Vice President, International Operations

Title: Vice President of International Operations

Reports to: President & CEO

Serves on: Leadership Team

Direct Reports: To be determined, potentially Country Managers.

Location: TBD. Ideally, based in Malawi for 1–2 years, then Houston, TX base preferred. Open to Houston-based or remote with extended periods in Africa.


The Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) proclaims and demonstrates the gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging and supporting the healing ministries of our worldwide partners. Being a ministry, all work collegially and collaboratively.

MBF International’s Vice President of International Operations is a global health champion who will lead, strengthen, and grow MBF’s international partnership programs with a goal of equipping the indigenous church to develop financially sustainable medical ministry, form healthy and productive in-country networks, proclaim the Gospel, and achieve and maintain international quality standards.


Lead program strategy. Establish, develop and lead MBF program strategy in existing countries as well as lead expansion into new countries.

Create a consultative practice. Coach, mentor, develop, empower and direct MBF’s team in executing program strategy and adapting programs to provide services to MBF’s international partners in a consultative approach.

Be the impact champion. Drive impact and provide evidence of change. Promote and incorporate best practices in MBF’s programs and stay abreast of hospital programs worldwide.

Ensure program excellence. Lead program and staff development to deliver sustainable results in healthcare. Ensure rigorous research and reliable data. Manage M&E and grow the organization’s capacity to mine and use data to demonstrate results.

Spark innovation. Lead hospital and network program innovations, while ensuring that our programs are cost-effective, scalable, and replicable.

Influence peers and partners. Represent MBF in relevant technical working group meetings, conferences, and contribute to global community health standards and protocols. Build close relationships with other health systems technical experts at foundations, academic institutes, international and national NGOs, African faith-based health organizations and government bodies, international organizations such as WHO, UN, and other global health organizations.


Program Leadership & Development

  1. Develop, refine and document key new MBF program initiatives.

  2. Envision, model, and initiate new country and program expansion.

  3. Build existing and new teams to accomplish new program initiatives.

  4. Ensure good understanding and buy-in from church owner leadership and hospital leadership in all health facility partners.

  5. Adhere to and adjust new initiative action plans and budget as necessary, as well as manage implementation.

  6. Analyze all new initiative data for any program re-design and adaptation.

Strategic Leadership and Results Management

  1. Ensure there is a documented annual program strategy, theory of change, and quarterly action plans with clear, measurable targets, and that these are aligned with MBF’s international strategies and goals.

  2. Facilitate and be accountable for execution and monitoring of strategy to a standard of excellence, reporting regularly on progress.

  3. Oversee the M&E team in the collection and reporting of all KPIs, results, and stories at country and program levels.

Representation & Partnership Management

  1. Engage and build strategic technical alliances with church leaders, appropriate government bodies, major donor agencies, academic institutions, other NGOs, church networks, and media.

  2. Manage broad, cross-cutting health systems partnerships with churches, network leadership, and other strategic partnerships, including new partner development.

  3. Visit program partners regularly to encourage, build relationships, and maintain vision.

  4. Ensure that the MBF brand becomes a mark of health care quality, representing the best of evidence-based practice.

Programs & Operations Management

  1. Promote MBF’s vision, mission and values and ensure they are the foundation of programmatic strategies and work.

  2. Approve all program schedules and coordinate across programs.

  3. Approve country budgets and monitor financial health, ensuring proper accounting, financial procedures, and local tax obligations are fulfilled in countries of operation.

  4. Ensure compliance with local laws and standards.

  5. Ensure compliance for the safeguarding of MBF assets in field countries.

  6. Support initiatives for field country member care and well-being.

Research & Program Impact Direction

  1. Research and stay up to date on the latest evidence in relevant program areas.

  2. Develop and oversee operational research studies and impact evaluations.

  3. Lead M&E and other program teams to analyze program data and use it to improve programs.

Spiritual Leadership

  1. Invest in the spiritual growth of field country teams.

  2. Encourage field country staff to demonstrate Christian values and behaviors in their work, with focus on integrity, good stewardship, and humility.

  3. Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff in alignment with MBF’s vision, mission, and values.

  4. Participate in and lead prayer and devotional meetings.


  • Commitment to and passion for MBF’s vision and mission.

  • Alignment with MBF’s Christian identity and mission philosophy and ability to relate to and work with all Christian denominations.

  • Agreement with MBF’s Statement of Faith.

  • Master’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Health Administration, Health Science or other relevant fields. MD/DO/PA/NP/RN degrees are a plus.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant hospital program management experience in the developing world, preferably in Africa.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of senior program management experience at headquarters level. Demonstration of leading a team to accomplish results.

  • Substantial experience in health program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Direct experience in building the capacity of partners, preferably faith-based hospitals or health centers.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively both internationally and domestically.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to improve business processes and practices to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

  • Ability to identify and implement best practices and continual performance measurement.

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and organizational skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, supervisory and leadership skills.

  • Proficient with the financial tools required to make estimates, business forecasts, and strategic decisions.


  • Salary: $120,000 annually.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and 401(k).

  • Vacation: Three (3) weeks.

  • Relocation: Yes, negotiable.

  • Travel: Somewhat extensive international travel, depending on location.

* MBF is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. In this regard, MBF conducts hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual.

** Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a), MBF has the right to and does hire only candidates who agree with its Statement of Faith.

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