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WomenLift Health’s mission is to expand the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyze systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. 

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.  

Open Positions

29 Jul 2022

 

Flexible anywhere in India, with a preference for Delhi

Full Time

8 years

 

Position Summary

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health is committed to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We envision a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. This includes a “Leadership Journey,” which focuses on giving mid-career women the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for impact. It includes pushing conversations and partnerships with health institutions, taking steps to prioritize gender equality. It also includes driving a global conversation about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at our annual conference, Women Leaders in Global Health.

Our Culture and Values – We are building a diverse, entrepreneurial team of people who bring unique cultural and technical perspectives and experiences. We welcome results-oriented problem-solvers of any nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. We are a growing organization that is committed to building a culture with our partners that values:

  • Collaborative leadership that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures everyone contributes to their full potential.
  • Partnership grounded in humility, respect, empathy, and inclusion.
  • Transformative change based upon bold, strategic thinking combined with adaptability and pragmatic action.
  • Spirit of learning that ensures we are open, forward-looking, constructive, and committed to growing collectively and individually.
  • Achieving impact by improving global health and gender equality.

POSITION SUMMARY

WomenLift Health is seeking a Senior Program Manager to work under the direction of the South Asia Region Director and in close collaboration with their counterparts in WomenLift training teams based in other countries around the globe. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for building the scalable platforms and implementing WomenLift Health training modalities including our “Signature Leadership Journey” for mid-career women leaders in health based in India. Through facilitated discussions, mentoring, coaching, and hands-on exercises, the 12-month Leadership Journey imparts contextualized tools & frameworks to address the individual, organizational, and societal challenges that women leaders in health face today. The inaugural India-based Leadership Journey kicked off in May 2022. The India hub will scale up to operate 3 cohorts of 30 women each year by 2025 and up to 5 cohorts a year including a variety of cohort-based training modalities by 2027. The incumbent will also contribute to maintain a vibrant Leadership Journey alumnae network. 

Our cohorts and workshop attendees come from diverse health institutions across the public, private, NGO, academic and philanthropic sectors in India.  As individuals they also represent diverse demographic and disciplinary backgrounds. The incumbent will contribute to the hub’s strategy to leverage the diverse insight from our women leaders to influence institutional health partners to value and promote women leaders and DEI values.

This position will require both high level strategic thinking and strong program management skills to ensure planning and effective implementation. The incumbent must be a self-starter, self-driven learner, relish co-creating with a team, and demonstrate excellent project management, and oral and written communication skills. They must possess a keen eye for detail, planning, organization and enjoy building and refining implementation processes and systems. The ideal candidate should be able to toggle adeptly between working independently and in a team. The Senior Program Manager must be able to exercise clear judgment when delineating issues that can be managed independently versus those that should be escalated to supervisors. Keen observation, emotional intelligence, astute judgment, and proficient management skills are critical to success in this position.

This recruitment is for 1 full-time (100% FTE) position and will report to the South Asia Region and Global MEL Director

