Careers

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

Posted Date             

23 May 2024

Locations                   

Kenya

Experience

12 – 16 years

Type

Full Time

Position Title: Program Lead, East Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Type: Fully remote with travel to in-person meetings and events 

Reports to: Dr. Norah Obudho, East Africa Director

Hours per week (average): 40 (full-time)

Vision and Mission  

WomenLift Health envisions a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes. To realize that vision, we seek to expand the power and influence of talented mid-career women in health and engage with senior institutional and societal leaders to catalyze systemic change for gender equality in health leadership. We work in East Africa, India, North America, and Southern Africa and continue to explore outreach to other regions.

Work 

Established in 2019, we work to advance gender equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. This includes “Leadership Journeys,” which focus on equipping mid-career women with tools, strategies and peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for impact. We initiate dialogue and partnerships with senior leaders in health institutions taking steps to prioritize gender equality. Our work also includes convening global conversations about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at the bi-annual WomenLift Health Conference. 

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 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 an East Africa Program Lead to work under the direction of the East Africa Program Director and in close collaboration with their teammates around the globe. This position will be responsible for leading the implementation of the East Africa Leadership Journeys and other training modalities. Through facilitated discussions, mentoring, coaching, and hands-on exercises, the Leadership Journey imparts contextualized tools and frameworks to address the individual, organizational, and societal challenges that women leaders in health face today. The inaugural East Africa Leadership Journey kicked off in May 2022 and will scale up to 3 cohorts of 30 women each year by 2025 and up to 4 cohorts a year by 2026. The East Africa Hub will also be taking on additional training modalities for broader audiences.

The Program Lead is a self-starter, a self-driven learner, and relishes co-creating with a cross-cultural team. They must possess strong written and oral communication skills, have a keen eye for detail, organization, and multi-tasking, and enjoy building, implementing, and refining complex processes and systems. The Program Lead should possess a strategic mindset to proactively anticipate opportunities and challenges for strengthening existing programs and preparing for scale. The Program Lead should be observant, emotionally intelligent, cross-culturally competent, possess astute judgment, and exceptional people, project, and relationship management skills. They bring robust public and/or global health experience, knowledge, and networks to the position. They value human connection and are strongly aligned with WomenLift Health Mission, Vision, Culture, and Values.

This recruitment is for 1 full-time (100% FTE) position and will report to the East Africa Program Director.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In collaboration with the Eastern Africa Hub Team, successfully implement the annual East-Africa-based Leadership Journeys and other training modalities. This includes:

