Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) seeks to transform the health sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it becomes ecologically sustainable and a leading advocate for environmental health and justice. With offices on four continents and partners around the world, Health Care Without Harm is leveraging the health sector’s expertise, purchasing power, political clout, workforce development, and moral authority to create the conditions for healthy people, communities, and the environment.
Working closely with Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, is the leading nonprofit membership and network organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,300 members throughout the United States.
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) will be launching a new four year project in partnership with UNDP in early 2018. This initiative addresses the intersection between health, human rights and the environment in developing countries. It will promote procurement practices that consider environmental and social impacts, as well as cost-efficiency and affordability when defining how processes will be sustainable. UNDP and HCWH will advocate for the integration of sustainable procurement and waste management practices in national policies, programs and plans.
This initiative will leverage the broad reach and deep relationships that HCWH has established with hospitals and health systems, both public and private on every continent through its Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network. It will also help scale up best practices developed by HCWH together with leading health systems in the U.S. The initiative aims to aggregate demand for sustainable manufacturing and waste management in a critical number of project countries and to slowly but surely move the supply chain towards greater sustainability. The outcome expected is a corresponding positive impact on the environment and on the health of patients, hospital staff, and workers at medical product manufacturing sites and of local communities.
The initiative focuses on two distinct groups of developing countries whose health economies are interrelated. First, it aims to work in a group of lower income countries to develop and pilot a set of procurement practices and policies aimed at sustainability that synergize with the SPHS strategy of greening global health aid through UN agencies and other international organizations, multilateral agencies and bilateral donors. Second, in its global component, the project will work in fast growing economies whose health sectors make up a sizable portion of world consumption, have a major influence in other countries in their region, and whose industrial sectors produce many of the products for the global supply chain—including for the United Nations. These include Brazil, China, India and South Africa. Engaging these countries in sustainable procurement strategies in symphony with similar work in Europe and the US will be aimed at building critical mass to move global production.
HCWH in partnership with UNDP will be implementing a four year sustainable procurement project across ten countries (4 countries and two regions directly managed by HCWH). The Project Manager will be responsible for all project management aspects from inception to conclusion of the project in 4 countries and two regions, reporting to the International Managing Director, and working closely with the project’s program lead, with HCWH US Chief Operations Officer and the leadership of HCWH in the various project countries and regions. HCWH works through partners and regional offices in the United States, Latin America, South East Asia, South Africa, China, India and Europe.
The project manager will be responsible for providing business support and project structure, making sure the project is on track financially and programmatically, leading all financial and reporting management aspects of the project.
The Project Manager will be a liaison between the International and Operations teams on all aspects of this project. As a member of the HCWH International Team, they will provide support and leadership to HCWH’s international work and contribute to HCWH’s capacity to manage its international grants. The project manager will also be part of the U.S. finance and administration team, which has responsibility for the project’s financial and administrative management.
HCWH is looking for a highly experienced Project Manager with expertise in multi-country projects, particularly with regards to financial management, project management and donor compliance. Proven ability to tackle difficult program management issues and solve problems in a constructive, positive and ultimately results-driven way.
Sound financial management and grant management experience together with networking skills and relationship building skills, and excellent abilities to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a complex and networked organization, providing guidance and leadership.
Full time position. This position regularly requires attending calls outside of office hours and some weekend work. The person should be flexible to accommodate working with different time zones.
What’s In It For You?
To Apply Or Inquire
Upload a cover letter and resume to Veronique Nagle, HR Director, Here . Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only competitive candidates will be invited to participate further in the recruitment process. Position open until filled. Interviewing on a rolling basis.
Commitment to Diversity
Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are committed to seeking and sustaining culturally and ethnically diverse organizations, and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving the mission of the organizations in respectful ways. HCWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.