The Chief of Program is a key role on ORBIS's Senior Leadership Team with full responsibility for leading the design, development and implementation of capacity building eye care programs to support the organization's goals and objectives. This will include leveraging a strong market position, existing projects and current successes of the team, and positioning ORBIS to continue to be a leader in Global Health. Based at the ORBIS headquarters in New York City, the Chief of Program is a true thought leader who sets the tone and direction the organization will take programmatically and has worldwide oversight and coordination of three critical program functions:
Global Eye Care Programs (including regional programs and the Flying Eye Hospital)
Program and Technical Services (including Volunteer Faculty relations and Cyber-Sight®)
Monitoring and Evaluation
As the senior program leader, the Chief of Program advises the President and CEO on how ORBIS should fit into the larger global health agenda. S/he represents ORBIS programmatically outside the organization, collaborating with other eye care NGOs and selected public health organizations. The Chief of Program, through the President and CEO, reports to the ORBIS Board on all aspects of the organization's global programmatic work.
REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Reporting to President and CEO Jenny Hourihan, the Chief of Program supervises the Deputy Chief of Program, the Flying Eye Hospital Medical Director and the U.S. based directors of Volunteer Faculty and Clinical Services, Cyber-Sight® and Monitoring & Evaluation. Globally, the position supervises the senior program staff in ORBIS's regional divisions (Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean) who also report to their respective Regional Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
· Work hand in hand with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that ORBIS is viewed as a progressive and innovative leader and a partner of choice in the area of global public health;
· Participate in the development and implementation of ORBIS's overall strategic objectives, priorities, plans and initiatives, including ORBIS's global Strategic Planning Initiative;
· Lead the development of ORBIS's global program vision and strategy, with a focus on impact, innovation and program excellence and based on the three key pillars of medical and clinical excellence, evidence and research, and advocacy;
· Ensure that individuals are strategically aligned across regional and technical program teams in order for these teams to develop effective and integrated program strategies and activities;
· Communicate regularly with program staff around the world, keeping individuals apprised of key initiatives around the globe;
· Inform the CEO and Board of current trends, issues, problems and activities related to eye care and advise the CEO regarding how ORBIS should fit into the larger global health agenda.
· Direct the program planning process to develop annual and long-range goals and objectives which ensure the seamless integration of ORBIS programs around the world, yet allow a focus on regional and local needs and priorities;
· Identify areas for program development and innovation based on insights and evidence;
· Establish performance measures and oversee the design and implementation of a quality monitoring and evaluation process that effectively measures program outcomes;
· Ensure that appropriate technical assistance and resources are provided to regional program and partner staff;
· Allocate, in consultation with the senior management and finance staff, annual funding for global programs and the Flying Eye Hospital;
· Ensure that quarterly and annual reports of ORBIS regional programs are prepared and disseminated.
· Lead the development and implementation of strategies to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and collaborators in the international public health arena;
· Collaborate closely with ORBIS Development and Communication teams on targeted communications about programs to relevant audiences;
· Collaborate with ORBIS fundraisers in support of ORBIS's fundraising strategies and plans for effective partnerships with diverse funding sources;
· Ensure grant compliance with foundations and corporate donors;
· Represent ORBIS through active participation at external events and conferences focused on global public health issues;
· Articulate, communicate and advocate ORBIS's vision of its program objectives to external constituencies.
· Lead the continued recruitment of a world-class program team;
· Retain and develop the program team, through coaching, mentorship and training;
· Set clear objectives and success metrics for those on the program team;
· Identify skill gaps and create development plans to address as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of progressive international development or program management experience, five of which should be at the senior management level. S/he will be a recognized global health leader with an advanced degree in medicine, public health, international development or a related field. S/he will have experience in a complex global health organization, will have knowledge of international health care monitoring and evaluation methodologies, and will have on the ground program development experience in a developing country. The successful candidate will be a visionary and strong strategic thinker with significant experience managing teams to work collaboratively toward common strategic goals.
The successful candidate will bring demonstrated leadership, intellect, creativity, curiosity, discipline and resourcefulness. S/he will have strong analytical, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills and experience in positions requiring communication with a broad and diverse audience. S/he will be confident, a good listener, and able to make tough decisions. S/he will have the ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and diplomacy, both individually and as part of a complex international team effort. The candidate must have the ability and willingness to travel around the world, at least 30% time.
Key competencies include:
International Development and Global Public Health Expertise
- Demonstrated thought leadership within the global public health and/or international development space;
- Previous international field experience in developing countries;
- Demonstrated knowledge of international health care monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
- Knowledge of eye care, blindness prevention and related organizations is a plus.
Strategic Program Management
- Experience developing and implementing innovative strategic plans, including those related to program development;
- Demonstrated record of establishing performance measures, monitoring results, and evaluating program impact, consistently achieving or surpassing programmatic goals;
- Experience with developing a culture of excellence focused on results, leading by example to meet ambitious targets and invoking a sense of urgency around this work that motivates and inspires others.
Team-Building and Leadership Skills
- Demonstrated ability to attract, inspire, manage and develop top talent;
- Intrinsic desire to set an example of high performance, endurance and energy;
- Demonstrated ability to instill an intellectually robust and ethically sound culture.
Passion for Mission
- Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of ORBIS;
- Highest level of energy and persistence to achieving the work of the organization;
- Ability to inspire others when articulating ORBIS's mission, both one-on-one and in front of large audiences;
- Demonstrated ability to be creative in identifying new ways of raising awareness of an organization's impact and mission.
Interpersonal Skills and Communication
- Ability to convey a professional and positive image regarding the organization and the global health and development arenas;
- Experience building and sustaining relationships at multiple levels, both within the organization and with external stakeholders;
- Well-developed interpersonal skills with a balanced and healthy ego, strong sense of self, confidence, poise and sense of humor;
- Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate thoughts and ideas, both orally and in writing.
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