Medical Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time Contract


Details: This position offers a competitive local Guatemalan salary



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



Oficina de Fundacion Familia Maya, Calle del Rastro


Mayan Families provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala through education and community development programs. We are located in Panajachel, Guatemala.

The Medical Program aims to provide primary health care to the clients we serve through the various Mayan Families programs. To support our ongoing efforts we are seeking a Medical Program Manager to help drive our program forward.


Preventative Health Program Management

  • Serve as the primary coordinator for our Women’s Health, Well Child, and Diabetes Education programs
  • Create and manage comprehensive budgets for all programs
  • Run consistent monitoring and evaluation for all programs
  • Externally promote and fundraise for each program
  • Promote the development of each program with Guatemalan staff members


  • Coordinate large campaigns with the communications department
  • Work with communications department to develop consistent messaging and branding for the program
  • Write regular blogs to highlight medical program
  • Produce regular, unique content for the communications team such as Facebook posts and news articles
  • Collaborate with communications team and donor relations to develop fundraising campaigns and create unique content
  • Be the point of contact for external inquiries from private and public medical facilities, partner nonprofits and other potential institutions of interest
  • Manage communications with VIP donors

Program Development

  • Manage a list of potential grant-giving organizations
  • Develop grant-writing calendar and apply for grants throughout the year
  • Write grants for preventative health programs
  • Conduct constant monitoring and evaluation for the medical program throughout the year
  • Collaborate with accounting to create a comprehensive program budget for the year

Clinic support

  • Coordinate medication and equipment ordering in the clinic
  • Assist with implementation of electronic charting system and electronic inventory
  • Collaborate with clinic staff to improve the day-to-day functioning of the clinic
  • Coordinate schedule and activities of visiting medical professionals volunteering in the clinic - oversee the Medical Coordinator and assist with medical volunteers


  • Supervise and train interns and volunteers
  • Assist with tasks and duties as required sometimes working outside of the Medical Program


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher required. Preferred degrees include Public Health, Natural Sciences, Nursing, International Development, Nonprofit Management or related fields. A Master’s in Public Health would be preferred.

  • Experience in the healthcare field and public health required.
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience living and working in a cross-cultural setting preferably in Latin America or with indigenous people
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken in Spanish and English - fluency in both languages required
  • Strong writing skills - able to write compelling stories and communicate in a courteous, professional manner
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain a professional and friendly manner when working with donors, clients, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team without close supervision
  • Flexibility - able to easily adapt to changing needs in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills and an eye for detail
  • Ability to multi-task, meet critical deadlines, and provide excellent follow up
  • Ability to work in a multicultural setting and with co-workers from varying backgrounds
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Willing to take initiative


  • Understanding of social and economic issues facing indigenous Guatemalans
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with a non-profit
  • Previous experience working with indigenous populations
  • Salesforce knowledge

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English and Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and available start date to:

Please write "Medical Program Manager" as the subject line.

This position needs to be filled as soon as possible. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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