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the India Program Manager to build the platform for and successfully implement the annual India-based Leadership Journeys (currently 1 cohort per year, to be scaled to 3 cohorts per year by 2025 and up to 5 per year by 2027). This includes:
    • Managing relationships with and overseeing coordination of critical Journey stakeholders, including cohort members, facilitators, mentors, coaches, guest speakers and experts
    • Liaising with content partners such as the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to co-create PowerUp Workshops and new day or week-long training modalities for institutions to meet the evolving needs of our expanding target audience in India
    • Forging win-win relationships with CCL and other partners to expand our pool of local facilitators and coaches for sustainable scaling
    • Serving as the primary person of contact for the cohort members. Hold weekly office hours to address cohort members concerns and determine when to escalate issues to South Asia Region Director
    • Overseeing the application and selection process for each Leadership Journey cohort, including promotion, intake, initial screening, and review by a Selection Committee
    • Refining and managing systems to track, support, evaluate, and find synergies between cohort members’ leadership projects
    • Reviewing and contributing to the development and dissemination of key information to the cohort, mentors, coaches, and other Journey stakeholders including for the purposes of program orientation & alignment, and community-building
    • Overseeing the documentation of all India-based Journey systems and processes
    • Working closely with the Program Manager to coordinate the logistics and event planning for 2 in-person residencies per cohort during the program – an initial 3-day leadership Immersion event and a closing 2-day “Leadership Lift-Off” event. These in-person events will be held in Indian locations that may require travel
  • Oversee contextualization of the India Leadership Journey and other training modalities, working closely with the South Asia Region Director, India Program Manager, India teammates and partners, and cross-country functional teams involved in WomenLift Health’s Leadership Development work.
    • Share learnings and best practices on Leadership Journey curriculum, platform, systems, and process with global functional team
    • Oversee the continued contextualization of the core curricula of the leadership journey, and its delivery, ensuring its relevance to diverse mid-career women leaders representing different demographics, disciplines, health sectors, and states in India. The content for the annual Leadership Journey has already been developed by WomenLift Health team and partners but it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the women leaders 
    • Contribute to periodically surveying mid-career women in health in India to assess the needs and priority leadership focus for women leaders in different health sectors and disciplines in their particular cultural and institutional context 
  • Contribute to the WomenLift Alumnae network design and implementation 
  • Contribute to the development of India’s institutional influence strategy including engaging with public, private, NGO, Academic and philanthropic health institutions and institutional leaders represented by the cohort members
  • Contribute to the creation of Leadership Journey-related content, including materials to be shared with global technical partners, contractors, donors, and the Global Advisory Board
  • Assist WomenLift Health communications and design personnel with development of India cohort training materials such as presentations, invitations, brochures, website collateral, social media assets, etc.
  • Support program monitoring, evaluating, and learning efforts by contributing to defining, reviewing, and helping to track core metrics of the Leadership Journey, which includes the application process, virtual learning activities, in-person residencies, leadership projects, mentoring sessions, coaching sessions, peer engagement, and alumnae network
  • Support the global operations team in tracking budget expenditures, and reviewing contracts and agreements related to the India Leadership Journey
  • Meet with the Leadership Journey teams of other regions to exchange learnings and best practices; contribute to facilitating the global community of WomenLift alumnae and partners
  • Ensure program quality including monitoring, evaluation, and learning, accountability, partnerships, alliances, communications, and program cycle management

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Master’s degree (related field preferred)
  • 8+ years of public Health or gender-equality or social development or human-centric training experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Senior Program Management roles in public Health, development or gender-equality domain. Training and capacity-building experience in these domains would be given preferential status  
  • Demonstrated track record of independently  adapting and establishing processes, systems and tools to implement capacity building programs

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Interpersonal Skills: Proven ability to collaborate and co-create within teams and with clients and external stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience in using MS office suite including spreadsheets, web-based applications such as email, social media, videoconferencing, program and task management applications, and ease in learning new programs
  • Depth of experience, maturity, confidence, ability to learn and adapt, and give and receive feedback, befitting a Training Lead
  • Demonstrated success in following through and successfully completing projects in a timely manner
  • Experience in working with diverse stakeholders from different sectors, cultures, religions, and disciplines 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise cultural competency and work respectfully with a diverse team across varied cultures, geographies, and time zones

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (PREFERRED):

  • Knowledge of digital & online learning modalities is a plus
  • Additional Indian language preferred, but not required

Hiring Statement

We are looking for talent that is passionate, self-driven, flexible, able to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced demanding environment that shows strong initiative and ability to proactively manage assigned project deliverables with minimal supervision.  

The talent will be hired through either GFS Consulting Private Limited (India) for WomenLift Health. Global Finance Strategies (GFS) founded in 2012 is a subsidiary of Global Health Strategies (GHS), which has been providing expert consulting services to clients working in international health and development for nearly 15 years. GFS has offices in New York, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Nairobi and Johannesburg and supports work in diverse countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.   

