § Conduct country visits with expert volunteers to meet with senior government officials; also hospitals, blood banks, and hemophilia organizations as required
- § Ensure sound administrative and financial control of budgets and planned program activities spending in the region, including timely production of progress reports and other relevant documents
- § Author articles for WFH newsletter Hemophilia World on current programs and activities in Eastern, Central & Southern Africa.
- Carry out other tasks relevant to the position as required by the Director, Global Development, and the WFH Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS –
- Ø Bachelor’s degree in international relations, development, public health, political studies, social sciences, or other relevant discipline
- Ø 6-9 years of relevant work experience with a world health development organization, including at least 5 years (essential) of proven track record in country project/program management, and monitoring & evaluation of healthcare development programs in Eastern, Central & Southern Africa (ie., Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, other). Relevant experience of working in a similar regional role – an asset.
- Ø Solid understanding of socio-economic conditions and global health (ex. rare diseases) developmental issues in the stated region
- Ø Excellent diplomatic and cross-cultural skills, and demonstrated experience in working with people from diverse cultures and countries; superior abilities to build/maintain networks and working relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations: highly motivated, efficient and flexible individual with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Ø Demonstrated capacity to work in a self-directed manner (autonomously) and to collaborate effectively with government, healthcare and/or public affairs officials and volunteers as well as with HQ staff and senior management team
- Ø Excellent analytical and communication (public speaking, presentations) capabilities, and recognized abilities for mediating/resolving issues, conflicts
- Ø Strong organization skills, and time management skills to effectively balance & prioritize multiple tasks, work simultaneously on several projects
- Ø Mastery (ESSENTIAL) of English as a primary language of work (written and spoken); knowledge of other regional language/s, including French, etc. – an asset;
- Ø High computer literacy, with extensive experience working with Windows Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), plus Outlook, internet
- Ø Availability and flexibility to undertake regular monthly travel within region (post current Covid-19 restrictions), and at some international gatherings, as well as Canada (Montreal HQ)
- Ø Legally entitled to live & work (from home) in Eastern, Central & Southern Africa (no relocation assistance possible)
- Compensation for professionnal services will be based on local conventions and relevant experience. Travel and medical insurance provided.
How to Apply
Please send IMMEDIATELY (by 18 Aug.) in confidence an English CV and cover letter to :
The World Federation of Hemophilia http://www.wfh.org
We thank all candidates for their interest; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.