Thursday, November 19, 2015

Program Manager (Surgeon Training) - SightLife (Apply by: December 04, 2015)

Program Manager-Surgeon Training, SightLife, New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Program Manager-Surgeon Training, SightLife, New Delhi
Headquartered at Seattle, WA-USA, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization, focused solely on eliminating corneal blindness.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and its Global Partners restore sight to more than 20 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banks, which are centers for the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
SightLife’s mission is to eliminate corneal blindness globally, through partnerships with eye banks in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s 10 million persons, estimated to suffer from curable corneal blindness, live.
SightLife constituted a small team of senior management and distribution professionals in India in 2010 for this purpose and building on the organization’s global expertise, has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to support the development of eye banks and corneal surgeons, across India.

This is an exciting opportunity to come on board an ambitious social initiative which has already begun to beneficially impact millions of Indians suffering from reversible blindness.
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Reporting to the SightLife’s Director- Surgeon Training and working collaboratively with key globalSightLife staff and subject matter experts, the Program Manager-Surgeon Training shall be responsible for building and managing SightLife programs in India.
The focus of the role is to implement the surgeon training program in India. The role will plan and execute training events, build relationships with eye hospitals and corneal surgeons, and support policy and advocacy efforts.
Key Responsibilities:
(1) Support the Surgical Skills Transfer Program, from planning to execution of programs;
(2) Develop strong relationships with corneal surgeons and researchers, key thought leaders and administrators at partner organizations. Be proactive in understanding trends in corneal surgery both nationally and internationally and issues that are likely to impact SightLife’s global mission;
(3) Develop relationships with key stakeholders at partner organizations;
(4) Ensure participation or representation at national and international trade shows, as necessary;
(5) Serve as host to visiting corneal surgeons and other VIPs in India;  
(6) Manage event logistics such as travel, registration, set-up requirements, etc.; communicate event details to internal and external audiences;
(7) Manage the tracking, monitoring and gathering of project level reports and program information from the field to meet customer service and accountability standards for partners;
(8) Professional, social, engaged, yet measured interaction with corneal surgeons and their staff in various settings such as the operating room, clinic, professional conferences and social settings;  
(9) Support online communications activities, including drafting text for website and various publications;
(10) Engage key opinion leaders in Sightlife’s policy and advocacy efforts, led by the Regional Director of Strategic Initiatives;
(11) Conduct research and prepare background information for policy decisions, meetings, advocacy and other outreach;
(12) Serve as in-country liaison between surgeon training and eye bank development programs, working closely with SightLife’s Country Director.
(13) Ensure proper coordination of all surgeon training program activities in consultation with her/his supervisor.
(1)The applicant must possess a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), or Public Health (MPH), or other relevant professional qualification, from a top notch, premier institute.
(1) Minimum five years of progressive experience in healthcare, global health or marketing field;
(2) Minimum five years of progressive experience in building successful customer relations;
(3) Minimum two years of project management expertise.
Skills and Attributes:
(1) Experience in successfully building and maintaining client-based relationships; 
(2) Excellent communication skills in English and Hindi is essential. Knowledge of a third language shall be an advantage; 
(3) Exceptional verbal, written, analytical, presentation, customer service and interpersonal skills;
(4) Ability to coordinate projects with multiple and occasionally conflicting priorities, simultaneously. 
(5) Ability to meet deadlines and accurately attend to details in high pressure situations. 
(6) Excellent planning, time management, decision-making and organization skills;
(7) Self-motivated team player with desire and ability to learn rapidly;
(8) Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision;
(9) Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of staff levels and with external vendors;
(10) Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to use basic PCs, standard desktop software, Web meeting applications/ Virtual PC software and stay current with relevant technology and innovation;
(11) Commitment to the cause of corneal donation;
(12) High personal integrity and ethics;
(13) Ability to work late nights on periodic basis, as a participant in global meetings in different time zones;
(14) Ability to travel 20% of the time and internationally 10% of the time.
Gross compensation is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
New Delhi
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1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, 
New Friends Colony, 
Bharat Nagar, New Delhi -110 025

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, by or before December 4, 2015. For further details please visit our website

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