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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 skills:

- 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 stakeholders 

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 include: 

·         Managing the 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.

·         Milestones 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. 

·         Adhering to 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.

·         Evaluating 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.

·         Ensuring 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.

·         Seeking 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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