Title: U.S. Managing Director
Department: International Office
Supervises: Financial Director, Development and Communications Fellow, US-Based Volunteers and Interns
Location: United States (San Francisco or Boston 8.5-10.5 months/year and Yirimadjo, Mali 1.5 - 3.5 months/year
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Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that operates in Mali, one of the world’s poorest countries. Partnering with the Malian Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, Tostan, and others, PML brings together health care delivery, non-formal education, microfinance, and community action to address the root causes of disease. Since 2008, PML and the Malian Ministry of Health have been testing a scalable model health system for improving child health and survival. Through action, research, and advocacy, PML works with communities in Mali to stop cycles of poverty and disease, and create cycles of health and wellbeing in their place. More information is available at www.projectmuso.org.
The U.S. Managing Director leads the team’s efforts to articulate Project Muso’s vision and mobilize the partnerships and financial resources necessary to realize that vision. Project Muso is in the midst of piloting its model in Yirimadjo, Mali, an area of 60,000 people on the outskirts of Bamako. With groundbreaking results from the first three years of its pilot, Project Muso is planning toward strategic scale-up and replication in the years to come. The U.S. Managing Director plays a central role in guiding and catalyzing Project Muso’s growth, organizational maturation, and development at this critical juncture for the organization and the thousands of community partners we serve. The Director’s primary responsibilities will be to create and implement a development plan for the organization, and to build the capacity of the Board of Directors to govern and develop the organization. The Director will also support the Finance Director and the International Managing Director to strengthen financial management systems and will play a leading role aligning strategic plans and budgeting with actual and projected assets.
The Director will be based primarily in the US (preferably in San Francisco or Boston), as well as 1.5-3.5 months/year at Project Muso’s site in Mali. The US Managing Director collaborates closely with the International Managing Director, who is based primarily in Mali (90-95%), with some time in the US (5-10%). The full-time position requires a commitment and passion for social justice work, proven fundraising experience, and the capacity to take on new and unexpected challenges while providing consistent, strategic leadership. We are looking for a team player, a creative thinker, an outstanding communicator, and a self-starter. French skills and experience in resource-poor settings are preferred but not required.
Salary commensurate with experience. Health benefits. Up to 20 days vacation annually, 1 sick day per month based on the date of hire, 3 personal days per year.