Commitment: Preferred February 1, 2012 start date
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, with 20% travel time
Compensation: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience, including health insurance
Apply: Applications are being accepted on an immediate rolling basis until the position is filled
Partnerships are at the heart of Tiyatien Health’s approach to delivering health care to Liberia’s last mile villages. By working with nonprofits and corporations, we are able to leverage 21st century equipment, technology, and skill-sets to pioneer more efficient and effective programs. We build deep relationships with family foundations and grassroots communities that provide us with the resources needed to succeed in “impossible to reach” villages where others refuse to go.
To deepen and expand our partnerships with organizations and donors, Tiyatien Health is seeking a paid, full-time Director of Partnerships & Development as the fifth member of our U.S.-based team. The Director of Partnerships & Development will serve both a programmatic and a fundraising role, designing and implementing the strategy and systems needed to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward institutional partners, foundations, and major donors. S/he must be an organized and results-oriented project manager, a contagiously warm and compelling advocate for our programs, and a self-starter who thrives individually and on teams.
About Tiyatien Health
Africa faces a shortage of 1.5 million health workers. The continent suffers 33% of the world’s maternal and child disease, yet has only 3% of the global health workforce. Nowhere is the crisis worse than in rural areas of Liberia, which was left with just 51 doctors after its 14-year civil war. Today, 60% of the rural population lacks access to essential health services.
Founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war, Tiyatien Health is a start-up NGO that is redefining how post-conflict nations rebuild rural public health services. Filling the massive health worker shortage in rural post-conflict areas, we recruit and train villagers to serve as frontline health workers, delivering comprehensive home-based medical and social services in villages previously thought unreachable. In Liberia, we aim to create a national network of frontline health workers for reaching women and children in remote villages with vital health services. This national network will become a model for bringing high quality health care – for the first time – to the 1.5 million rural Liberians and 400 million rural Africans who currently lack it.
Tiyatien Health (TH), an officially supported initiative of Harvard's Global Health Delivery Partnership, has been recognized as a national and international leader in pioneering new approaches to community-based village health delivery in war-torn Liberia. Our work has been featured by the Clinton Global Initiative, PBS, NPR, Scientific American, and Forbes and has been supported by the Greenbaum Foundation, President Sirleaf’s Philanthropy Secretariat, the Segal Family Foundation, the Echoing Green Foundation, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Partners In Health, the Mulago Foundation and the Liberian Ministry of Health, among others.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Design and implementation of partnerships and fundraising strategy
Proposal development and reporting
Please submit your resume and cover letter via jobscore.
What happens after submission?
Your submission will be reviewed within 4 days, and if the application is advanced, we will arrange a phone interview and request two references. Finalists will then be interviewed in-person.