Smile Train Senior Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Smile Train Senior Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia


Devise, plan and implement local strategies to achieve the mission and goals of Smile Train in terms of high-quality and safe comprehensive cleft lip and palate care through effective management of programs and partnerships in Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti, ensuring that it aligns with and contributes to the global strategy and performance standards.

Ensure and take full responsibility for all legal compliances within the region and with the applicable laws of the United States. Be the 'face' of Smile Train in the region.

Act when and where necessary to ensure the best interests of the organization and our programs. Prepare and monitor the budget. Be responsible for ensuring full compliance with Smile Train’s Safety & Quality Protocol and organizational Guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual budget and long-term and short-term action plans to reach as many cleft-affected children as possible with cleft treatment, as quickly as possible, in the most cost-effective manner, whilst maintaining high standards of safety and quality. Submit the budget for regional review and, once finalized, implement the same in the best possible manner.

  • Within the framework of the approved budget, draw up operational plans with measurable targets, specific checkpoints, and clear financial commitments.

  • Institute suitable business processes and necessary control mechanisms for the continual monitoring of financial, programmatic, and medical targets in the region.

  • Receive, review, and analyze all grant requests from local stakeholders, most typically local partner hospitals, and carry out ‘due diligence’ to either reject or approve those that fall within the agreed financial authority and plans, sharing with headquarters when additional approvals are required.

  • Ensure all operations are legally and financially transparent and in compliance with all local laws and laws of the U.S. that apply to local business practices.

  • Be the local representative and spokesperson for Smile Train, and the ‘eyes and ears’ in the region.
    Speak up, when and where necessary, about the organization’s aims, values and practices; keep track of cleft-related issues and developments and share this feedback internally and with partners.

  • Lead efforts to share Smile Train’s global messaging locally and help to build the brand and awareness of Smile Train programs in assigned region

  • Capture and share stories, images, and videos that help to tell Smile Train’s story and that could be used across the organization to further Smile Train’s mission.

  • Maintain communication with existing partner hospitals and work together to ensure success of current and future programs.

  • Continually seek out new Smile Train partners that can contribute to the furtherance of the organization’s goals, and elicit their support.

  • Build and nurture the ‘Smile Train’ brand, developing an image of a focused, committed, ethical and caring organization upholding and furthering ‘best practices’ in cleft care. To this end, develop and maintain effective communications with all key external constituencies, e.g. medical professionals, social and voluntary organizations, government functionaries, the media and patients/guardians.

  • Seek out and be actively engaged in forums that seek to highlight Smile Train’s contribution in the global health space

  • Serve as a point of contact for operations in the assigned region and communicate regularly with the East and Southern Africa Director to keep the Management informed about all significant developments and key plans.

    How to Apply

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