Program Coordinator: Roma Health Project

Deadline: 31/03/2010

The Public Health Program of Open Society Institute (PHP) has been supporting Roma health programs since January 2001 through the Roma Health Project (RHP). The mission is to advance the health and human rights of Roma persons by building the capacity of Roma civil society leaders and organizations. RHP pursues these goals and objectives through both grant-making and operational efforts, including fostering activist leadership etc. Its geographic mandate covers primarily: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and to a lesser extent, Ukraine.

The position is based in Budapest and the coordinator will report to the Program Officer of the Roma Health Project.

– Implement Roma Health Program strategy under the guidance of program officer and in coordination with relevant foundation actors, including drafting calls for applications, input in reviewing grant applications etc.
– Research and identify opportunities for advocacy on Roma health issues at EU level;
– Draft advocacy, information and communication pieces on RHP issues for appropriate audiences including EU bodies, International agencies, donors and civil society;
– Represent OSI/RHP in issues related to advancing the Roma Health strategy;
– Conduct field visits to assess implementation of supported program;
– Facilitate capacity building of key RHP grantees to implement the approved projects and document human rights abuses in health care;
– Maintaining relationship with grantees, coordinating and following up on grantee’s proposals, organizing OSI meetings etc.

– Graduate degree in law, social work, sociology or other social sciences. Master’s degree in public health / public policy preferred; Lack of graduate studies can be substituted by substantive knowledge and practical experience;
– A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the fields of Health and Human rights;
– Excellent English language skills, fluency in spoken and written;
– Excellent computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Office, Excel, Access and databases required);
– Demonstrated high level of enthusiasm and commitment to Roma Health issues;
– In depth knowledge of situation of Roma from Central and South Eastern Europe a strong plus;
– Ability to travel up to 40% over the year.

Commensurate with experience and ability. Excellent benefits package.

Application procedure
The applicants should submit following documents:
1.curriculum vitae
2. at least two references
3. cover letter with gross, annual salary requirement

The applications should be submitted by 31st March, 2010 to:
NB. state “Roma Health Project – Program Coordinator” in the subject line

Further information on the Open Society Roma Health Project click here

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