Associate Medical Director

May 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Position title:  Associate Medical Director

Reports to:  Medical Director

Job Location:  Orange County, California

Deadline for applications:  June 10, 2008

Send resume to:

Position Announcement
May 2008

Associate Medical Director

Venture Strategies is a unique nonprofit organization combining scientific evidence about tractable problems in health with opportunities inherent in the power of local market forces around the world. We are using business approaches to find ways to help large numbers of low income people.

At the same time we are redefining how a U.S. nonprofit working internationally should function, and what it should be able to achieve by leveraging donor funds.

Government health services frequently do not have the capacity to reach most of their low-income populations. The sad reality is that in developing countries the poorer people are, the higher percentage of their health care is paid for out of their own pockets. Often the products they need to achieve better health are not available to them at affordable prices.

We are working with medical leaders, government officials and pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world to find ways to make high quality, low cost, off-patent products available to low income people through market distribution systems.

VSHD’s current office is in Berkeley, and we will be opening a second office in central Orange County in the summer of 2008 where this position will be based.  Locations being considered include Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange, and Fullerton.

Role and Responsibilities
The Associate Medical Director’s job is to support and enable the Medical Director to achieve VSHD’s targeted objectives.    S/he will be responsible for:

Specific Duties:

  • Support medical director to achieve VSHD targets.
  • Handle technical aspects of country M&E design.
  • Review protocols and clinical guidelines.
  • Liaison with country teams.
  • Travel as needed, 20-30%.
  • Represent organization at medical conferences and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed.
  • Be seen as a trusted expert and mentor, both internally and externally.

The right deputy will have strong, clinical, program design and implementation skills.  They will handle M&E design/development and cross-cultural conflicts equally well.  And preferably not be new to a start-up and/or international development environment.

  • Medical Degree or nurse practitioner, nurse/midwife practitioner
  • 5-10 years clinical work experience, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience managing multicultural and/or global teams
  • Skills/experience in designing and implementing medical programs
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
  • Experience in conducting training of healthcare personnel
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation of healthcare programs, international M&E experience preferred
  • Experience in community-based, reproductive health programs
  • 3 years experience in NGO or non-profit; international development experience preferred
  • 3 years experience in project or program management; certification preferred
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills of tact and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of international women’s health issues and women’s reproductive health
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s health

Salary will be fully competitive and commensurate with experience plus a full benefits package.  Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor international candidates.

To Apply
We are an ADA/EOE employer.  No phone calls, please.  Send your resume and cover letter to

Date Posted:      May 22, 2008
End Date:            June 10, 2008
Start Date:          July 15, 2008


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