Orbis International is an international non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. Its programs focus on the prevention of blindness and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries through hands-on training, public health education, advocacy and local partnerships.
As a member of the Clinical Services & Technologies team, the Director, Clinical Training leads Orbis International’s (OI) efforts to strengthen and deliver high-quality training in clinical education and align strategic partnerships to support our global training portfolio. The Director, Clinical Training adapts new clinical training strategies, resources, and technologies for use in Orbis clinical projects and country programming and leads and supports proposals and plans and guides the deployment of training resources including Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), Hospital Based Training (HBT), Fellowships, Cybersight, and Volunteer Faculty (VF). This position is a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion assuring efforts are inclusive of the communities Orbis serves.
This is a global role, remote or assigned to an established Orbis location.
REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The Director of Clinical Training reports to the VP of Clinical Services & Technologies, and collaborates closely with team members from Global Program, Cybersight, Country Offices, Flying Eye Hospital, Research, and connects regularly with Orbis employees in other units including Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, Communications, & Development. Position maintains exposure and knowledge of best and innovative practices and technologies and establishes and scales network of professional contacts in competing and collaborating organizations and companies, with partners, donors, consulting firms, and vendors.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- In collaboration with the Senior VP, Global Programs, VP, Clinical Services & Technologies, and other senior leaders, lead and direct clinical training strategies and grow training portfolio to advance the Orbis Global Strategic Plan with focus on technology, blended learning, gender-specific initiatives and inclusive programming.
- Establish and oversee new, and fully-leverage existing, OI training assets and partnerships to maximize the impact of investments and clinical programming and meet the needs of Orbis’s growing portfolio and global inclusive footprint in clinical training.
- Lead and develop capacity around the globe to execute clinical training strategies and portfolio. This includes overseeing the recruitment, processing, and deployment of all volunteer faculty (VF) and managing formal academic partnerships.
- In collaboration with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team develop and implement evaluation methods and tools to assess and advance the effectiveness of clinical training and impact of volunteer efforts and partnerships.
- Identify and facilitate opportunities for innovation and new technologies to adapt and deliver the Orbis clinical training portfolio, particularly in simulation and distance learning.
- Lead and facilitate blended-learning course development, including curricula development, content sourcing, storyboarding and design in collaboration with technical experts.
- Deliver and facilitate technical input, guidance, and review of clinical training plans for the development of proposals, project plans and monitoring and evaluation methods and tools to ensure the effectiveness of clinical training and alignment with project, country, and organizational objectives.
- Actively partner with and deliver contribution to Orbis fundraisers and revenue efforts in support of Orbis’s fundraising strategies and diversifying funding sources. Engage in exploration and expansion of restricted funding and gift-in-kind sources for all global training activities and relevant clinical activities.
- Serve as a well-known clinical training advocate on the global stage including research on clinical training models, resources, and projects. Represent Orbis through active participation at external events and conferences.
- Ensure effective financial management with accountability for meeting institutional standards and expectations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience in international development, international public health, adult education, or medical education required. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
- 10+ years’ experience in medical education preferably with an international NGO
- Demonstrated success leading public health project management activities efforts required.
- Recognized specialist in adult education, facilitation, capacity building and/or clinical training activities ideally with published research and or presentations in this field
- Advanced application in design and delivery of international development program and with proposal development, grants management, and quality improvement methodologies preferred
SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Ability to effectively manage major projects with a significant level of accountability, especially in fields of simulation and blended learning
- Independent decision-making capacity in several aspects of major organizational functions and projects
- Demonstrated ability to be innovative and creative in identifying new ways of adapting and delivering Orbis clinical training portfolio, varied potential partnerships, and advancing organization’s impact and mission.
- Strong interpersonal collaboration skills with team members as well as external partners
- Highest level of energy, diplomacy, and persistence to achieve the work of the organization
- Excellent communication skills with verbal and written English
- Good public speaking and persuasion capacity
- Ability to travel internationally 25% of the time
To learn more about Orbis, go to http://www.orbis.org
Orbis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
As a global organization, we welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures and historically marginalized communities who are underrepresented in the international NGO sector and reflect the five Orbis values of Trust, Caring, Commitment, Accountability, and Excellence.
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