Rwanda Program Manager
The Rwanda Program Manager is a passionate and organized leader in our growing global team. The past 9 years have been full of exciting and rapid growth for GHC, and we are in need of a Rwanda Program Manager to provide dedicated support to our fellows, alumni and partner organizations in-country. This position reports to the Rwanda Country Director and requires exceptional passion for our work. You will be thinking through the most effective way to leverage the talent of our fellows and alumni as an influential community of diverse leaders. Your tireless commitment to their success and the knack for optimistic problem-solving will be an absolute must.
The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic, global, collaborative and fast-paced start-up environment where we are passionate about what we do, cares deeply for our greater mission, and works really hard to achieve results. We don’t always have the answers or the right systems or endless resources. Yet as a community of leaders, including the GHC staff, we’re undeterred. We are adaptable. We are steadfast in our commitments. We are resilient. In fact, we thrive in challenging situations, where our task is to do what hasn’t been done and where we must dismantle or rebuild systems that propagate inefficiency and inequity. We have the vision to think big, but we have the humility and the can-do attitude to get our hands dirty in order to get it done. You should too. We work daily across country borders and time zones, so being an excellent, thoughtful, and strategic communicator is essential. You will bring a solutions-oriented and client service mindset, demonstrating excellent attention to detail and a value for collaboration across a range of teams, cultures, and working styles.
Global Health Corps:
Global Health Corps (GHC) is building a new generation of global health leadership. We believe that solving the world’s most pressing global health challenges requires better and more connected leaders who are able to work across traditional boundaries like geography, sector, and issue area to engineer stronger global health systems. We need more than clinicians and providers; we need management consultants, engineers, artists, and architects. We need new leadership voices and new perspectives, especially those representing the populations most often left out and unheard.
GHC competitively recruits and selects emerging leaders from around the world who represent a wide range of skillsets and areas of expertise, all of which are critical to rebuilding and strengthening health systems. GHC is developing a cadre of health equity leaders through a unique leadership development program that utilizes experiential and formal learning methods.
Through a one-year fellowship program, fellows address a wide-range of health issues with high-impact grassroots organizations, NGOs, and ministries of health in Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and the United States. Fellowship positions are demand-driven, ensuring that our fellows fill real-time health systems gaps and serve to amplify the great work already in progress. Placement organizations benefit from the skills and energy of fellows, as well as the support of GHC. We are building a network of young changemakers who share the common belief that health is a human right.
(1) Fellow Programming and Support:
- Support on-boarding of all new fellows in both the programmatic and logistical preparations to start the GHC fellowship
- Serve as a key point of contact for fellows in Rwanda throughout the year, coordinating general fellowship program logistics; ensure fellows complete program commitments such as community project, public engagement, blogging and professional development activities
- In conjunction with Rwanda Country Director, conduct regular check-ins with fellows, offering supportive accompaniment through professional and personal development during the fellowship year
- Organize country-based activities and events for fellows, including quarterly workshops, attendance at a mid- year retreat, and locally-based events and opportunities to foster community building and leadership development
- Work with the Rwanda Country Director to maintain and cultivate portfolio of placement organizations
- Participate in annual partner recruiting and selection process; work with new and existing placement organizations to develop fellow position descriptions, coordinate contracts, and make logistical preparations for hosting fellows
- Foster relationship building and support with placement organization supervisors / staff contacts during fellowship year through site visits, pre- or post- fellow workshops, formal evaluations, and ad hoc requests
- Work closely with Rwanda Country Director and Alumni Program team to help design and expand alumni activities that build upon the leadership training from the fellowship year
- Identify, organize and execute opportunities for public engagement, professional development and knowledge sharing in order to foster and support the leadership development of the Rwanda alumni community
- Coordinate and support Rwanda alumni chapter efforts, supporting them in efforts to cultivate GHC community engagement, activities and collective impact
- Support planning and implementation of East Africa Alumni Leadership Summits
- Serve as country team lead for new fellow recruitment, managing the development and execution of a countrywide outreach strategy
- Manage day-to-day of budget and strategy implementation during the recruitment period
- Lead efforts to recruit and select future fellows, including in-country interview coordination
- Ensure that open positions are posted on all relevant online job boards and maintain relationships with people and organization that can identify and direct talented candidates to GHC
- Represent GHC at strategic recruiting events
- Serve as communications point person for country team, joining regular global communications calls and providing ad hoc support
- Support efforts on design and branding, key messages, photography of country-level activities, and fellow and alumni writing on GHC’s online publication, AMPLIFY
- Support the Rwanda Country Director to complete GHC’s obligations to the Rwanda Governance Board, the Network of International NGOs and other fora
- Support the Rwanda Country Director on completing the requirements for INGO midyear and Annual registration in Rwanda.
- Work with the Rwanda Country Director to securing work permits for international fellows
(2) Placement Organization Relationship Management:
(3) Alumni Engagement:
(4) Fellow Recruiting and Selection:
(6) Country office compliance and Representation:
- A Bachelor’s Degree (required)
- A minimum of 8 years work experience and at least 2 years program management experience
- Experience coaching and/or mentoring; preferably in developing early-career professionals
- Cross-cultural competency; experience working in another country or in a cross-cultural environment strongly preferred
- Strong project and logistics management skills and excellent attention to detail
- A proven track record of delivering high-quality work products on time and providing strategic insight into how to develop efficiencies in work processes
- Experience with budgeting, contract negotiation and vendor management
- A high-initiative self-starter attitude with a willingness and desire to work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
- Comfortable working under frequent, tight timelines
- An active listener and honest and supportive coach and/or mentor
- Committed to health and social justice issues and understanding of global health and development landscape
We’re seeking candidates who excels in building trusting relationships, establishing effective processes and having strong project management skills.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you for applying!