  • Key Leadership Journey Operations
    • Lead the end-to-end implementation and scale-up of the year-long East Africa-based Leadership Journeys and development of other customized training modalities for broader audiences.
    • Finalize implementation plans including Leadership Journey (LJ) calendars, work plans, and tracking key milestones.
    • Lead cohort selection, assembly, and onboarding process including all activities from application launch to onboarding and co-facilitating cohort orientation.
    • Lead the hub team to finalize the implementation plan and delivery of 2 in-person residencies per cohort for each year-long Journey – an initial 3 to 4-day in-person “Immersion” residency and a closing 2-day in-person “Lift-Off” residency. (These in-person residencies will be held in rotating East African locations that may require travel.)
    • Lead end-to-end implementation of LJ virtual touchpoint’s including learning touchpoints, mentoring, coaching, JourneyPlus, and PowerUp Workshops – or any other engagements for broader audiences.
    • Lead the use and maintenance of contextualized tools for managing and tracking key milestones, deliverables, and budget according to the established program timeline for the hub.
    • Refine and manage systems to track, support, evaluate, and find synergies between cohort members’ Leadership Projects (LPs).
    • Bring relevant public and/or global health knowledge/experience to leadership project support during office hours; Contribute to the thought leadership of cohort members by staying up to date with key shifts, priorities, and trends in the public and global health domain.
    • Moderate and/or facilitate select regional events when needed (interview panels or events that do not require leadership skills expertise)
    • Lead program monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) efforts for the East Africa Hub in collaboration with the MEL Lead and partner (BIXAL) by reviewing, and refining core metrics of the Leadership Journey; Promote value of MEL with the cohort to ensure completion of all survey instruments and use findings to strengthen the Leadership Journey overtime.
    • Collaborate with WomenLift Health communications teammates to develop messaging and materials for Leadership Journeys and other training modalities.
    • Collaborate closely with communications teammates to amplify the visibility of women leaders in cohorts by identifying impactful speakers, stories, and Leadership Projects across cohorts; Contribute to the narrative that investing in women’s leadership advances health impact through the development of blogs and other thought pieces.  
    • Share learnings and best practices on Leadership Journey implementation systems with cross-regional team.
    • Actively contribute to and/or facilitate cross-regional ideation, brainstorming in the creation of new systems, processes, and modalities for the LJ.
    • Create and iterate on region-specific best practices for quality assurance, process improvements, and leveraging technology.
  • Institutional Influence
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of institutional influence engagements based in East Africa in close partnership with the Leadership Development Functional team.  
    • Strengthen WomenLift Health’s institutional network with the aim of amplifying visibility opportunities for cohort members and their Leadership Projects or more.
  • Team and Relationship Management
    • Manage direct reports, support their needs, and strengthen their contribution by actively training them to take on more ownership and responsibility for tasks.
    • Build and maintain relationships with Leadership Journey stakeholders (and recruit as needed) including selection committee members, facilitators, mentors, coaches, leadership project reviewers, guest speakers, and core delivery partners.   
    • Lead and/or actively contribute to cross-functional learning and sharing within the region and identify opportunities and challenges to surface cross-regionally.
    • Intentionally build and maintain relationships with cohort members from the onset of the Leadership Journey by holding 1:1 office hours and proactively responding to their needs throughout the Leadership Journey.
    • Create a safe and trusted space for engagement with cohort members and role model the competencies being developed in the Leadership Journey.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

Education & Experience (Required):

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 12 years of work experience with at least 5+ years working in public or global health.
  • Demonstrated track record of program and people management skills
  • Demonstrated track record of independently adapting and establishing processes, systems, and tools to implement capacity-building programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Required):

  • Commitment to WomenLift Health’s Mission, Vision, Culture, Values, Theory of Change, and unique positioning in the field
  • Proven ability to collaborate and co-create within and across teams, clients, and external stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Depth of experience, maturity, confidence, gravitas, ability to learn and adapt, and give and receive feedback, befitting a Program Lead
  • 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
  • Demonstrated success in following through and successfully completing projects in a timely manner
  • 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
  • Proven ability to manage teams
  • Strong strategic management skills, and forward-thinking ability

Education & Experience (Preferred):

  • Women’s Leadership, Gender Equality, and/or experience, particularly in an East Africa context, is a plus
  • Knowledge of digital & online learning modalities is a plus
  • Additional language preferred, but not required

HOW TO APPLY 

Please see career page of WomenLift Health, select the appropriate position, and fill out an application form for the role you are interested in. As part of the application packet, you will be asked to submit a) your resume, b) a cover letter detailing why you are interested and a good fit for the role, and c) a list of three references. 

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.

WomenLift Health intends to hire the selected candidate via BDO Kenya, our PEO (Professional Employer Organization) partner in Kenya.  Candidate must live and be authorized to work in Kenya.

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21 Aug 2023

 

Southern Africa (see preferred locations), Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka, Gaborone

40 hours (full time)

15 years

 

Position Title: Southern Africa Director

Location: Johannesburg-Pretoria or Cape Town preferred, other capital cities in the Southern Africa region will be considered

Reports to: Amie Batson, Executive Director

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

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. Leadership matters. We are taking action to create a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.     

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. We currently work in East Africa, North America, South Asia (India) and are expanding to Southern Africa. Our work includes investing in mid-career women leaders through a “Leadership Journey,” which focuses on giving them the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for health impact. It also includes increasing the commitment of leaders of health institutions to establish more gender equitable policies and cultures and contribute to a societal movement to “reimagine” what good leadership looks, sounds, and acts like. Ultimately our goal is to encourage and support concrete action by women, male allies, institutional leaders, governments, partners and high-level champions to change the face of leadership in health, both globally and nationally – at the individual, institutional and societal level. We firmly believe that investing in leadership is the key to moving us from talk to action for better health outcomes.

