Program Officer - Latin America & the Caribbean

  • Job posted by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/10/2018

Address

Battle Creek
Michigan
United States

Description

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive and the nation’s fifth largest foundation, is seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean Programs focused on Health for its programs in Haiti. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health, and well-being; and family economic security. The Haiti team partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to create a network of organizations working together to advance Haiti’s economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need.

 

Serving under Rui Mesquita Cordeiro, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Programs, and alongside with Alix Cantave (Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, focused on Haiti) the new Program Officer will provide expanded leadership to key program efforts that nurture opportunities for positive, systemic change in health outcomes in southwest and central Haiti. The new Program Officer will have the unique opportunity to build new partnerships and expand the foundation’s work in the region to address both immediate and long term challenges by: enhancing partnerships with community networks  and alliances working toward improving the quality, access, and management of food and water systems within rural communities; and building capacity in the healthcare workforce so mothers and babies have increased access to culturally competent healthcare from birth to early childhood. These initiatives are focused on improving conditions for vulnerable children and families and the communities where they live. The new Program Officer will join a dynamic, passionate, and committed team based in Boston, Mexico City, and Battle Creek, Michigan dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Haiti. 

 

The successful candidate for this role will possess a deep and sophisticated understanding of the socio-political contours of Haiti. S/he will possess demonstrated organizing experience including the skill to facilitate authentic, productive dialogue within diverse communities and settings, and will have the cultural fluency to curate a portfolio reflective of the community’s needs and responsive to the wisdom of local mores and leadership. The new Program Officer will bring a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, and the ability to adapt quickly to change. Substantial work experience in public health or medicine in Haiti as well as fluency in Haitian Creole, French, and English are required. A Master’s degree in health, health policy, social work, or a field relevant to the portfolio is preferred. This position is based in the US with extensive travel expected. US work authorization is required.

 

 

 



Level of Language Proficiency

Haitian Creole, French, and English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

WKKF-POHAITI@nonprofitprofessionals.com

This search is being conducted with the assistance of Carolyn Ho and Melinda Thomas of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-POHAITI@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



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