ABOUT THE ARTISANAL GOLD COUNCIL
The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Victoria, Canada. The AGC is dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the developing world. Led by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the AGC is one of the few agencies in the world that has the sustainable development of the ASGM sector as its core mission.
Established in 2007, the AGC is known for innovation. We develop practical solutions to the challenges of the sector based on our deep field experience in artisanal and small-scale mining communities around the world. The AGC employs an integrated approach to our programs focused on improved practices, governance, health, the environment, gender, markets and livelihoods, and sharing knowledge.
The AGC is a fast-growing organization that is currently implementing projects in over a dozen countries around the world. For more, visit: www.artisanalgold.org
The Public Health Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of a variety of health-related activities and outcomes across the AGC’s programs.
Activities include but are not limited to cultivating relationships with governments, members of the medical community, NGOs and other institutions in various countries; coordinating health programs such as continuing education for health professionals and occupational health and safety training for miners; researching and developing health promotion material; advising and overseeing the collection of health data, designing guidelines and other tools to promote improved health outcomes in ASGM communities; communicating with other partners; as well as supporting various projects as needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
This role includes involvement in projects in various countries. In this regard, the public health program manager is tasked with:
1. Developing the AGC’s guidance document for how to develop a national public health strategy for ASGM
2. Providing training to health professionals around the world on using the aforementioned guide
3. Helping national health experts design country specific health data collection and research plans
4. Developing health curriculum for healthcare practitioners and partners
5. Supporting design and set-up of web-based, SMS, or other distribution platform to communicate health information to project stakeholders
6. Identifying and analyzing institutional and technical capacity improvements for targeted project areas
7. Collecting baseline health data for AGC projects
8. Producing health reports
9. Other duties as may be required
The public health program manager will stay current on research and ongoing findings in the subjects that are pertinent to health of artisanal-mining practitioners and communities. In this capacity they will act as a resource to other AGC staff and partners.
The public health program manager is responsible for cultivating relationships designed to raise awareness and support for health outcome improvements in the sector. This could include meeting government officials from relevant ministries and key stakeholders for consultation or approaching health professional training institutions to encourage and facilitate knowledge transfer.
The person in this role plans the logistics of, organizes and participates in field trips in coordination with AGC’ staff. Field trips could include designing and carrying out methodologies, conducting interviews, facilitating group discussions, hosting educational events, and supervising and coordinating the work of health research staff.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
The successful candidate will possess:
- A degree in medicine, nursing public health or other related discipline
- Strong educational and work experience background in health, with knowledge and experience in international development being an asset
- Demonstrated experience designing and carrying out health research
- Familiarity with public health infrastructure, particularly in the developing world
- Experience designing or implementing public health policy will be viewed as a strong asset
- Comfort working with a wide range of people across cultures and in a variety of professional contexts
- Good communication and excellent public speaking skills
- Well-developed organisational skills
- Motivation to complete tasks independently and the ability to work as a cohesive member of a project team
- The ability to travel when required
- The ability to work in Victoria, Canada (including legal ability to work in Canada)
Note that the successful candidate would be eligible for participation in benefit options offered to AGC employees, following a probationary period.
Level of Language Proficiency
Ideally, a high level of fluency in another language (i.e. French, Spanish, Bahasa)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Expressions of interest in the position should be submitted in English and accompanied by a CV, cover letter and salary expectations. The position will remain open until a candidate is selected. Applications should be directed to careers[at]artisanalgold.org with attention to Peter Rosenbluth, Manager of Program Planning & Development.
Thank you for your interest, applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please know that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If your skills do not suit this position, but you believe you would be a great asset to the Artisanal Gold Council, we would like to hear from you. Send a letter of interest and CV to careers[at]artisanalgold.org