Jobs – Field Operations Managers at Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Job Title: Field Operations Managers

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Project Bumwalukani stands at the foot of Mount Elgon, 150 miles east of the bustling capital city of Kampala, which, according to the Ministry of Health, has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in Uganda. The dispersed rural communities around the clinic are comprised of approximately 15,000 habitants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Volunteer Management:
  2. Health Education and Community Outreach:
  3. Project Management:
  • Coordinates the Global Health Volunteer Program (GHVP) for all volunteers traveling to Bumwalukani in conjunction with FIMRC’s Director of Volunteer Programs (USA-based).
  • Works in liaison with the project staff to develop unique itineraries for our international volunteers based on skill level, time in country, and interests.
  • Coordinates the Health Education Program and community campaigns with GHVP volunteers.
  • Serves as a resource to the GHVP volunteers with information about Ugandan health care and the needs of the communities in which FIMRC works.
  • Coordinates all transportation, housing, and dietary request for GHVP Volunteers.
  • Monitors a strong health education program for the communities being served based on community diagnostics and local needs in conjunction with the local Health Outreach Team.
  • Coordinates the health education program and community campaigns with GHVP volunteers when appropriate.
  • Creates systems to effectively monitor and evaluate community outreach programs in the community and make necessary changes based on results.
  • Oversees and conducts fiscal operations, including accounting, budget planning, authorizing expenditures and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Maintains updated inventory of medicines and purchase necessary clinical supplies in conjunction with clinic staff.
  • Maintains patient database and patient census.
  • Manages clinical and health outreach team personnel.
  • Sends monthly clinic reports to the District Health Office (DHO) from Ugandan Ministry of Health.
  • Determines donation needs and communicates those needs regularly with FIMRC HQ team.
  • Coordinates community public health activities with the District Health Office.
  • Keenly tracks number of community members served through the projects and complete official reports to be sent to the national office.
  • Monitors the use of services to ensure effective use of resources for all projects.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with local and international agencies and organizations to further FIMRC’s mission in the community and on a national level.
  • Manages special initiatives such as the Community Health Educator program to ensure program development and growth.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold a relevant B.A. and / or B.S.
  • At least two years’ international experience and strong intercultural communication and facilitation skills.
  • Strong quantitative aptitude.
  • Strong sense of focus and attention to detail.
  • Expert user of MS Excel and Word.
  • Interest in global health programs and research.
  • Excellent ability to manage multi-cultural team in resource poor setting.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative environment.
  • Possess the ability to build and maintain strong partnership with organizations at various levels.
  • Genuine sense of concern for patients.
  • A sense of humor is always an asset.
  • Best mix of personality (we’re a small fun-loving bunch!) and skill set.
  • Commitment to service.
  • Demonstrated interest and leadership ability in working with young adults.
  • Ability to live in rural village in Uganda.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates who seek to apply are encouraged to email their cover letters, resumes, and contact information to RPCV Meredith Mick, Chief Executive Officer, at careers@fimrc.org at your earliest convenience. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis until the ideal candidate is selected.

Deadline: 31st October, 2014

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