Program Manager, Health, New York, United States 945 views

The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

In 2019, the Foundation launched its Precision Public Health that will leverage advances in data science to transform the delivery of primary health services at the community level. It brings together the legacy of The Rockefeller Foundation in science driven philosophy with a collaborative approach that works with and through partners at the country and global level.

Reporting to the MD Program for Health, the Program Manager will help develop and steward the portfolio of implementation partners who advance our precision public health approach. The Manager will bring a keen understanding of health systems strengthening, with emphasis on national digital health systems and experience with in-country program implementation. The role will support and strengthen relationships with grantees and partners, while sharing knowledge, promoting innovation and facilitating collaboration.

The Manager will work closely within the team structure to ensure program strategy alignment between global partners and country implementation.

Some travel is required to countries in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Support the Managing Director, Program in the management of a portfolio of program partners within the Health initiative with processes related to work planning, relationship management, knowledge management as well as monitoring and reporting.
  • Engage grantees and partners to ensure timely engagement by setting agendas for check-ins, documenting progress and lessons learned, and providing analytical assessments to elevate opportunities for adaptive management and course correction.
  • Coordinate activities with and across grantees to plan and manage monitoring visits, field trips and program related meetings.
  • Monitor and research trends and new developments in global health including, but not limited to country policy movements, global dialogues in primary and community health, new research related to digital health and frontline technologies, important upcoming key events, etc.
  • Liaise with the Communications, Policy and Advocacy team to support communications and influence efforts, including planning of program related convenings and trips through the development of event agendas, briefing reports, talking points, input into speeches, as required.
  • Support in the preparation of internal documents including program inputs for board meetings and quarterly reviews, as well as other internal communications.
  • Research potential grantees and experts, write concept notes and grant memos, conduct due diligence, and review grantees’ proposal and budget documents.
  • Where appropriate, represent the Health team on working groups, committees and external events or conferences.
  • Collaborate with the Asia and Africa Regional Offices to maintain strategic alignment and timely communication.
  • Education, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; Masters in Public Health, International Development or Business preferred.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ of professional experience in global health. In-country experience in South Asia and/or Sub-Saharan Africa highly recommended.

  • Familiarity with community based health services and/or digital health systems highly recommended.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively partner with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver novel insights and practical solutions.
  • Strong relationship building and management skills and comfort working in a dynamic environment.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker with strong technical, strategic and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission and core values – effectiveness, equity, integrity, innovation and leadership.
  • Excellent judgement and professional standards, with a proven ability to handle sensitive or confidential organizational issues, and to apply appropriate judgement in complex situations.
  • The ability to travel occasionally – both domestically and internationally – and a willingness to be flexible in working hours working across different time zones.
  • Qualifications and Competencies

  • Execution: Strong project management skills, upward management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Partnership and Relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.
  • Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning. Experience in system thinking and adaptive strategic planning.
  • Leadership: Vision, innovation, thought leadership, collaboration, integrity, accountability and emotional intelligence.
  • Data and Analytics: Experience with latest big data tools and methodologies.
  • Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening written and verbal skills.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

    The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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