Job Vacancies HealthRight International
Position: Executive Director
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 March 2012
Executive Director Search New York City
The health and human rights organization HealthRight International (formerly Doctors of the World-USA) seeks a dynamic global health professional to serve as Executive Director (ED). Working with a committed Board of Directors, headquarters staff and field leadership, the ED will develop and implement a plan for growth, built on HealthRight’s portfolio of initiatives and partnerships building lasting access to health for excluded communities.
HealthRight works closely with communities and establishes local partnerships to deliver health services, while providing training and equipment and improving systems to enable partners to deliver services on their own. HealthRight’s goal is to create lasting change that supports access to health while strengthening human rights. HealthRight projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on:
Women’s health, including women’s right to information and equal access to protection and quality care, including safe and effective maternal and neonatal care
The health and welfare of orphans and other at-risk children and youth, whose wellbeing may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks
HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, including the rights of people living with these diseases to care, and protection from stigma and discrimination
Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, trafficking, and domestic and gender-based violence
Currently active in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and North America, HealthRight has been present in over 30 countries and communities since its founding by Dr. Jonathan Mann in 1990.
HealthRight has an annual operating budget of $3 million funded through government grants and support from private foundations, corporations and individuals. There is a New York-based staff of 10 and a total staff of 100 worldwide with an additional pool of 150 volunteers.
Project Development. Lead program staff in identify new opportunities for health and development programs; evaluate and assess existing projects and programmatic strengths. Initiate program development, planning, implementation and evaluation. Create a strategic plan for expanding programs, addressing long-term program sustainability and human resource development. Develop the infrastructure to support the expansion of overseas programs, including providing technical expertise for headquarters and overseas program staff. Expand opportunities to collaborate with other international health and human rights organizations.
Work with Development Director and Board to expand major donor base, engage new foundation and corporate partners, and grow government-funded initiatives. The goal is to more than double funding support in the next 3 years.
Management. Manage and supervise staff, bring an overall business discipline to the operations of the organization including effective project management, evaluation of operations and achievement of goals.
Finance and Administration – Develop annual budgets, oversee financial expenditures, and provide financial and budgetary oversight.
Promotion and Representation – Serve as the primary spokesperson for HealthRight, maximizing opportunities to promote its mission, publicize its programs, and engage a diverse audience of operational partners and policy makers in its initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A person who is passionate about HealthRight’s mission with a “can do” attitude.
Senior level management experience in an operations environment; has worked in an NGO or similar organization and understands the nuances of the not for profit environment. Hands on and strategic.
Program management experience, including design, implementation and evaluation, related to public health, preferably in an international setting.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead by example and get results through others, a leader capable of driving change through disciplined goal setting and the measurement of results.
Substantial fundraising experience with a proven track record for securing funding for programs through a variety of means, including preparation of grant proposals and engagement of individual donors.
Financial management experience including the responsibility for budgets, and tracking and reporting of expenditures.
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications skills, including group presentations and public speaking.
Advanced degree, preferably one of MPH, MBA, or MHA.
How to apply:
Send CV and cover letter with salary history by mail to: HealthRight International, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, New York, 10038; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ED Search” in subject line. No phone calls.
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