Medical Capacity Building Projects Director

Medical Capacity Building activities are a key component to helping each of our host nations build their capacity to provide healthcare to their own people.


Medical Capacity Building


Min. 2 Years


Medical Capacity Building


Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

Take charge leading the teams that extend hope and healing well beyond our ship. This hands-on leadership role gives daily operational direction for our competent ship Medical Capacity Building teams. You will set and achieves goals of improving and building up our host nation’s ability for medical capacity and sustainability. This is one of the most challenging and important roles where you can make a difference for generations to come.

This position may qualify for a family cabin. If you have school-age children, learn more about Mercy Ships Academy.

What You Will Contribute

• Be the visionary team builder executing Medical Capacity Building programs consisting of courses, mentoring, and donations

• Prioritize and balance program objectives, support staff, logistical and financial resources to maximize sustainable outcomes

• Liaise between land and ship base cross-departmental leadership ensuring the highest standards of training

• Meet with high-level host country officials and governments that enhance partner relations and ensure mutually agreed-upon outcomes

• Consistently evaluate and document all projects for quality-control assurance

• Living by example, inspire teams to operate at the highest level of standards and be people of excellence

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program 

• Masters (or Post-Graduate qualification in Education/ International Development/ Public Health) desirable

• Experience with international teaching, training, and medical capacity-building programs

• Technical and strategic competency and experience in international capacity building.

• Have the ability to communicate in English and French and able to adapt in a multi-cultural setting

• To demonstrate technical and strategic competency and experience in international capacity building

• Ability to lead and manage a diverse team through strong communication, problem-solving and planning skills

• Ability to make sound management decisions in difficult situations and also be able to work in a participatory and inclusive team context  

Full job description available upon request.