Sacred Valley Health is Hiring!

Sacred Valley Health is looking for a passionate and qualified Program Manager to lead our promotora program from our Peruvian office, beginning next spring. Check out the official job posting below and on idealist.org here.

Want to live near here for (at least) a year?

Machu Picchu, located a two-hour train-ride away from Ollantaytambo

And do things like this?

A volunteer works in one of our community health worker areas

And this?

Promotora training session

Okay, and occasionally this?

A typical “rainy season” incident…

Then read on…

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Manager of Sacred Valley Health will be responsible for continuing to develop and implement Sacred Valley Health’s community health worker (promotora) program. The Program Manager will lead the promotora program in Ollantaytambo, Peru, including overseeing and arranging logistics of all community visits; setting a promotora training schedule; delegating community visit responsibilities (when necessary); administering tests to promotoras; and overseeing/recruiting a group of long-term volunteers and staff; Responsibilities will also include managing a monitoring and evaluation system; generating regular M&E reports and budget projections to the board; program strategy development and oversight; and outreach to local communities, leaders, NGOs, and other relevant groups and individuals. The Program Manager works closely with and reports to the SVH board.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the promotora program from the SVH office, located in Ollantaytambo, Peru, including overseeing and arranging logistics of all community visits; setting a promotora training schedule; attending general assemblies; conducting regular community follow-up visits; delegating community visit responsibilities (when necessary); and administering tests to promotoras.
  • Oversee a group of long-term volunteers and staff, including leading weekly volunteer check-in meetings and delegating responsibilities. Will also need to recruit and interview staff and volunteers as necessary.
  • Manage a monitoring and evaluation system, generating regular M&E reports to the SVH board.
  • Track and monitor program expenses, submitting monthly budget projections and expense spreadsheets to the board.
  • With board, manage program strategy development.
  • Regularly maintain partnerships and relationships, including reaching out to local communities, leaders, NGOs, and other relevant groups and individuals.
  • Participate in fundraising projects and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Self-sufficiency and accountability
  • Embraces the challenges of working in a resource-limited setting and adapts to changing conditions with a positive attitude
  • A supportive and encouraging manager, who communicates both problems and praise promptly and directly
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with community members, staff, volunteers, and trustees
  • Relevant academic and/or professional background
  • Experience working at a start-up organization, managing volunteers, and in developing countries desirable
  • Analytical skillset, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and comfortable working with numbers, both in the context of creating budgets and analyzing health data
  • Communicates well in English and Spanish, both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Willing to travel within Peru, including possible occasional trips to Lima
  • Public health experience and/or Master in Public Health degree highly desirable
  • Experience writing grant proposals, reports, or other fundraising activities desirable
  • Willing to make at least a 1 year minimum commitment

Compensation:

$10,000 per year with six weeks of vacation, including Peruvian national and local holidays. This is 25,900 Peruvian soles at current exchange rates, a middle class salary in our area.

SVH is headquartered in the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo, known for its many Inca archaeological sites, proximity to Cusco and Machu Picchu, and fantastic hiking opportunities. Please see our website for more details. Start date is negotiable, but no later than June 2013.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to sfitzgerald@sacredvalleyhealth.org andegroves@sacredvalleyhealth.org with “Program Manager” in the subject line. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

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