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Senior Program Manager needed at Last Mile Health, May 5 2022



Senior Program Manager, Ethiopia


  • Organization: Last Mile Health
  • Position: Senior Program Manager
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Employment: Full Time
  • Salary: $22,000 – $67,000 per year
  • Date of Announcement: April 29 2022
  • Deadline: May 20 2022



Job description

This role was posted on April 29, 2022 and is open until May 20, 2022. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis but prioritize those who applied within the deadline.

As of March 1, 2022, Last Mile Health is requiring staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wherever legally allowable and adhere to COVID-19 vaccination requirements to perform core work activities in all locations. To learn more, review our policy.

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we​​ work to deploy a health worker within reach for everyone, everywhere. Are you a high-performing professional with a record of supporting clinical education for frontline health workers and strengthening health systems leadership? If so, you might be our next Senior Program Manager Ethiopia.

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for managing program design, implementation, and government engagement for LMH Ethiopia activities, ensuring the successful and technically sound completion of LMH-Ethiopia’s Objectives and Key Results. This role will be based in Addis Ababa and will provide close support to the Director of Programs to ensure that LMH Ethiopia programs are aligned with LMH-Ethiopia country strategy and Ministry of Health (MOH) priorities.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Senior Program Manager will play a critical role by liaising with stakeholders across Ethiopia and closely managing engagements with the Ministry of Health and Regional Health Bureaus. The ideal candidate will have strong project and relationship management skills and the experience and capability to work across multiple program areas including but not limited to, capacity building, digital health, digital education, primary health care programming, and government engagement.

This position is only open to candidates who are located in and authorized to work in Ethiopia.

What You’ll Do

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with MOH counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge and active participation in technical working groups.
  • Provide oversight on the execution of engagements with MOH and Regional Health Bureaus, inclusive of stakeholder management, project management, and knowledge management for activities.
  • Support external relationship management in partnership with the Director of Programs and Country Director, including regular communications, presentations, and thought partnership.
  • Provide technical support for the execution of the LMH-Ethiopia country strategy.
  • Provide technical management on the implementation of upskill efforts including leading instructional design and digitization of training curricula. Support the adaptation, localization, and digitalization of blended learning curriculum for Health Extension Workers.
  • Plan and execute dissemination of evidence on digital and blended learning approaches for the training of  Health Extension Workers..
  • Design and execute the scale up strategy for a blended in-service training model for Health Extension Workers.
  • Create key strategy documents and briefs for stakeholder engagement as well as ongoing advocacy, policy, and learning.
  • Assess and research national and regional health systems needs that would continuously inform LMH-Ethiopia strategy and engagement with the MOH
  • Research new and emerging evidence and thinking on community health system design and delivery to help position LMH at the forefront of theory and practice in community health programming.

Job requirements


What You’ll Bring

  • A masters’ degree in public health with significant work experience focused on clinical education for frontline health workers and/or management practices for health systems leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • Experience working alongside government partners and operational partners in the implementation of health programs
  • Ability to lead  training facilitation and delivery, curriculum design, and instructional design
  • Experience in business development in the non-profit or private sector
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Knowledge of effective clinical practices for frontline health workers and management practices for health systems leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of the use of digital platforms for clinical education
  • Understanding of designing/adapting curriculum for digitization
  • Experience working in international settings
  • A commitment to health equity and social justice

You’ll Impress Us If

  • You have a clinical-focused degree preferred (MD, DNP, MSN, PhD, etc)
  • You have past experience working in and/or developing a social enterprise
  • You have existing relationships with relevant health and education sector partners

Compensation Information

At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to the identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.

Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate. Please find the link to our compensation model and benefits overview below:


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The Band for this position: Ethiopia Band 3

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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