Senior Program Field Officer

at miraclefeet
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 24, 2023
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Closing date3 Feb 2023
About MiracleFeet

MiracleFeet is a global nonprofit working to eliminate a leading cause of physical disability worldwide. Over two million children live with the severe consequences of a treatable birth defect known as clubfoot. MiracleFeet maintains that globally about 200,000 babies are born with clubfoot each year. This is based on an expected global clubfoot birth prevalence of about 1.42 per 1000 births; in other words, clubfoot affects about 1 in 700 births per year worldwide.

Thanks to a non-surgical solution called the Ponseti method, 95 percent of cases can be fully treated for less than $500. Since 2010, MiracleFeet has scaled this proven, low-cost treatment to 34 countries where children previously had limited or no access to care. Still, today fewer than one in five children has access to treatment. In East Africa, our program focus counties include Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Our Team: Culture

Join our movement where we work toward a world where all children born with clubfoot can realize their rights to quality treatment. We are in it to end it! Our global team is made up of global health professionals, social entrepreneurs, project managers, data nerds, innovators, and activists. In accordance with our values, we strive to create a collaborative, collegial, and respectful environment to ensure all staff feel valued, included, and appreciated. In all facets of our work, we celebrate creative thinking and problem-solving.

Summary

The Senior Program Field Officer (SPFO) will support the facilitation, development, and implementation of national-driven programs aimed at timely and equitable treatment of children with clubfoot in East Africa. The SPFO will support the program team in communicating with field partners/stakeholders and reviewing, evaluating, funding, and monitoring MiracleFeet-supported clubfoot treatment projects. The role also entails partnering with local clubfoot treatment providers and hospitals to create, support, and expand existing clubfoot clinics. The work of the SPFO will consist of keeping abreast of relevant issues, trends, and policy developments relevant to clubfoot and public health; building and maintaining relationships with other key stakeholders especially partners; and participating in stakeholders collaboratives. Additional responsibilities include participation in cross-programmatic and organization-wide activities, and development and implementation of strategies and clubfoot grantmaking best practices. The SPFO reports to the Program Manager (PM), East Africa and works closely with the rest of the program management team. The position is based in either Uganda or Zimbabwe.

Essential Functions

Program Development, Monitoring, and Strategic Planning

Support the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of program and partner activities.
Develop and advance partnerships and assist in growing MiracleFeet’s network of strategic allies in East Africa.
Strengthen relationships with project partners in East Africa, providing programmatic assistance, appreciative coaching, and empathy.
Facilitate, conduct and maintain due diligence in sourcing, screening, selecting, evaluating, and strengthening existing and potential partners.
Guide partners to be sustainable and impactful in their day-to-day work and to thrive beyond MiracleFeet's funding while promoting advocacy activities with key government leaders and other decision makers.
Ensure that clubfoot programs are designed and implemented in alignment with MiracleFeet’s core values, and in line with the RunFree2030 Global Plan.
Meaningfully and actively support MiracleFeet organization-wide activities, events, and campaigns to advance the treatment of clubfoot in East Africa.
Together with the PM provide on-going support and capacity building to partners and provide direction and guidance in day-to-day program coordination and implementation in accordance with MiracleFeet’s organizational priorities and strategic approach.
Support the PM in developing plans with partners to ensure growth, quality, and s

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