WFH Regional Manager (world health, NFP), Eastern Europe & CIS countries — Europe hub to region residence — No relocation assistance
Years of experience:
08 Dec 2019
Regional Manager (world health, NFP) – Eastern Europe & CIS countries
NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE; must be legally entitled to live & work in a country
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 140 countries as well as through a network of international volunteers and healthcare providers to achieve our vision of “Treatment For All” around the world.
The WFH is looking for an experienced & results-oriented Regional Manager with superior project / health program management abilities and interpersonal skills, to represent the WFH and coordinate and implement its country and health care development programs and activities in Europe – more specifically in its Eastern Europe & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. He/she will further act as conduit between WFH headquarters and national member organizations (NMO) within the region.
Reporting to: Regional Development Director
Type of position: Contractual, full-time
Residence: European hub for Eastern Europe & CIS countries region – preferred
Start date: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (latest FEB 1-2020)
Principal Responsibilities –
Reporting to the Regional Development Director based at the WFH headquarters, the Regional Manager – Europe will be responsible for the development, management, implementation and delivery of a designated portfolio of national country health programs, and for WFH led world healthcare development activities mainly in Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States / CIS countries (ie., Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, etc…).
As the main representative for the WFH within the region, the Regional Manager – Europe will carry out the following tasks:
§ Represent the WFH within the region and assist the organization in defining strategic objectives and work plans for the CIS & Eastern Europe region;
§ Ensure effective development, planning, coordination, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the following WFH bleeding disorder programs in the region, including:
Ø Country development programs (Country Program, Cornerstone Initiative) and GAP
Ø Medical and organizational twinning partnerships
Ø Humanitarian Aid product donations
Ø International hemophilia training fellowships
Ø Workshops, conferences and regional activities
Ø Skills training for national hemophilia organizations
Ø NMO accreditation
Ø other WFH-led programs as they develop in designated region;
§ Facilitate and support the work of key volunteers and of WFH committees; respond to queries and correspondence dealing all programs and activities;
§ Conduct official 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 Europe.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS –
§ Bachelor’s degree in international relations, development, public health, political studies, social sciences, or other relevant discipline
§ Six to nine (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** health programs** preferably in Eastern Europe and/or CIS (ex., Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, etc. …) region countries
§ Solid understanding of socio-economic conditions and world health (ex. rare diseases) developmental issues in the stated region
§ 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
§ 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
§ Excellent analytical and communication (public speaking, presentations) capabilities, and recognized abilities for mediating/resolving issues, conflicts
§ Strong organization skills, and time management skills to effectively balance & prioritize multiple tasks, work simultaneously on several projects
§ Mastery of English and Russian as primary languages of work (written and spoken); knowledge of Serbo-Croatia or other East European language – an asset.
§ High computer literacy, with extensive experience working with Windows Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), plus Outlook, internet
§ Availability and flexibility to undertake regular monthly travel within region, and some international gatherings
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Travel and medical insurance provided.