Hope Walks is a $3.3 million organization that builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. They train and equip national healthcare providers in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, their work makes freedom from clubfoot a reality and serves as a platform to share the gospel. Founded in 2006 under the banner of CURE International, Hope Walks works in 13 African and 3 Latin American countries, becoming a separate organization just over a year ago.
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Acting in a strategic and visionary capacity, the Vice President, Programs will provide programmatic governance to national clubfoot programs globally (Africa and Latin America) to achieve organizational objectives. This position will focus on managing, supporting and empowering the regional and national leadership to develop the capacity to ensure quality outcomes medically and spiritually. S/He will lead the team of four Regional Managers who directly support the national clubfoot programs. The Vice President, Programs will be a part of the senior leadership team reporting directly to and working closely with the President and VP of Operations.
Strategic and Operational Leadership
Develop and support the programmatic vision, plan and goals in accordance with the established organizational mission and vision.
Develop and implement new program initiatives in cooperation with regional program leadership and provide direct oversight of larger or more complex programs and startups to achieve strategic and operational goals of the organization.
Support recruitment, selection, performance appraisal and professional development of all program staff to fulfill their respective responsibilities and reach their full potential.
Provide oversight and coordination of the annual budget process, implementing sound financial management systems, and ensuring appropriate utilization of resources and accountability in accordance with the approved fiscal year budget.
Work collaboratively with the Hope Walks grants, development and communication staff to ensure that expected outcomes are achieved and resources needed for reporting are received in a timely manner.
Develop the exploration and expansion of international partnerships to capitalize on potential programmatic and funding opportunities toward sustainable programs.
Ensure and support compliance with all in-country laws, government and organizational policies and procedures.
Promote a culture of continuous quality improvement in all programs, ensuring a comprehensive system for monitoring, evaluation and implementation of learnings.
Support and empower an outcomes-focused culture, ensuring appropriate outcomes are measured for children treated, parental satisfaction and spiritual ministry.
Ensure the Hope Walks’ Spiritual Ministry Model is appropriately implemented, monitored and outcomes reported.
Support regional leadership in the development and implementation of spiritual ministry training, mentoring, resources and tools appropriate to local context.
Actively monitor emerging evidence pertaining to holistic care and promote the translation of evidence into ministry practice in low and middle-income countries.
Support the implementation of evidence-based models of care and practice guidelines that consider barriers and solutions to implementation in low and middle-income countries.
Support regional leadership in the development and implementation of clinical training, mentoring programs, resources and tools appropriate to local context in collaboration with international partners as appropriate.
Actively monitor emerging evidence pertaining to clubfoot treatment and promote the translation of evidence into clinical practice.
A personal, active faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission of Hope Walks.
Master’s degree preferred in a relevant area, such as International Development, Public Health, Health Administration, International Relations or International Business.
Minimum ten (10) years international leadership experience, preferably with an NGO providing healthcare services.
Fluency in written and spoken English; and at least one relevant foreign language preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work in culturally, politically and economically diverse contexts.
Demonstrated ability to form high functioning teams and partnerships, including excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
Excellent knowledge of common technology: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Zoom. Ability to travel both domestically and internationally 20-30% of the time.
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