Nursing Program Manager ETA

**Compensation range for this position is 60,000-64,000


Develops curriculum, partnerships, and approach for peri-operative nurse 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 nursing education plans with the larger medical capacity building aims for each partner country. Capable of assessing and determining appropriate curriculum for post-graduate nursing professionals and continuing education for practicing nurses. 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 nursing 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 nursing training through identifying and/or creating curriculum in partnership with ETA ship-based nurses and external partners.
  • Ensure all nursing 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 nurses and nursing students.
  • Create and facilitate a network of nurses and nursing leaders within a country and across Mercy Ships partner countries.
  • Determine supplies and equipment needed for all ETA nursing education and training projects.
  • Identify, plan, and collaborate with other nursing 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 nursing conferences and assist with recruiting for ETA nursing 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 nurse capacity in low-resource contexts through the development and deployment of nurse 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 also 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 nursing license, equivalent to RN or higher level
  • Nursing degree, equivalent to BScN or higher level
  • At least 5 years of relevant nursing experience including recent work experience in perioperative and/or operating room nursing.
  • Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing an asset
  • 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.