Programs Design Manager
Summary:  Support program design by working with IOC and ship-based personnel to create project plans with clear, measurable activities, outcomes, and goals; that the plan aligns with Mercy Ships Mission, Vision, Values, and Policies; and presents clear justification for the project.
Description:  

Summary Description

Support program design by working with IOC and ship-based personnel to create project plans with clear, measurable activities, outcomes, and goals; that the plan aligns with Mercy Ships Mission, Vision, Values, and Policies; and presents clear justification for the project. 

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.

  • Provide writing support to Programs Managers and Directors for the development of project plans and reports to ensure
  • activities and Outcomes are correctly captured and achievable,
  • activities, Outcomes, and Goals address the identified need,
  • activities align with the information represented in the budgets, and documents are well written and grammatically correct.
  • Assist with creating assessment and evaluation tools as needed.
  • Provide status reports to the Program Design Director on project plan processes and developments
  • Ensure that complete internal reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Participate with effective research and assessment trips (if required) to help Mercy Ships design project activities.
  • Preserve and enhance the reputation of Mercy Ships, ensuring the organization’s experience and expertise is well communicated and consistently presented.
  • Help provide research, program design, and planning tools for Program managers and directors as needed.
  • Help provide research for program evaluation tools and participate in evaluation trips (if required) to help Mercy Ships determine success of program outcomes.
  • Participate in Mercy Ships program reviews and evaluations.  Participate in ongoing development of monitoring systems.
  • If required, collaborate for effective communication and cooperation to any/all tactical and strategic Programs partners in collaboration with Mercy Ships staff, including Programs, Procurement, Resourced Development, and Human Resources.
  • Help research, analyze and recommend new approaches and concepts to improve Support effectiveness and impact. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

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

  • Must be fluent in English. French language proficiency preferred. Portuguese beneficial.
  • Must demonstrate writing, research, planning and evaluation competency and experience.
  • Must be willing to Travel (approximately 4-6 weeks per year), including project trips to Africa, conferences, and training.
  • Must possess Cross-Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and organizational context.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions in difficult situations and be able to work in a participatory and inclusive team context.
  • Requires primary work location at IOC in Texas.
  • Strong Christian commitment as evidenced by life and character.
  • Must ascribe to the Mercy Ships Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
  • 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

    Education and Experience

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

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in International Development.
  • Experience with proposal writing and project management disciplines preferred.  
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year.