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Job id : 107859
Program Manager
MiracleFeet India
Location: Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
Posted on Apply by: 31 Dec 2018
Relevant Sectors Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
 Job Description
Position Title:
Program Manager
Reports to:
Executive Director
MiracleFeet is an international nonprofit organization that increases access to proper treatment for children born with clubfoot in developing countries through partnerships with local healthcare providers. There are over one million people living with untreated clubfoot around the world, making it one of the primary causes of physical disability in the world. Thanks to a non-surgical treatment known as the Ponseti Method, it is possible to treat clubfoot effectively and safely for as little as $250 per child. By increasing access to treatment, MiracleFeet gives children born with clubfoot the chance to live healthy, productive lives.
MiracleFeet supports clubfoot programs in 25 countries which have treated over 32,000 children till date and has the long-term vision to end to the disability caused by untreated clubfoot globally by working collaboratively with the Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI) and local healthcare and NGO partners, as described in the GCI RunFree 2030 Global Plan. This calls for every low- and middle-income country to have an established national clubfoot program that reaches 70% of all children born with clubfoot by 2030.
India has the largest clubfoot population in the world with 35,000 children born with clubfoot every year. MiracleFeet began working in India in 2011 and has supported the treatment of over 13,000 children.  In 2014, MiracleFeet India was established in Mumbai with the vision of building a self-sustainable, Indian-led NGO focused on clubfoot. Since then, MiracleFeet India has gained the support of leading Indian corporations and foundations and has recruited an all-Indian Board of Directors composed of business and medical leaders passionate about tackling the cause of clubfoot. MiracleFeet India is officially registered as the “MiracleFeet Foundation for Eliminating Clubfoot” and is FCRA, 12AA and 80G registered.  MiracleFeet India has a growing team based in Mumbai & Uttar Pradesh, with oversight from the MiracleFeet India Board of Directors. 
The Program Manager, based at Aurangabad, will be responsible for development and oversight of programme implementation in clubfoot clinics primarily in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, leveraging the private healthcare systems, developing partnerships to implement the programme, hiring and managing a team of Program Executives and expanding the programme over the next 5 years. The position will report to the Executive Director.
The Program Manager will work on developing all areas of clubfoot management including treatment, continuing education, supply chain management, parent education and community outreach, monitoring and evaluation. This position involves collaboration with clubfoot providers, medical and administrative directors at participating clinics and government representatives. The Program Manager will support existing clinics and work to expand the network of clinics throughout Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
1.       Programme implementation and oversight
2.       Partnerships and Liaisons.
3.       Management & administration
         I.            Programme implementation and oversight
  • Provide oversight to several clubfoot clinics based in public, trust and private hospitals across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
  • Develop Program to ensure that medical providers are trained in the Ponseti Method
  • Hire and manage Program Executives who will coordinate on-site clinic activities and support services
  • Help organize training workshops for health workers and Program Executives
  • Identify strategies to keep children in treatment for the entire duration of casting and brace phases.
  • Ensure that clinics have needed supplies according to their agreements and needs.
  • Organize provision of medical supplies from both government as well as MiracleFeet India
  • Maintain database of children across enrolment and through all phases of treatment using data collection tools to be determined by MiracleFeet India team
  • Monitor clinic patient records to ensure that they are accurate and kept updated
  • Follow Monitoring and Evaluation guidelines to meet and exceed treatment quality standards
  • Conduct regular support visits to participating clinics for quality control
  • Collaborate with doctors to implement clinic protocols and guidelines
  • Promote and conduct outreach/education about the availability of clubfoot treatment at partner clinics with the goal of increasing the number of children accessing services.
  • Develop long term strategy for program expansion
       II.            Partnerships and Liaisons
  • Develop and Implement an awareness strategy to partner with maternity homes, gynecologists, pediatricians and orthopedics to identify and refer newly born children with clubfoot
  • Partner with the government to work in district hospitals and medical colleges
  • Develop and implement an awareness strategy with private sector network providers like agri commodity providers (seed and fertliser) micro-finance institutions (large membership based) to identify children with clubfoot.
  • Identify and develop pathways for patients to be treated at the clubfoot clinic
  • Carry out all liasoning activities with hospital administration at all levels
  • Represent the organisation in a range of platforms as may be required including with programme partners and donors at all levels.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationship with all clinical partners
  • Communicate regularly with clinic practitioners to determine progress and assist in problem solving.
  • Liase with other organisations which work in the field of health care and develop areas of synergies
  • Participate in networking activities at district, regional and/or national level.
     III.            Management and Administration
  • Manage the activities of the clubfoot program within an approved annual budget
  • Ensure that funds are spent responsibly, and are accounted for in a transparent and secure manner
  • Document activities and prepare program and donor reports on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Assist in planning and programmatic review with the Executive Directos, international partner, and other stakeholders
  • Compile reports for local and international partner(s), and other donors
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Executive Director and required by the programme.
Level of Education
 Graduates with an advanced degree in Management, Social Sciences or Health Management
 7 – 10 years of programme management experience with at least 2-3 years’ experience of independently managing state / district level programme operations.
  • Proven experience in demand generation through a mix of leveraging private sector distribution networks
  • Experience of engaging with hospital administration officials at varying levels including experience of working with senior officials at the state/ district level
  • Proven experience in financial management including designing and tracking programme budgets
  • Proficiency in use of computers including MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Hindi
  • Willingness to travel 60% of time
  • Experience in the health sector in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh would be preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as under supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in teams with partners
  • Possesses good interpersonal, negotiating and communication skills

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Posted on Apply by: 31 Dec 2018

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