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, religion, 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 an experienced, innovative, strategic, and dynamic Southern Africa Director to design, lead, grow, and implement the WomenLift Health strategy in the southern Africa region (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The Southern Africa Director leads the engagement of partner institutions and high-level champions to expand the voice and influence of women leaders in health in the southern Africa region, to influence systemic change in organizations and contribute to a movement toward gender equality. The Southern Africa Director must have excellent skills engaging and building partnerships with a deep understanding of the southern African context, at both regional and national levels. The Director must be highly strategic, thrive in a dynamic and creative work environment, be a self-starter and be a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership in global health.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Management and Leadership

  • Provide strategic leadership for the Southern Africa Regional Hub, including establishing and growing WomenLift Health’s presence and partnerships in southern Africa, setting up an appropriate structure, overseeing the budget and operations, and hiring staff.
  • Working in a matrix structure, build, sustain and lead an inspired, high performing, inclusive and diverse team and contribute to sustaining the WomenLift Health culture.
  • As a member of the WomenLift Health Senior Leadership Team (SLT), actively participate in management decisions regarding the growth, strategy and priorities of WomenLift Health and provide guidance to the Executive Director and senior leaders on strategic opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director, oversee monitoring and evaluation in southern Africa, ensuring accurate data for purposes of reporting, program improvement and donor accountability.
  • Serve as the WomenLift Health spokesperson for southern Africa and other regions as appropriate in interviews, panels, events, and other forums.

Strategy Development and Implementation: Programs, Partners, and Brand

  • Build and lead a southern Africa regional team to develop, implement and monitor the contextualized WomenLift Health strategy and program implementation plan. This will include:
    • building scalable platforms to roll-out contextualized programs and activities in southern African countries addressing training for women leaders
    • engaging and influencing institutional leaders
    • contributing to societal acceptance of women’s leadership and gender equality
      • The program strategy will both align with and contribute to global and cross-regional plans.
  • Develop partnerships with key leaders and regional, national and sub-national organizations in southern Africa to advance women’s leadership and gender equality in health.  
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic communication plan that will promote key messaging on women’s leadership in health, provide platforms to raise the visibility of women leaders and male allies, and establish the WomenLift Health brand.
  • Work with fellow regional Directors and functional teams to design new programs and projects, share learning, engage and manage implementing partners, and build shared capacity.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree highly preferred
  • Minimum 15 years’ work experience with 10 years of related regional or global experience in independently developing and executing projects of comparable size/complexity, including managing a team
  • Experience working in multiple countries in the southern Africa region
  • Background and experience in global health, gender equity or leadership development
  • Demonstrated impact in designing and implementing a complex regional strategy
  • Established network of personal and institutional relationships in health in southern Africa
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and relationship management skills, including proven capacity to engage with high-level leaders and partners
  • Depth of global experience, cultural-sensitivity, judgment, and confidence befitting a senior leadership position
  • Proven ability to grow, manage, leverage, and sustain a diverse, multi-cultural, best-in-class team
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that requires initiative, flexibility, ingenuity, resilience and commitment
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to work across cultures and geographies at all levels and for all audiences

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Additional language, especially French

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.

WomenLift Health intends to hire the selected candidate employment via a PEO (Professional Employer Organization)/host partner in South Africa or other southern Africa country.  Candidate must live and be authorized to work in one of these southern African countries listed: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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08 Aug 2023

 

Global (Anywhere), Remote

Consulting

8 years

 

Position Title: Data Architect/Database Developer Consultant Terms of Reference

Location: 100% remote, globally

July 2023

WomenLift Health, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is dedicated to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We are currently based in North America, India, and East Africa (Kenya) and are expanding to Southern Africa.

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 12-month long leadership training program for multiple cohorts of mid-career women leaders including a leadership project and other deliverables developed by each woman.  We anticipate engaging 3000 women in this program by 2029;
  • an alumnae platform that continues to engage and track graduates;
  • leadership workshops for senior institutional leaders, we anticipate 30-80 leaders per year; and
  • conferences and speaker events.  

