NALA DEPUTY CEO
Full time position with 3 month trial period
Tel-Aviv with frequent international travel
Since 2008, NALA has worked to control and eliminate NTDs and diseases of poverty in Ethiopia. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including such debilitating infections as blinding trachoma, intestinal worms, and schistosomiasis.
These diseases disproportionately affect rural and high-poverty populations with the least access to clean water and sanitation. NTDs can cause cognitive impairment and long-term disability that make it difficult for people to go to school or care for a family, further trapping the poor in a cycle of disease & poverty.
NALA complements Mass Drug Administration campaigns by focusing on 4 elements to prevent reinfection and inspire healthy changes:
• Behavior Change & Hygiene Promotion- NALA implements intensive health education at all levels (school and community), with a special emphasis on young children of 4-10 years of age, as the main messengers of change.
• Community Mobilization- NALA engages community members and local stakeholders in all areas of the program, from exploring the root causes of diseases, through providing health education messages in community settings, to improving infrastructure. NALA focuses its efforts on the identified local leaders of communities, and supports them as they lead the health initiatives and behavior change processes in the community.
• Capacity Building & Systems Strengthening- NALA coordinates with the government, local authorities and across sectors (health, education, WASH) to provide tools and trainings that will increase inter-sectoral coordination and strengthen existing systems and processes. The NALA team has supported the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in creating a district level WASH-NTD Coordination toolkit that is implemented in our programs and is adopted nationwide.
• WASH Improvements– Sustainable decrease in NTD prevalence requires an enabling environment with infra-structure that will support the adoption and practice of healthy WASH related behaviors. NALA supports both large and small scale projects and solutions for community-based water and sanitation improvements. The NALA team continuously explores tests, and scales community based solutions for disease prevalence that fit the diverse circumstances of communities in Ethiopia.
NALA's work has led to a significant decrease in disease. For instance, in our project in Mekelle, the prevalence of schistosomiasis dropped 88% between 2009 and 2012. Five years after the project's end, a survey showed sustained low prevalence.
Since 2016 the organization provides technical assistance to the Ethiopian Government with staff positioned in the federal level and in regional governments, and developing new models and tools for reducing disease prevalence.
About the position
NALA has been experiencing tremendous growth in the last few years in projects, resources, and in the diversity of its expertise and operations. The growth trajectory is expected to continue in the coming years, expanding the NALA operations in Ethiopia and beyond. The NALA added value and selling point thus far has been its innovative approach and hands on management of operations.
The deputy CEO will be joining the management team, and will lead the operational side of the organization, leading innovation, streamlining of processes and internal communications.
1. Be part of the organization’s senior management team. Work closely with the CEO and contribute to strategic development of the organization and deepening its impact.
2. Manage all operational level headquarters staff including: Operations, Learning and Material Development, MnE.
3. Maintain managerial responsibility for NALA’s projects including processes, budgets, timelines, impact, risks and opportunities.
4. Lead innovation process within the organization, and ensure clear and smooth transition between product development, pilot and operational research, scale up and project management.
5. Manage relationships with field level stakeholders. Identify opportunities and initiate new partnerships and projects.
1. Has strong leadership skills. Able to mentor, problem solve and lead organizational change processes.
2. Communicates clearly and works effectively with a wide range of people including high profile decision makers to reach common understanding.
3. Has strong analytical skills. Thinks and acts strategically and can lead organizational brainstorming and innovation exercises.
4. Is fluent in both English and Hebrew, and is able to communicate freely in both (written and orally).
Qualifications & experience
1. University bachelor and master’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject matter such as public health, environmental health, behavioral sciences, engineering, international development, management, or communications.
2. Seniority- at least 7 years of management experience in complex environments (multiple projects, multiple locations, or multiple staff).
3. Experience in designing and managing budgets.
4. Experience in international development, work in Ethiopia or in Global South is an advantage.
5. Experience in leading innovation and impact processes and teams is an advantage.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs and names of 3 potential references to email@example.com by October 24th. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an exam and an interview.