BMET Program Director
Engineering World Health (EWH)
Location: North Carolina, USA
Last Date: September 25, 2011
Engineering World Health (EWH), a 501C3 Corporation located in North Carolina,
is looking for a senior level executive to lead one of our flagship programs –
The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) training program. Candidates should
have operational project management experience in the developing world and
knowledge of the global health community.
Engineering World Health is an extraordinary fusion of engineers, scientists,
and physicians who donate their time and talents to positively impact the
quality of healthcare in disadvantaged areas around the world. The EWH mission
is to improve the quality of health care in hospitals that serve resource-poor
communities of the developing world. Our two cornerstone programs include 1) the
Summer Institute, which provides the opportunity for university students to work
in hospitals in Africa and Central America, and 2) an in-country biomedical
equipment technician (BMET) training program.
EWH is developing BMET projects in four countries: Rwanda, Cambodia, Ghana, and
Honduras. The purpose of the BMET program is to provide practical, technical
training to developing world hospital technicians in their home countries. The
goal of the program is to increase the technical capacity of the target country
by developing a wide base of skilled technicians within the country who can
repair and maintain medical equipment, resulting in improved health care. As an
outcome, the country should have a sustainable program that can continue to
train technicians at a local educational institution after direct EWH
involvement in the country comes to an end.
We are looking for a BMET Program Director with the following executive level
- Operational program leadership and capacity to think strategically
- Effective and consistent resource management
- Executive presence and relationship management skills
- Strong technical acumen with a business orientation
- Strong communication skills and effective multi-cultural team leadership
- Developing world knowledge and experience working with country level
The BMET Program Director will be directly responsible for the implementation
and administration of the overall EWH BMET program, but will work closely with
the Four Country Coordinators and EWH main office. Specific responsibilities
project budgets: The Program Director will
work with the Country Coordinators and must manage and record the program’s
expenditures to ensure that the each aspect of the program receives sufficient
funding and that the entire program stays within budget.
and Deliverables: Milestones and deliverables
have been developed for the program. The Program Director must ensure that
goals are being met and that program performance is on target and communicate
progress to EWH leadership.
reporting requirements set forth by funders:
EWH’s funders require periodic written reports on the progress of the program
before authorizing continued financial support. The Program Director must work
with the funders and staff to develop and coordinate appropriate reporting
formats and ensure their delivery in a timely manner.
success of program and student progress: The
Program Director will assist EWH educational partners with developing and
recording measurements of the success of the program. These could include
student understanding, numbers of students trained, and impact on the local
hospitals, health care systems, and patients.
sustainability of the training program after EWH direct involvement ends:
Thus far, EWH has received funding for 3-year
training programs. An educational institution must be identified who is
dedicated to continuing the training program after this time period.
opportunities for expansion of the EWH BMET Training Program:
The Program Director will work with the EWH office in Durham,
NC, to identify, investigate, and secure locations and funding sources for
expanding the BMET training program.
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