Job Vacancies Program Co-Director, Mexico
Closing Date: Friday, 30 April 2010
Global Pediatric Alliance (GPA)
Global Pediatric Alliance seeks to promote grassroots empowerment and improve child and maternal health by providing educational, technical, and financial support for community-based health projects in Latin America.
Closing date: 30 Apr 2010
Location information: Chippas, Mexico and Guatemala
Global Pediatric Alliance seeks to promote grassroots empowerment and improve child and maternal health by providing educational, technical, and financial support for community-based health projects in Latin America. We are a small but growing organization based in Northern California with an active program in Chiapas, Mexico that is expanding into Guatemala. Since our founding in 2002, we have offered training in Western medical techniques for lay midwives and health promoters. Our services now include a grants program for community-driven health and sanitation projects.
We are looking for a Program Co-Director with a passion for community health work, able to work independently and as part of a team to strengthen and expand GPA’s work in Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. The Program Co-Director will work in close collaboration with our existing Program Director, U.S. staff, and local community partners and will report to the Executive Director in the U.S. This is a three-quarter time position based in either San Cristóbal, Chiapas or Guatemala, with frequent travel throughout the region, as well as occasional travel to the U.S. We are seeking someone interested in long-term work with plenty of opportunity to grow in the position.
- Manage GPA small grants program
- Develop relationships with new and existing community health partners;
- Solicit applications, coordinate proposal review process, and make recommendations for funding;
- Develop program materials as needed such as report templates, project timelines, and informational materials;
- Manage the evaluation of all projects and create timely reports for the Executive Director and Advisory Board;
- Maintain on-going communication with grantees and provide analysis, recommendations, and support for program development;
- Manage Chiapas / Guatemala program budget
- In collaboration with existing Program Director, prepare annual program budget recommendations;
- Monitor program spending and make projections as needed;
- Perform regular administrative duties including monthly financial reporting of expenditures;
- Stay informed about local health issues and collaborate with existing Program Director to make strategic recommendations;
- As needed, supervise volunteers or program staff on pre-arranged or on-going projects;
- Maintain regular communication with U.S. staff and local partners through email and monthly reports and summaries;
- Translate written material and orally as needed between Spanish and English.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, international development or related field
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in grassroots community development
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with indigenous communities in Latin America, preferably Southern Mexico and/or Guatemala
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel) and internet applications (i.e., Skype)
- Creative, autonomous and self-directed, able to take initiative and manage multiple tasks
- Willing and able to work effectively on a team and create positive working relationships with people of different backgrounds, including US volunteers and board members.
- Culturally aware and sensitive to issues facing indigenous communities in Mexico and Guatemala, and able to build trust with local partners
- Able to communicate about the work effectively in writing as well as verbally
- Able to manage project finances and balance expenditures against budget
- Passionate about grassroots empowerment and public health
How to apply
Email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Attach as a Microsoft Word file or copy and paste into the body of the email.
No phone calls, please.
To find out more about Global Pediatric Alliance, please visit www.globalpediatricalliance.org.
Application deadline: Open until filled.
Reference Code: RW_82JU5L-95
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