Anesthesia Program Manager

**Compensation Range For This Position Is $61,000 - $65,000


Develops curriculum, partnerships, and approach for anesthesia training in partner countries, in alignment with the overall education and health system strengthening strategy of International Programs (IP). Collaborates well with colleagues across departments (DMS, PDD, MELD, ships, CET) in IP to align anesthesia education plans with the larger medical capacity building aims for each partner country. Capable of assessing and determining appropriate curriculum for nurse anesthesia, post-graduate anesthesia professionals and continuing education for practicing anesthesia providers. Have experience in low-resource hospital contexts and can adapt curriculum/training methodologies for those contexts.  May be required to deliver training if no instructor is available.

Develops and maintains strong relationships with program partners, strategic partners, as well as relevant in-country anesthesia associations and ministry of health contacts in coordination with the Mercy Ships Country Director.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Ensure quality anesthesia training through identifying and/or creating curriculum in partnership with ETA ship-based anesthesia providers and external partners.
  • Ensure all anesthesia training projects are context specific and align with the education and health system strengthening goals for each partner country.
  • Collaborate with host nation universities and teaching institutions to identify and develop partnership opportunities.
  • Collaborate well with stakeholders, both within Mercy Ships and externally in African countries.
  • Utilize simulation technology to create appropriate training programs for host nation anesthesia providers and anesthesia students, both medical and nursing.
  • Create and facilitate a network of anesthesia providers and leaders within a country and across Mercy Ships partner countries.
  • Determine supplies and equipment needed for all ETA anesthesia education and training projects.
  • Identify, plan, and collaborate with other organizations for partnership opportunities, such as trainings, equipment donations, etc.
  • Maintains records and performs evaluations as necessary, of all training projects and donations, as directed by the Senior Director of Education, Training, and Advocacy, and Senior Program Design Director.
  • Document processes related to program delivery to increase effectiveness of future programs
  • Collaborate well with other International Programs departments and colleagues to ensure alignment.
  • Provide support for assessment, baseline assessment, and research, coordinating with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, Program Design, and Country Engagement Team.
  • Prepare internal and final reports on projects in conjunction with the Senior Director of Education, Training, and Advocacy, and Programs Design/MELD in a timely manner
  • Represent Mercy Ships at anesthesia conferences and assist with recruiting for ETA anesthesia roles.
  • Attend and participate in all devotions, receptions and ETA functions as required.
  • Write blogs for public platforms describing ETA programs to help share/publicize the work of ETA
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, And Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Keen interest in building anesthesia capacity in low-resource contexts through the development and deployment of anesthesia training programs.
  • Able to serve on board and/or visit host nation facilities for periods of time each year
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity, and demonstrate accountability
  • Able to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and plan work effectively within a team and organizational context
  • Able to lead and manage a diverse team through strong communication, problem-solving and planning skills
  • Must be able to make sound management decisions in difficult situations and be able to work in a participatory and inclusive team context
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess Cross-Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Fluency in French beneficial

Education And Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Current active medical or nursing license
  • Preference for anesthesiologist. but nurse anesthetist could be acceptable
  • At least 3 years of relevant anesthesia experience including recent work experience 
  • Experience working and/or training in healthcare in resource-limited settings required
  • Experience in education, curriculum design and development, simulation preferred
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding will be required within the first year


**Compensation range listed is for U.S. hires only. Actual compensation may vary dependent upon location of hire.