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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

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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22 Apr 2022

 

East Africa

Full Time

10 years

 

Position Summary

WomenLift Health is seeking an experienced, innovative, and dynamic individual to manage communications efforts for the Africa team. The incumbent will work in coordination with global communications peers, and under the guidance of the East Africa Program Director, execute/implement a tailored engagement strategy and manage the day-to-day communications for WomenLift Health, initially in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda). As WomenLift Health’s presence grows in other African regions, the role will expand in remit to include more cross-cutting, continent-wide communications. The successful candidate will have strategic content savvy, curation and management, exhibit strong writing skills and communications judgement/acumen. This individual must thrive in a dynamic and creative work environment, be a self-starter and be a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership. 

This position will be based in Nairobi. 
Future positions as the programs expand will be based in other focus African countries.
This recruitment is for a full-time (100% FTE) position. 

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.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead the development of WomenLift Health’s communications strategy in East Africa to begin with and eventually more broadly.
  • Work with the East Africa Director and key partners to operationalize and execute the communications strategy once developed.
  • Work closely with the East Africa Program Director to lead the identification of stories and the creation of innovative content, in the form of thought leadership articles and other communications products.
  •  Independently and in collaboration with key partners where applicable, organize and coordinate speaker series and other relevant events and conferences virtually/in-person that highlight Women’s Leadership in Health. 
  • Build relationships with opinion page editors of major national newspapers and editorial leads at digital platforms to facilitate the publication of staff articles and op-eds.
  • As we grow, contribute to and execute on overarching communications strategy for Africa, creating and amplifying content that builds and reinforces the brand, and drives positive stakeholder engagement.
  • In future, work with and supervise the Communications Coordinator as WomenLift’s foot print in Africa expands.
  • Work with graphic designers, videographers, and Communications Coordinator to collaborate on the design and delivery of engaging text, image and light video content for digital channels.
  • Provide ongoing counsel on best practices in content delivery; develop content that supports overall campaigns and communications objectives.
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plan for priority moments.
  • Explore, develop new channels, content, and experiences that help us reach our communications goals.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Advanced degree in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Policy/advocacy, or related field
  • 10+ 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 academic research, with accuracy, in ways that non-technical audiences can understand
  • Strong 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, spoken, reading)
  • Experience in and a passion for global health and gender equality

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

  • Additional language, especially French

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 East Africa.  Candidate must live in Nairobi.

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11 May 2022

 

Delhi – India (preferred but open to candidates in other locations in India)

Full Time

10 years

 

POSITION SUMMARY

WomenLift Health is seeking a Training Lead to work under the direction of the India Program Director and in close collaboration with local teammates, the US-based programs team, and WomenLift teams around the globe. Using a Human-Centered Design approach, the Training Lead will be responsible for content development, contextualization and facilitation of the WomenLift Health training programs and workshops  for mid-career women leaders in health focusing on leadership development in India. The Training Lead will be responsible for the high-quality implementation of WomenLift Health’s flagship leadership program, Leadership journey.  Through facilitated discussions, mentoring, coaching, and hands-on exercises, the Leadership Journey imparts contextualized tools & frameworks to address the individual, organizational, and societal challenges that women leaders in health face today. The India-based Leadership Journey will initially operate 1 cohort in 2022 with 30 women for a 12-month duration and will scale up to 2-3 cohorts per year and incorporate additional short-term training modalities in the future.

In addition to developing content for a range of short-term training workshops, this position will be responsible for leading the adaptation and refinement of  the design and implementation of Women Lift’s Leadership Journey, which includes coordinating the effort of content experts housed in partner organizations, developing and adapting systems and processes to appropriately contextualize the core curricula, pedagogy, mentoring, and coaching networks to be relevant to different cultures and health systems across our target countries in India. Beyond their contribution to the adaptation of the India curricula, the Training Lead will manage and adapt processes to efficiently administer, track, and support the operations of the Leadership Journey.

The ideal candidate is a passionate change agent for advancing women’s leadership. They are a self-starter, self-driven learner, relish co-creating with a team, and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. They must possess a keen eye for detail, planning, and organization. The ideal candidate should be able to toggle adeptly between working independently and in a team. The Training Lead 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, astute judgement, and proficient management skills are critical to success in this position.

This recruitment is for 1 full-time (100% FTE) position.  Ideally the candidate will be located in Dehli, though we will also consider candidates in other locations in India.

To apply for this position please share a sample of a training module that you have developed or contributed to along with your resume and cover letter.  In case of contribution, please describe your exact role in co-creation.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with India Program Director, Program Manager  and Program content experts in the WomenLift team and partner organizations to manage contextualization, implementation, and iteration of the Leadership Journey
    • Oversee the contextualization of the core curricula of the leadership journey,  and its delivery to be relevant to mid-career women leaders in different cultures and health systems for cohorts across three target countries in India. The content for this Leadership Journey has already been developed by WomenLift Health team and partners.  
    • Manage relationships with critical Journey stakeholders, including facilitators, mentors, coaches, guest speakers and experts
    • Share learnings and best practices on Leadership Journey curriculum, platform, systems, and process with global team
    • Contribute to the process of consistent surveying of mid-career women in health in India to determine the needs and priority leadership focus for women leaders in different health sectors and disciplines in their particular cultural context 
    • Lead the process of developing formats for leadership journey that can be adapted at state level
    • Be the lead point person from India to develop new content on emerging areas for WomenLift Health such as male allyship, leadership development for government officers and so on.
    • Lead the program design and implementation for all activities related to the India based WomenLift Alumnae and contribute to the same for the Global Alumnae network.
    • Contribute to the creation of additional training modalities for Indian mid-career women in health:
    • Contribute to the development of training-of-trainers (TOT) curricula and processes with the aim of building a cadre of local trainers in India; Identify and recruit facilitators to undergo TOT program and participate in the training to serve as a backup facilitator.
    • Contribute to the design of stand-alone workshops (PowerUp Workshops), short term training modalities for regional and state level programs in India, and E-Learning modules for mid-career women leaders in health in the Indian Alumnae network.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager to oversee the operational platform, systems, and processes for the annual India-based Leadership Journey (up to 2-3 cohorts per year once scaled):
    • Adapt and implement the application process for each Journey, including promotion, intake, initial screening, and review by a Selection Committee
    • Develop and manage systems to track, support, evaluate, and find synergies between cohort members’ leadership projects
    • Review and contribute 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
    • Oversee the documentation of all India-based Journey systems and processes
  • 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
  • Work with the India Program Coordinator to support the India Program Director with tracking budget expenditures, and reviewing contracts and agreements related to the 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 alumni and partners
  • Ensure program quality including monitoring, evaluation, and learning, accountability, partnerships, alliances, communications, and program cycle management

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in leadership training curriculum development and/or implementation for Indian audiences across different sectors (Public, Private, INGO/NGO, Academia and, Philanthropy) and diverse socio-demographic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated track record of independently designing and developing curricula as well as processes, systems and tools to create, adapt, and contextualize instructional products that truly serve diverse audiences from different cultures.

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
  • 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):

  • Women’s Leadership, Gender Equality and/or Global or Public Health experience, particularly in an Indian context, is a plus
  • Knowledge of digital & online learning modalities is a plus
  • Additional 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 GFS Consulting Private Limited 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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