Our work is underpinned by a robust monitoring, evaluation and learning framework that captures quantitative and qualitative data about the program, the advancement of women leaders over time, the changes within institutions and the reach of the WomenLift Health voice and brand.   

We are in search of a consultant or firm with expertise in data architecture to develop a database with retrievable, linked data architecture that captures and organizes data about  mid-career women leaders as well as senior institutional leaders over time and that supports both external and internal requests and platforms including:

  • For ~3,000 women leaders by 2029: Data is currently captured on 4 unconnected platforms (Internal Smartsheets, website, external Learning manage system, CRM)
  • Applications and on-boarding information
  • Leadership Project deliverables including design, stakeholder mapping, and final video and tracking on-going progress for 5 years for roughly 15% of projects
  • Updated bios and titles – at least 4x a year
  • Leadership histories / stories over time (video and written)
  • Storing Monitoring, Survey and Evaluation data collected, analyzed by our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Partner
  • For 30-80 senior institutional leaders per year
    • Bios
    • Institutional change plans
    • Leadership histories / stories (video and written)
  • Videos from conference sessions and speaker events

The Database should:

  • Be taggable and sortable/filterable based on our needs
  • Externally – enhance our website (an external directory)
  • Support Alumnae – mobile app (external directory be integrated to app)
  • Internally – connect information on various platforms and create a single source of truth, support internal reporting needs – MEL, comms storytelling, donor proposals, etc.

WomenLift Health’s ideal consultant/firm comes with the following:

  • Expertise in designing and setting up databases and familiarity with various database platforms, e.g. Salesforce, etc.) and help us decide how/if to integrate with our own CRM
  • Knowledge of data protection rules and regulations as applies in different regions
  • Has experience across all phases of data modeling, from conceptualization to database optimization
  • Can map the systems and interfaces used to manage data, sets standards for data management, analyze current state and conceive desired future state
  • Knowledge of working globally, with particular focus on East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda), India, and the United States
  • Strong interest in global health and/or women’s leadership
  • Impeccable attention to detail

If interested, please submit a proposal/cover letter through the Jobsoid link and include:

  • Hourly rate or fee
  • Availability
  • Resume/experience
  • Paragraph or two on why you are interested in working with us and why you are a good fit
  • Link to previous work done
  • Three References

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08 Aug 2023

 

India, South Africa, or Kenya, Canada, Kenya, Europe

40 (full time) hours

8 years

 

Position Title: MEL Lead

Location: Kenya, South Africa, India, Canada, or Europe

Reports to: Amie Batson, President

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health envisions a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes. To realize that vision, we seek to expand the power and influence of talented mid-career women in health and engage with senior institutional and societal leaders to catalyze systemic change for gender equality in health leadership. We work in North America, South Asia, East Africa, Southern Africa and continue to explore expansion to other regions.

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 “Leadership Journeys,” which focus on equipping mid-career women with 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 senior leaders in health institutions, taking steps to prioritize gender equality. It also includes supporting/ convening global conversations about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at the bi-annual WomenLift Health Conference.

