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Programme Director - Peer-Led Patient Advocacy

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About the Opportunity
Human Health Project (HHP) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals increase their health knowledge through the sharing of health information. HHP collects, analyzes, and shares health information to empower and inform individuals to achieve better health outcomes. Our patient-centered approach enables patients and caregivers to choose treatments based on evidence-based clinical data as well as the cumulative knowledge of the HHP community. We envision a world where all people have the information, skills and opportunities to lead healthy lives.

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- Initiating and setting goals for the Peer-Led Patient Advocacy programme according to the strategic objectives of Human Health Project (HHP)
- Planning the programme from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
- Help bring awareness and support for HHP's Peer-Led Patient Advocacy programme
- Developing or approving budgets and operations

We are looking for an experienced Programme VP/Director to supervise the Peer-Led Patient Advocacy. You will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of the programme. You will supervise volunteer coordinators and serve as a coach and mentor for volunteers within the Programme team and Programme departments and inform management on progress and performance.

A successful Programme VP/Director must have a broad knowledge of programme management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop their subordinates.

The goal is to ensure the Peer-Led Patient Advocacy programme is delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to the organization.



- Initiate and set goals for the programme according to the strategic objectives of the organization
- Ensure that the programme is are aligned with the HHP mission, are developed, executed, evaluated, modified, and expanded or dismantled to maximize mission impact
- Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the programme goals
- Establish and sustain networks with partner organizations, peers, community groups and organizations as they pertain to programmes and services, in coordination with the CEO
- Plan the programme from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
- Work collaboratively with the Director of Development and Business Development to assure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out the programme work.
- Successfully engage with the fundraising team.
- Develop or approve budgets and operations
- Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
- Supervise the programme and volunteer coordinators involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
- Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
- Maintain appropriate balance between the Peer-Led Patient Advocacy programme and administration
- Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.
- Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management.
- Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, and programme expansion.
- Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top quality, diverse staff and volunteers.
- Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed
- Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues
- Ensure the Peer-Led Patient Advocacy programme operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
- Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the programmes.
- Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations


- Proven experience as programme director or other managerial position
- Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
- Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, trade associations, foundations, corporate sponsors, and practitioner groups
- Ability to effectively negotiate contract terms related to services and programmes on behalf of the organisation subject to the approval of the CEO
- Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
- Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
- Working knowledge of G Suite and programme management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project, etc.)
- A business acumen with a strategic ability
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- Demonstrated leadership, coaching and relationship management experience and strong demonstrated success managing funder as well as collaborative relationships
- An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
- Excellent communication skills
- BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus

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Communication Skills,
Management/Business Skills,
Organisational Skills,
Social Support

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