SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed sustainably strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services
We offer an exciting position based at our head office in Lucerne:
Head of International Health Programs (80 - 100%)
Overall responsibility for the department including team leading, planning, management, finance and human resources
Safeguarding sound public health standards, project cycle management, project development, monitoring and operational research
Ensuring the management of country programs in terms implementation, human resources, finances, processes and standards
Fostering close relations with investors and enable further growth through acquisition of new funding/mandates. This also includes compilation and review of applications and reports
As member of the SolidarMed directorate, contribute to the strategic and institutional development and to relations with the board
Represent the directorate at meetings with investors, academic partners or beneficiaries
To best fit into our team, you have the following qualifications:
Academic education in public health, medicine, epidemiology or development cooperation. Further training in business administration (MBA) is an asset.
3 years’ experience of health program implementation, preferably in Africa.
Sound management and leadership experience of at least medium-sized teams
Entrepreneurial thinking and successful acquisition of funding/mandates/grants in the past
As a flexible team player, you are a strong motivator with excellent leadership and communication skills
A good network of contacts in development cooperation in Switzerland or Europe is an asset.
Fluency in German and English, written and spoken. Working knowledge of French. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is an advantage.
Experience in implementation research is an asset
Swiss or EU National; work permit Switzerland
This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced public health professional from the development cooperation, NPO, academic or private sector.
We offer a pleasant working environment, modern working conditions, good social benefits, a wide range of training opportunities and the opportunity for national and international networking.
We offer you a versatile and exciting job with the possibility to use your competence in a multicultural environment for a meaningful goal.
As a valued employer for competent and committed employees, SolidarMed offers a high level of self-responsibility within a result-oriented culture.
A multi-cultural, professional and motivated team is waiting for you!
Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Head of International Health Program Department” as reference in the subject line of your email.
Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates
Deadline for applications: June 29th, 2018.
Starting date: As soon as possible, flexible
For further details, please contact Jochen Ehmer at SolidarMed at +41 - 41 310 66 60
We look forward to receiving your application!
Herr Jochen Ehmer (Emails werden bevorzugt)