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 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 an experienced, innovative and dynamic MEL Lead to oversee our organization’s overall approach and activities for monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). This position will be responsible for developing and managing the MEL plan, learning agenda, as well as design and implementation of the MEL processes working closely with colleagues across WomenLift Health. In close collaboration with our external MEL partners, they will also lead on the gathering, analysis, and reporting of data and the integration of feedback and adjustments into program planning and implementation. We are looking for a creative leader with superior communication skills who brings a strategic, analytical, and innovative approach to the work. Reporting to the WomenLift Health President, this individual must thrive in a dynamic and creative work environment, be a self-starter and a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • In close collaboration with the President, senior leaders, and MEL partners, implement, refine and further develop WomenLift Health’s existing monitoring, evaluating, learning strategy including selecting and defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, planning data collection activities, analyzing data to measure the results of interventions and achievement of WomenLift’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop and support the design and implementation of continuous and annual evaluations, surveys and other components of the monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Work with senior management and leadership development teams to ensure that learning is applied, and activities are adapted, as needed, for innovative and effective programming.
  • Develop high-quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to build WomenLift Health as a learning and evidence-based organization.
  • Work with partners to ensure application of high-quality MEL activities and data collection.
  • Communicate information obtained through MEL activities to the WomenLift Health team and partners.
  • Regularly review data collection processes, perform data quality assessments, and adjust as needed.
  • Develop annual MEL plans, reports and knowledge products in collaboration with WomenLift health senior leadership and our MEL partners.
  • Oversee creation of knowledge products in collaboration with MEL partners and work closely with the communications team to manage broad dissemination of the same for enhancing WomenLift’s visibility and credibility.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Master’s degree required in international development, economics, public policy, public health or related fields
  • 8+ years of full-time MEL experience, preferably in an area related to gender equality, women’s leadership and/or global health.
  • Strong analytical skillset and ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • A highly strategic and innovative leader who is self-motivated and seeks and identifies opportunities to advance WomenLift Health’s goals.
  • Superb writing and editing skills with rigorous attention to detail.
  • Highly organized and a critical, creative thinker under pressure.
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work independently and across cultures.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with diverse team members and external partners.
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that requires initiative, flexibility, ingenuity, resilience and commitment
  • May require up to 5% travel

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Additional languages are a plus but not required.

How to Apply

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

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’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.

WomenLift Health intends to hire the selected candidate via a PEO (Professional Employer Organization), such as Safeguard or Africa Deployments. The candidate must live in and be authorized to work in the respective country you are applying from.

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7 July 2023

 

Delhi-India

40 hours

15 years

 

Position Title:  India Director

Reports to: Amie Batson, President, WomenLift Health

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

Full time: 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.
  • 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 an experienced, innovative, strategic, and dynamic India Director to design, lead, grow, and implement the WomenLift Health strategy in India. The India Director leads the engagement of partner institutions and high-level champions to expand the voice and influence of women leaders in health in India, influence systemic change in organizations and contribute to a movement toward gender equality. The India Director must have excellent skills engaging and building partnerships with a deep understanding of the Indian context, at both state and national levels. The Director must be highly strategic, thrive in a dynamic and creative work environment, be a self-starter and be a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership in global health.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Management and Leadership

  • Provide strategic leadership for the India Hub, including establishing and growing WomenLift Health’s presence and partnerships in India, overseeing the budget and operations, and building and leading a dynamic team.
  • Working in a matrix structure, lead and sustain an inspired, high-performing, inclusive and diverse team and contribute to sustaining the WomenLift Health culture.
  • As a member of the WomenLift Health Senior Leadership Team (SLT), actively participate in management decisions regarding the growth, strategy and priorities of WomenLift Health and provide guidance to the Executive Director and senior leaders on strategic opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the global monitoring, evaluation and learning team, oversee monitoring and evaluation in India, ensuring accurate data for purposes of reporting, program improvement and donor accountability.
  • Serve as the WomenLift Health spokesperson for India and other regions as appropriate in interviews, panels, events, and other forums.

Strategy Development and Implementation: Programs, Partners, and Brand

  • Lead the Indian team to develop, implement and monitor the contextualized WomenLift Health strategy and program implementation plan for India. The program strategy will align with and contribute to global and cross-regional plans and will include:
    • Building scalable platforms to support contextualized programs and activities in India addressing training for women leaders.
    • Establishing and supporting a network of women leader alumnae.
    • Supporting activities to provide services to women in other South Asian countries as WomenLift Health expands its presence in the region.
    • Develop partnerships with key leaders and national and sub-national organizations in India to advance women’s leadership and gender equality in health.
    • Designing and supporting national and State-level efforts to advance women’s leadership in the Indian health systems (public, private, NGO).
    • Engaging select organizational leaders in creating more gender friendly work environments.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic communication plan that will promote key messaging on women’s leadership in health
    • Provide platforms to raise the visibility of women leaders and men allies, and establish the WomenLift Health brand.
    • Integrate women’s leadership topics and speakers in planned Indian conferences and meetings.
  • Work with fellow Directors and teams to design new programs and projects, share learning, engage and manage implementing partners, and build shared capacity.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree highly preferred
  • Minimum 15 years’ work experience with 10 years of related regional or global experience in independently developing and executing projects of comparable size/complexity, including managing a team
  • Experience working in multiple states in India
  • Background and experience in global health, gender equity or leadership development
  • Demonstrated impact in designing and implementing a complex country wide strategy
  • Established network of personal and institutional relationships in health in India
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and relationship management skills, including proven capacity to engage with high-level leaders and partners
  • Depth of global experience, cultural-sensitivity, judgment, and confidence befitting a senior leadership position
  • Proven ability to grow, manage, leverage, and sustain a diverse, multi-cultural, best-in-class team
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that requires initiative, flexibility, ingenuity, resilience and commitment
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to work across cultures and geographies at all levels and for all audiences

