|Introduction: Build Health International (BHI) is looking for a motivated, organized, and mission-driven candidate to support the scale-up of its international Medical Oxygen Program in response to COVID-19. This position will require managing, tracking, and completing a high volume of operations tasks under tight timelines to support medical oxygen assessment and repair projects in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. The ideal candidate would have strong administrative and organizational skills, proven attention to detail, and an action orientation. Professional backgrounds of promising candidates could include public health, international relations, engineering, infrastructure, project management, or health systems strengthening. Success in this role requires a strong willingness to learn, a sense of urgency, and a commitment to scaling up the BHI Medical Oxygen Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent health needs.
About BHI: BHI is one of the leading NGOs operating at the intersection of medical oxygen and sustainable energy delivery in resource-constrained settings. BHI’s medical oxygen program builds on its unique expertise in the construction and repair of hospitals, clinics, and other health infrastructure in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). BHI promotes global equity by developing high-quality health infrastructure to enable access to dignified and affordable healthcare in resource-constrained regions of the world. Founded in 2014, BHI is a dynamic organization that is growing rapidly to address unmet needs for health facility improvements in response to COVID-19 and other pressing public health challenges in LMICs. This position will interact with a wide variety of members of the BHI team, including architects, engineers, project managers, and senior BHI leadership, as well as external partners.
BHI Approach: BHI optimizes outcomes in a climate of scarcity, enabling our partners to provide care to those who need it most. We work to make each of our healthcare facilities a part of robust public healthcare systems that will provide long-term quality, accessible, and affordable care to the local community.
- Beyond Infrastructure: Focused on providing dignified healthcare and bringing partners together to increase impact for patients, clinicians, and communities worldwide.
- Local Talent: Recruiting, training, and partnering with local labor and medical staff impacts economic development and facility longevity.
- Energy Efficiency: Stable electricity is one of the most significant barriers to improving health systems and services in low-resource settings; we aim to provide affordable, efficient, and operationally effective sources.
- Sustainability: Our multidisciplinary team and collaborative partners plan, design, and construct innovative solutions that impact health and environmental outcomes.
- Management Support for Medical Oxygen Program: Organize, track, and support a wide variety of assessment, repair, system improvement, and training projects in hospitals and other health care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Haiti.
- Program Coordination: Ensure effective coordination and open, organized communication, information sharing, and tracking pending items between BHI’s biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, the architectural team, partnership management, development and communications, administration, and senior leadership.
- Medical Oxygen Partnership Development Support: Facilitate and coordinate project meetings across all BHI business units and high-level priority partners, including the WHO, UNICEF, Partners In Health, and the Every Breath Counts Coalition.
- Project Scheduling and Tracking: Tracking and scheduling of engineers, support staff, and consultants across multiple projects. Managing the schedule of team members deployed across project sites. Ensuring that projects are appropriately staffed, and that team members have sufficient travel and rest time between jobs. Ensure that projects are planned and staffed efficiently and that competing commitments are managed to prevent understaffing and double booking.
- Management Systems: Work with senior management to build and adapt management systems to plan and track the movement of personnel, assets, and equipment across different projects supported by diverse donors over a variety of contexts.
- 1-3 years of professional experience in a nonprofit, public policy, or global health-related field
- Bachelor’s Degree
- International experience or administrative experience in a health setting is preferred
- Mission-driven and service-oriented
- Strong organizational skills and project management skills, including attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong sense of urgency and focus on achieving results
- Strong problem-solving skills and commitment to learning and building expertise in an emerging field
- Adaptable, creative, and solutions-oriented approach to goals and challenges
- Strong cross-cultural awareness and a desire to partner with and learn from professionals in LMICS
- Ability to work well with a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and international team on complex and challenging assignments across time zones and under tight deadlines
- Open to change and able to productively manage complexity
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Flexible and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
- Ability to work some nights or weekends when required
- Advanced competence in professional software programs, including Google Suite, Zoom, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Teams)
- French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, or Portuguese language skills are a plus
- Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Compensation: Competitive base salary commensurate with experience.
Application: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
BHI partners with global health nonprofits who share our commitment to establishing healthcare as a human right. We collaborate with our partners throughout their projects, including planning, design, construction, and operation. Our strategy leverages global resources, invests in the local economy, and creates facilities that will continue to provide care for decades to come.
BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity in the workplace. BHI will make all employment and other placement decisions without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. These protections apply to all areas, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and benefits.