For nearly 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia has provided global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders. We save and improve lives by: training experts in the field to properly diagnose and manage patients; advocating for adequate supply of safe treatment products; and educating and empowering people with bleeding disorders to help them live healthier, longer and more productive lives.
Regional Program Manager – Europe (CIS & Eastern Europe region)
The WFH is looking for an experienced and results-oriented Regional Program Manager – Europe with superior project /program management abilities and interpersonal skills, to coordinate and implement country and health care development programs and activities in Europe, more specifically in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern European region.
Type of position: Full-time, regular
Reporting to: Programs Director
Location: Montreal (downtown office)
Start date: Late June / early July 2013
Reporting to the Programs Director, the Regional Program Manager - Europe will be responsible for the development, management, implementation and delivery of a designated portfolio of national country programs and WFH-led international healthcare development programs and activities in Europe, mainly in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern European region.
As the main representative within the region, the Regional Program Manager - Europe will carry out the following tasks:
- Assist in defining strategic objectives and workplans for the European region;
- Ensure effective development, planning, coordination, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the following programs in the European region, including:
- GAP and national country development programs
- Medical and organizational twinning partnerships
- Humanitarian Aid product donations
- International hemophilia training fellowships
- Workshops and conferences
- Advocacy and skills training for national hemophilia organizations
- NMO accreditation
- Other WFH-led programs as they develop in designated region;
- Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and partners including facilitating and supporting the work of key volunteers and WFH committees involved in the above programs;
- Take part in official visits with expert volunteers to meet with senior government officials, hospitals, blood banks and hemophilia organizations as required;
- Ensure sound administrative and financial control of budgets and planned program activities spending in the region including timely submission of accurate and quality narrative and financial progress reports and other relevant documents;
- Author articles for WFH newsletter Hemophilia World on current programs and activities in Europe including regional updates (3 times per year).
Qualifications and requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in international relations, development, public health, political studies, social sciences, or other relevant discipline
- Six to nine (6-9) years of relevant work experience with an international development organization that includes at least 5 years (essential) of proven track record in project /program management and monitoring & evaluation of development programs in Europe, preferably in CIS (ex., Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, etc. …) and Eastern European region
- Solid understanding of socio-economic conditions and international developmental issues in the Europe region
- Solid experience in program/project management processes and in working with partners in program development and delivery
- Excellent diplomatic and cross-cultural skills, and demonstrated experience in working with people from diverse cultures and countries; superior abilities to build/maintain networks and working relationships with stakeholders and partner organizations: highly motivated, efficient and flexible individual with strong interpersonal and team skills
- Demonstrated capacity to work in both a self-directed manner (autonomously) and an ability to collaborate with government, healthcare and/or public affairs officials, as well as with staff, executives, and volunteers
- Excellent analytical and communication (public speaking, presentations) capabilities, and recognized abilities for mediating/resolving issues, conflicts
- Strong organization skills, and time management abilities in order to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and work simultaneously on several projects
- English as primary language of work (written and spoken), plus working knowledge of French; fluency in a Slavic or East European language (ex., Russian) - a significant asset
- Computer literate, extensive experience working with Windows Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point), & Outlook, internet
- Availability and flexibility to undertake regular travel within region, and at related international gatherings (4-6 times per year approx., 5-14 days average duration)
Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. Excellent group benefits are available.
Please send in confidence an English resume and cover letter by June 3, 2013 to:
World Federation of Hemophilia
Gestionnaire, ressources humaines / HR Manager
1425, boulevard René Lévesque Ouest, bureau 1010
Montréal, Québec H3G 1T7 Canada
Fax: +1 514.875.8916
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Une version française de l’affichage est disponible selon la demande.
Updated May 2013