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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Vice President, International Operations located at the Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
The incumbent is responsible for the evaluation, and oversight of all International projects and services, supporting both The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) and the Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI). This position will require extensive international travel to program/project sites worldwide. The incumbent duties focus on operational and strategic planning, identifying and implementing required organizational change, financial oversight, program and contract management, coordinating regulatory compliance in support of clinical research management of human and animal subject studies.
HJF and its subsidiaries’ international footprint includes research and PEPFAR activities in several countries including Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam with expansion to Liberia and Jordon planned in the near future. The international activities are currently supported by functional groups across HJF that will be reorganized to report through the international operations business unit headed by the newly created Vice President of International Operations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have knowledge of organizational objectives; knowledge of the federal acquisition process; experience in working or living internationally; understanding of basic science and/or medical research and global health operations in developing countries; ability to work completely independently; ability to use sound judgment in solving problems; ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs at the same time; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead in a matrix oriented structure.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s Degree in international related field; business administration, science, public health or information systems.
Minimum Experience: 10 to 15 years related experience in international business or program management and personnel administration. Extensive experience in international NGO program management.
Physical Capabilities: Ability to sit extended periods of time at a desk and computer. Ability to easily travel overseas.
Travel Requirements: This position requires frequent travel, approximately 35-50% of time. Majority of travel will be to international sites.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises US and foreign based international operations support staff leadership team.
Work Environment: office and laboratory settings, overseas field offices, and medical clinics
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.