GFS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.  

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22 Apr 2022

 

US (CA, WA, NC, MA, GA, DC/Virginia) or Canada, or India (Delhi), or Kenya (Nairobi)

Full Time

2 years

 

Position Title: Operations Coordinator

Location: 100% remote, in any of the following locations: United States (CA, WA, GA, DC, NY), India (Delhi), or Kenya (Nairobi)

Reports to: Ling Liang, Global Operations Director

Hours per week (average): 40 hours (non-exempt)

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health is committed to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We envision a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. This includes a “Leadership Journey,” which focuses on giving mid-career women the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for impact. It includes pushing conversations and partnerships with health institutions, taking steps to prioritize gender equality. It also includes driving a global conversation about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at our annual conference, Women Leaders in Global Health.

Our Culture and Values – We are building a diverse, entrepreneurial team of people who bring unique cultural and technical perspectives and experiences. We welcome results-oriented problem-solvers of any nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. We are a growing organization that is committed to building a culture with our partners that values:

  • Collaborative leadership that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures everyone contributes to their full potential.
  • Partnership grounded in humility, respect, empathy, and inclusion.
  • Bold, strategic thinking combined with adaptability and pragmatic action to foster transformative change.
  • Spirit of learning that ensures we are open, forward-looking, constructive, and committed to growing collectively and individually.
  • Achieving impact by improving global health and gender equality.

Position Summary

The Operations Coordinator will work under the direction of the Global Operations Director. The Operations Coordinator will be an important member of the small and nimble WomenLift Health Ops team helping to design, build and implement the ambitious WomenLift Health strategy and work program. This position plays a vital role in team resource management, meeting/travel planning and logistics, and contract management and payment. The Operations Coordinator must possess a keen eye for detail, planning, organization and enjoy building and refining implementation processes and systems. The ideal candidate should be able to work adeptly both independently and in a team.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Working with Global Operations Director and Operations Manager, implement operational policies and procedures:
    • Coordinate the operations workplan and project managing operations projects of varying types and scopes
    • Provide operational support to newly launched country and regional hubs to support and scale up their local teams
  • Coordinate IT support needs and technological assets/resources of the organization
    • Coordinate work with IT providers, cybersecurity efforts, and facilitating team members’ technology needs at global, regional, and hub levels
  • Support contract development, management, oversight, payments, liaising with program staff leads and contractors as needed
  • Support Human Resource functions including posting positions on Jobsoid, screening job applicants, and scheduling interviews
  • Assist with travel arrangements including booking flights, reserving meeting spaces, and providing other logistical support as required for events
  • Support the onboarding process for new staff
  • Work with the Operations team to implement operations at New Venture Fund, including:
    • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services for the WomenLift Health team as needed, including but not limited to: planning and coordinating office moves, setting up office space, managing standard equipment repairs, etc.
    • Track and process invoices and expense reports.
  • Support other teams as needed

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2+ years related experience for projects of comparable size/complexity
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, while meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with a range of individuals in nonprofit organizations, government, foundations, and private sectors
  • Sophisticated knowledge and use of technology and varying digital platforms
  • Commitment to WomenLift Health’s mission, vision, theory of change, and unique positioning in the field
  • Ability to exercise cultural competency and work respectfully with a diverse team across varied cultures, geographies, and time zones
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter through Jobsoid link. Please also include 3 professional references and desired annual salary in USD.

Hiring Statement

WomenLift Health is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Hiring Information

US-based candidates will be hired directly as a staff member of the New Venture Fund, if selected.  India or Kenya-based candidates will be hired through a PEO (Professional Employer Organization).

Benefits at New Venture Fund: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% automatic contribution and a 3% employer match on 401(k) contributions; pre-tax transportation benefits; and paid holiday, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date.  This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources.

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