HealthRight International Vacancy: Director of Program Development - New York, USA

BASED IN: New York, New York

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Employee

HealthRight International is a global health organization that builds access to health services for marginalized populations, with particular focus on FOUR marginalized populations including: women and children; migrant populations; at-risk adolescents; and LGBT individuals. Employing a human rights-based approach, HealthRight works closely with community-based partners to build local capacity and create sustainable programs that have lasting impact. HealthRight works in places that few other organizations work, with populations few others work with, all while employing a community-based approach few others can. Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the United States.

HealthRight’s At-risk Adolescents Health Program implements a range of projects that aim to link vulnerable adolescents to health services, as well as address critical health issues during the second decade of life, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights, substance use, conflict with the law, and gender-based violence.  Current projects are operating in Ukraine, with ambitions to expand to Kenya, Nepal and the U.S.


Program Management
  • Oversee the implementation of high quality adolescent health programs within the organization;
  • Build a robust portfolio of adolescent health projects and funders in all countries where HealthRight works;
  • Provide technical guidance to program staff on all aspects of work including proposal development, intervention design, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems;
  • Lead reporting efforts, including ensuring high quality reports, in a timely manner to funders and other key stakeholders;
  • Develop tools and products that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the program;
  • Develop and manage budgets and cash flow in concert with the Finance Director and finance staff;
  • Ensure high quality data management systems, and ensure that data are used for program improvement and program strategy, as well as reporting;
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with field offices and stakeholders in the field;
  • Strategic Vision and Leadership
  • Lead program development including cultivating potential donors and partners, coordinating grant applications, identifying new areas of work and innovative solutions, and securing financing for any new projects developed internally;
  • In concert with the Executive Director, chart and execute a strategic growth plan for the program that is aligned to both local needs and the overall organizational strategy and core mission;
  • Remain current in best practices for adolescent health to ensure program quality and inform strategic vision and direction;
  • Contribute, as needed, to strategic planning at the organizational level;
  • Communications and Advocacy
  • Represent HealthRight at national and global meetings, conferences and events;
  • Ensure program work is visible in internal HealthRight publications, reports and communications;
  • Ensure the external public visibility of the program through publications, presentations, op-eds and all types of media;
Human Resource Management
  • Hire, develop and retain staff;
  • Manage field staff programmatic operations and proposal development collaborations effectively;
  • Create a positive work environment that supports personal and professional growth resulting in a high functioning, results-oriented team.
  • MPH or equivalent masters degree required, doctorate a plus;
  • >5 years of field work in low/middle income settings related to adolescent health; experience in HIV a plus;
  • The ability to motivate and work effectively with staff and Board members;
  • Proven track record of securing new grants to support programming;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
NOTE: The above listed duties constitute an outline of the core tasks and responsibilities associated with this position.  These may be adjusted, modified, expanded or otherwise revised at any time as deemed necessary by the organization.

Job email id: humanresources(at)

closing date: 25 May 2016