MiracleFeet is a global nonprofit working to eliminate a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. Over two million children live with the severe consequences of a treatable birth defect known as clubfoot, and 175,000 more babies are born with it every year. Thanks to a non-surgical solution called the Ponseti method, 95 percent of cases can be fully treated for less than $500. Since 2010, MiracleFeet has scaled this proven, low-cost treatment to 29 countries where children previously had limited or no access to care. Still, today fewer than one in five children has access to treatment.
Job Title: Program Manager, West & Central Africa
Location: Senegal or Nigeria
- The primary role of the Program Manager is to lead and support the development and the implementation of MiracleFeet programs to treat children with clubfoot in Francophone and West & Central Africa including current programs in Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone with potential expansion to additional countries. Programs are primarily created by partnering with local clubfoot treatment providers and hospitals to support and expand existing clubfoot clinics. MiracleFeet also partners with other national and international NGOs to implement and manage clinics in some locations.
- The Program Manager reports to the Associate Director of Programs, supervises any MiracleFeet staff working in Francophone and West & Central Africa and works closely with the rest of the program management team. The Program Manager will be based in Nigeria or Senegal.
Program development and implementation:
- Ensure that programs are conducted in keeping with MiracleFeet’s core values and in line with the RunFree2030 Global Strategy.
- Work with partners and program teams to develop work plans that ensure growth, quality, and sustainability of programs and to develop annual budgets.
- Coordinate and oversee the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of programs.
- Provide strategic guidance and direction as well as on-going support and capacity building to partners
- Contribute to health systems strengthening by identifying opportunities for workforce development, provision of treatment supplies, information systems, and access to services.
- Guide partners in advocacy efforts with key government leaders and other relevant decision-makers.
Program monitoring and evaluation:
- Monitor program activities through regular communication with partners, including oversight of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
- Oversee financial management to ensure adherence to established budgets, compliance with all relevant regulations, and accountability standards to donors.
- Assist partners in data-driven decision making through analysis and interpretation of program outcomes
- Provide technical support to partners to strengthen identification and referral processes, further improve treatment quality and compliance, and to achieve Key Performance Indicators
- Travel (up to 30%) to program sites to provide monitoring support, training, and supervision duties (once travel resumes).
Program management duties:
- Supervise Program Field Officer and Regional CAST Administrator to ensure day-to-day program operations and management and to ensure quality data collection.
- Collaborate with other regional Program Managers to develop best practices in public health, clubfoot management, and social enterprise, including parent education, outreach, and advocacy.
- Work collaboratively with other MiracleFeet team members and partners on cross-program projects, such as the development of presentations, fundraising efforts, and support for general program initiatives.
- Coordinate with Program team to prepare regular program updates for Board meeting, staff meetings, annual reports, the website, and other forms of MiracleFeet communication.
- Participate in other tasks as delegated by the Associate Director of Programs.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees may have other duties assigned at any time.
- Must have bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in Public Health or related field strongly preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in public health or program management required; regional experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building, mentoring, and training.
- Professional proficiency in English and French required.
- Ability to travel regionally (up to 30% of the time once regular travel resumes within the organization)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must have strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program data and convey that information clearly to multiple audiences is required.
- Able to think creatively and strategically
- Have excellent judgment and be able to work in a dynamic setting
- Strong contributor in team environments
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Knowledge of Global Public Health
Conditions / Salary
- The position is based in Nigeria or Senegal
- Applicants must have an appropriate work permit for either country
- Salary commensurate with experience
- The position is on a contract or consultancy basis