Field Operations Manager

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)
  • Location
    Anconcito, Ecuador
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

FIMRC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric and maternal health in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs. Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs.

FIMRC was founded in 2002, is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The FIMRC team includes dedicated staff and volunteers worldwide who provide the leadership and support necessary to achieve our mission of improving access to health care for children in underserved communities. FIMRC operates in nine countries: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Nicaragua, Philippines, Peru and Uganda.

FIMRC has an outstanding opportunity for the Field Operations Manager (FOM) at our location in Anconcito, Ecuador. The FOM directs and oversees all operations and logistics, supervises all in-country FIMRC staff, and works closely with staff, community members, and volunteers to maximize the impact of all FIMRC activities in the communities we serve. The FOM is essential to carrying out the management of a dynamic team responsible for implementing FIMRC’s mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Area of Focus 1: Project Management 30% - 100% of time depending on time of year

●  Create/maintain FIMRC Anconcito ́s annual strategic plan with goals, objectives, and indicators, to be reported on monthly and evaluated with headquarters quarterly;

●  Manage project site monitoring, evaluation, and reporting to track project activities and beneficiaries to complete official reports to be sent to the national office;

●  Supervise the work of your team through management of project operations, health education development, and partnership management;

●  Provide guidance, professional development training, and technical expertise to the field staff to meet organizational goals;

●  Manage and conduct fiscal operations, including: accounting, audits, cash-counts, budget planning, authorizing expenditures, and coordinating financial reporting;

●  Update donation list and Adopt-A-Projects according the the needs based on the project site;

●  Strengthen current partnerships with local agencies and organizations to further FIMRC’s

mission in the community and create additional opportunities for volunteers;

●  Manage special initiatives directly related to the project sites and project needs;

●  Responsible for preparing and submitting all legal documentation to the Ecuadorian

Government Ministries to ensure FIMRC abides by all Ecuadorian laws and regulations;

●  Serve as Ecuador’s legal representative to enter into contracts and other legal obligations;

Area of Focus 2: Volunteer Management 30% - 100% of time depending on time of year

●  Collaborate with the Global Health Volunteer Program Manager to coordinate all logistics and programmatic activities for FIMRC’s volunteer programs including but not limited to Global Health Volunteers, Fellows, Ambassadors, Interns, Comparative Health Immersion Rotation Program participants, Summer International Health Fellows, practicum students, partner volunteers, local volunteers, and other specialty volunteers, traveling to Anconcito;

●  Collaborate with FIMRC HQ to arrange arrival and departure logistics for all Anconcito volunteers;

●  Work with project staff to develop unique itineraries for FIMRC’s international volunteers based on skill level, time in country, and interests in accordance with Anconcito’s strategic plan;

●  Serve as a resource to all volunteers with information about the local culture, health care system, and the needs of the communities in which FIMRC works;

●  When necessary, accompany volunteers to project activities and serve as an English-Spanish translator/interpreter;

●  Work with Master’s Practicum Students, Fellows, Ambassadors, and Interns to develop sustainable community projects prior to their arrival and then closely monitor their work in the project site;

●  Respond quickly and appropriately to any volunteer emergencies or problems;

●  Follow all response procedures and protocols for responding to various volunteer emergencies;

●  Assist volunteers in coordinating free-time activities to visit local tourist attractions;

Area of Focus 3: Health Education and Community Outreach 30% - 100% of time depending on time of year

●  Establish/maintain strong health education programs for the communities being served in conjunction with field staff;

●  FOM is responsible for the overall management/facilitation of the curriculum development, providing support and guidance to the team;

●  Coordinate health education programs and community campaigns with volunteers and field staff;

●  Create tools and resources for field staff to effectively track sessions and collect data to analyze impact;

●  Create new outreach opportunities in communities to further impact;

●  Conduct health assessments and work with communities in rural areas to create development

plans that help them address their primary health concerns. 


●  Proficiency in Spanish & English

●  Best mix of personality (we're a small, fun-loving bunch!) and skill set

●  Minimum 2 years international experience and strong intercultural communication and facilitation skills

●  Ability to work independently and accomplish goals with remote management

●  Capability to work productively with interdisciplinary teams across various countries

●  Interest in global health programs and research

●  Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced,

energetic, highly creative environment

●  Ability to build and maintain strong partnership with organizations at various levels

●  Strong sense of focus and attention to detail, and ability to multitask

●  Ability to create short and long-term plans and execute accordingly

Benefits and position details:

●  Location: Anconcito, Ecuador

●  Contract Start Date: October 15, 2018

●  Contract Length: 2 years with option to renew and/or promotion opportunities

●  Compensation: Commensurate with experience, ranges from $9,600 – $13,000

●  Educational stipend for books, conferences, seminars, online tutorials, or other educational activities

●  Health insurance stipend provided

●  Round-trip flight from the US to country of employment 

Application instructions

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information to Meredith Welsh, Chief Executive Officer, at your earliest convenience. Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis until the ideal candidate is selected. 

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