Preferred (not required) Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Additional languages, especially Hindi
  • Experience working in other South Asian countries

How to Apply

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

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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10 July 2023

 

Canada

40 hours

8 years

 

Position Title: Communications Manager, North America

Location: Canada

Reports to: North America Director

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

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 an experienced, innovative, and dynamic individual to manage communications efforts for the North America regional hub which serves women leaders in global health in the United States and Canada. The incumbent will work under the guidance of the North America (NA) Director and in close coordination with NA hub and cross-regional communications teammates. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to think strategically, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with their experience demonstrating the communications judgment/acumen commensurate with the responsibilities of this position. Their primary responsibility will be to generate a tailored communications and engagement strategy for the North America hub in alignment with cross-regional standards and manage day-to-day communications needs. This individual must thrive in an entrepreneurial, cross-cultural, mission driven, and creative work environment, be a self-starter and be a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership in health. 

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead the development of WomenLift Health’s communications strategy for the North America hub.
  • Work with North America and cross-regional communications teammates to operationalize and execute the communications strategy once developed.
  • Work closely with the North America Director and hub team to amplify the North America cohort, alumnae community, and senior leaders engaged in Institutional Influence activities.
  • Contribute to thought leadership by identifying and crafting compelling stories and disseminating learnings about leadership, gender equality and health relevant to a global health audience.
  • Independently and in collaboration with key partners where applicable, organize and coordinate speaker series and other relevant events virtually/in-person that amplify the NA alumnae community, cohort members, and senior leaders in the hub.
  • Identify new partners for engaging with the NA alumnae community and contribute to the design and implementation of internal NA alumnae events, trainings, and other offerings.
  • Write and facilitate the publication of blogs and op-eds with the aim of raising NA visibility.
  • Identify and support opportunities to amplify the voices and visibility of NA alumnae through speaking engagements and media appearances.
  • Contribute to content creation for the WomenLift Health website, with regular updates on key milestones, ensuring consistent messaging and fresh material for enhanced engagement.
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plan for priority moments; Support content creation for social media platforms for the NA hub Director and teammates who are active on digital platforms.
  • Work with graphic designers, videographers, and other specialists to implement the design and delivery of engaging text, image and light video content for digital channels
  • As we grow, contribute to the overarching communications strategy for WomenLift Health which includes amplifying content that builds and reinforces our values, and drives positive stakeholder engagement through but not limited to our Website, social media channels and mailing lists.
  • Contribute to the creation of best practices for content delivery; develop content that supports larger campaigns and communications objectives at WomenLift Health.
  • Explore, develop new channels, content, and experiences that help us reach our communications goals.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Policy/advocacy, or related field
  • 8+ years’ experience in communication for nonprofit, media, academic, or research organizations
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and creative management skills, and mastery of key principles for communicating information with accuracy, in ways that non-technical audiences can understand
  • Strong aesthetic sense and aptitude for visual and interactive content creation in addition to text-based content
  • Familiarity with content creation tools (Adobe suite, Canva, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills including attention to detail and ability to effectively multi-task with a willingness to perform a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work independently 
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • May require up to 10% travel
  • Available for 6AM calls twice a week if you are in the Pacific time zone

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Experience and a passion for gender equality and advancing women’s leadership in health.
  • Additional language, Spanish or French preferred, but not required

How to Apply

To apply, submit resume and cover letter through Jobsoid.  As part of the application packet, you will be asked to submit a) your resume, b) cover letter detailing why you are interested and a good fit for the role, c) list of 3 references, and d) 2 writing samples.

