International Initiatives Ambassador

Salary: TBD based on experience

Location: Traveling

Required License/Registration/Certification: N/A

Education Required: Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Advanced degree: Masters (MPH, MHA, etc.) with Doctorate (DrPH, or PhD, or MD) in public health or relevant field.

Job Summary

The position of international initiatives ambassador will serve as the point person for cultivating and sustaining EYEmergencyMDs international initiatives.  This position will require diplomacy, cultural sensitivity, and awareness of international health issues.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience of successfully managing relationships with governments, donors, and other partners in a complex political/healthcare environment

  • Outstanding leadership skills with a proven track record of building, directing, motivating, and managing teams composed of technical experts, program managers, and administrative staff

  • Strong communication skills; a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts: large and small groups, verbal, written and interpersonal skills;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; fluency in other languages a plus

  • Excellent strategic agility, diplomatic, advocacy, and conflict management skills.

  • Program management experience in international settings

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot tasks and challenges

  • Work as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting


Vision, Strategy and Relationship Management

  • Continuously drives strategic direction and planning process for EMDs services in each country in coordination with US based personnel and staff

  • Represents EMD in all matters pertaining to implementation including interactions with the most senior levels representatives in these countries

  • Fosters and cultivates high-value relationships with all relevant the Ministries (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Office of the Prime Minister, National Institute of Medical Research, etc.) at all levels

  • Develops and maintains strategic relationships and alliances with the EMD’s partners and funders, including private sector partnerships

  • Strongly advocates on behalf of the program to national/international partners

  • Increase positive visibility of the program through effective representation at high-level visits with key officials and members of the press

  • Champions the work planning process; ensures that programmatic plans are in-line with overall strategic goals and that administrative/operational work plans can effectively support those activities

  • Serves as the senior level position overseeing all EMD activities supporting the care and treatment of patients abroad

  • Develops and maintains a broad, consistent and constructive engagement within each country to foster a sense of shared community, mutual trust and transparency

  • Engages in frequent, routine communication with local personnel, EMD, and EMD’s partners so all are aware of both progress and potential issues.

Project Management / Implementation / Technical

  • Works with administrative, technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation and coordination of program activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the project-specific program goals and objectives

  • Ensures that technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to EMD policies and procedures

  • Ensures the human, material, structural and financial resources are appropriate for the program’s success

  • Responsible and accountable for the financial performance of the site to include high quality and on-time delivery of interim and final budgets;

  • Presents progress, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders and partners

  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of program activities and results

  • Oversees implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and assures the quality of technical interventions at national and provincial level

  • Proactively identified and resolves potential problems and solicits assistance and input as needed to ensure that performance meets or exceeds technical and financial contractual requirements

  • Provides collaborative assistance and mentoring to other program personnel.

  • Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.

  • Supports a productive team environment.

  • Completes other projects as needed.

Minimum Experience:  Minimum 7-10 years of senior level experience in program development, implementation, and management of health programs; research or medical programs experience a plus.

Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to travel as necessary to perform job duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of ____________________________