World Vision

Health Director (Program Quality and Impact)

World Vision

Job Description

World Vision USA is a part of the larger World Vision International partnership, a development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Globally, we have over 37,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries. Just over 900 of us call World Vision USA home. The Job: World Vision USA is looking for a Health Director (Program Quality and Impact) to lead the Health Program Quality & Impact team at WVUS. You will lead a multi-cultural team overseeing the implementation of an over $600 million global portfolio of ongoing USG, Global Fund, foundation, and privately funded projects addressing MNCH, HIV, malaria, WASH, nutrition, Family Planning, NTDs, TB, polio, Health Systems strengthening, and Capacity Building. You will ensure excellence in program quality and impact as demonstrated in donor ratings, revenue achievements, and external engagement. You Bring These Skills:
  • Leadership: Strong emotional intelligence to balance driving strategy and demanding excellence with the interpersonal staff dynamics and prioritization of staff care and development. Develops and uses effective strategies and interpersonal skills to set expectations for others, enforce rules, confront others about problems and support others in what they must do to accomplish identified objectives and goals.

  • Balancing Multiple Priorities: Balances the needs and interests of various stakeholders and makes decisions involving competing goals, objectives and alternatives. Prioritizes tasks and redirects work

  • Client Orientation: Proactively works with clients to help them achieve business goals. Consistently strives to address client needs and concerns. Helps client understand the relevance and importance of using best practices to improve business processes.

  • Decisiveness and Discernment: Makes decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various courses of action and the needs of others. Acts decisively in conflicting and ambiguous environments with multiple stakeholders.

  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Demonstrates ability to adapt to new ways of doing things; is willing to attempt new ways to solve problems and maximizes performance and opportunity in a constantly changing work environment.

  • Initiative: Evaluates, selects and acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked or required to do so; self-directed rather than passively complying with instructions or assignments.

  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Determines priorities and allocates time and resources effectively.

  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes situations and/or issues, considers options, develops and decides on solutions, recommends and/or implements and monitors appropriate solutions.

  • Results Orientation: Drives for quality results and success; demonstrates a sense of urgency in achieving goals; persists despite obstacles.

  • Coaching and Developing Others: Coach and mentor others effectively. Understands the performance evaluation process, how to give and receive feedback, how to find and set up developmental opportunities, and how adults learn.

  • Financial Management: Understands accounting and financial management concepts and tools. Understands and effectively utilizes the WVUS budgeting process and tools. Demonstrates understanding of legal and fiduciary concepts.

  • Industry Awareness: Understands US and global NGO management and governance issues, including broad understanding of nonprofit Fundraising and finance, trends in international development and multi-stakeholder accountability.

  • Managing Resources: Identifies appropriate people, facilities, tools and materials, time constraints, vendors, etc. for accomplishing goals. Considers potential costs and benefits of resources prior to allocating them.

  • Oral and Written Communication: Effectively expresses ideas, thoughts and concepts verbally and in writing, using correct grammar, organization and structure, and effective presentation media and techniques. Use appropriate media and approach.

  • Organizational Awareness: Understands business operations and the mission, work and priorities of the organization. Applies understanding of organization's informal structure, culture and climate in achieving goals.

  • Private Donor Requirements: Demonstrates an understanding of private sector (e.g., corporations, foundations) funding regulations and applies knowledge in development and/or review of program budgets and program finances.

  • Private Fundraising Knowledge & Application: Demonstrates understanding of marketing trends, principles, and fundraising products and channels. Applies field program knowledge to support fundraising and management.

Education and Experience: Master's degree in Public Health, related field or equivalent work experience 12+ years) strongly preferred. In addition, requires 8-10 years of relevant professional work experience in international relief and development, leadership Program Management, Business Development or related area. Must have strong relational and networking skills, demonstrated ability to supervise teams, and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers
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