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401K contributions, pretax transportation benefits, and paid holidays vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

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.

This position will be hired through a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) such as Safeguard.

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17 Jul 2023

 

Global (Anywhere), Nairobi, Kenya or Dehli, India, United States or Canada

40 (full time)

8 years

 

Position Title: Development Officer

Location: 100% remote, any major city globally

Reports to: Amie Batson, President

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

Overtime Status: 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. We currently work in East Africa, North America, South Asia (India) and Southern Africa and are expanding to other geographies. Our work 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 health impact. It also includes increasing awareness on the value of women’s leadership in health and what “reimagined” leadership looks, sounds, and acts like.  Ultimately our goal is to encourage and support concrete action by women, male allies, institutional leaders, governments, partners and high level champions to change the face of leadership in health, both globally and nationally – at the individual, institutional and societal level. We firmly believe that investing in leadership is the key to moving us from talk to action for better health outcomes.

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, religion 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 an innovative and dynamic Development Officer to lead our fundraising efforts. In this newly created role, working closely with the President and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, the Development Officer will be responsible for  executing on and refining strategy for portfolio management to identify, close and steward principal gift (>$1 million) relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals. They will be responsible for developing and nurturing strong relationships with foundations, community leaders and institutions to advance the mission of WomenLift Health.  The successful candidate will be comfortable moving between the strategic and the tactical and excited by the challenges and opportunities of working in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial global organization.  

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead and implement strategy for securing support from major gift prospects, including foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Source and develop opportunities to identify and engage donor prospects.
  • Develop and implement tools and processes to sustain and scale resource mobilization efforts.
  • Develop and monitor fundraising metrics to measure the effectiveness of fundraising efforts and identify areas for improvement.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in fundraising and share knowledge and insights with the team and other stakeholders.
  • Represent the organization at fundraising events, conferences, and other networking opportunities.
  • Cultivate long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation donors, as well as other key communities, that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of WomenLift Health.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of potential donors at the principal gift level. This work will include:
    • Developing and implementing a work plan to achieve annual financial targets
    • In partnership with the Communications Director, creating and implementing events, communications, campaigns, and other creative programs that elevate visibility with donors and/or partners
    • Designing and implementing engagement strategies to introduce prospective supporters to WomenLift Health’s work
    • Developing strategies to engage Board members in development activities and unlock Board members’ networks for fundraising purposes, as appropriate
    • Actively maintaining donor data and and relationship information within Salesforce
  • Educate and involve employees, the board, and other stakeholders in and about fundraising.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and highly relevant experience required.  Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience, with 4 years of experience as a Development Officer (or similar senior manager level role) with corporate and personal grantors, external advisors and charitable foundations.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and successfully implementing a variety of fundraising initiatives, including, but not limited to, major gifts, annual giving, special events, and major campaigns.
  • Demonstrated impact in designing and implementing a complex global engagement strategy, including experience measuring impact for partners and funders.
  • Thorough knowledge of development work and the impact of various fundraising initiatives on revenue generation, including understanding what motivates people to make financial contributions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to interact with a wide variety of professionals, organizations, and individuals in the general public.
  • Strong managerial skills, including financial acumen with a ‘results’ orientation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write compelling grant proposals, donor reports, and fundraising appeals.Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and relationship management skills including proven capacity to engage and high-level leaders.
  • Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment that requires initiative, flexibility, ingenuity, resilience and commitment.
  • Thorough understanding of brand management and the ability to work across cultures and geographies at all levels and for all audiences.
  • National and international development experience.
  • Experience working in South Asia, Africa, North America, and at the global level.
  • Experience in global health, gender equity or leadership development.
  • May require up to 15% travel, domestic and international.

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

●     Professional fundraising certification preferred, but not required

How to Apply 

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

Hiring Information

Salary Range: $70,000 to $110,000

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401K retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401K contributions. Employees are also eligible for pretax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 120 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of voluntary leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.

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 at HR@newventurefund.org.

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. 

Those hired outside of the United States will be hired by a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) such as Safeguard.

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