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Chief Operating Officer

Our client Seed Global Health (Seed) is looking for a Chief Operating Officer. Seed is a non-profit organisation that focuses on strengthening the education, practice, and policy of the local professional health workforce in Africa. Its mission is to educate a rising generation of health professionals to strengthen access to quality care with the goal of saving lives and improving health. Seed is unique in its approach by focusing on educating and training doctors, nurses, and midwives who offer support across the health system from frontline health workers’ referrals for definitive care to resilience and responsiveness to diverse health challenges to training future generations.

The Role

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of Seed and provide internally focused leadership delivery of strategy including ensuring theorganisation achieves its impact, people and resources and execution goals. To support this, the role holder will review and improve the internal infrastructure for effective working.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and working closely with the executive leadership team, the COO’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Lead the operational management across the organisation including teams in the US, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Malawi
  • Plan and implement new country entry
  • Working closely with the Director of Development to ensure donor relations are effectively managed
  • Financial, administrative, and implementation tasks as required by the position.
  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures
  • Work closely with the CEO, and wider executive team in the development of Seed’s strategic plan, goals, and objectives, and ensure their successful execution
The desired candidate will have but not limited to:
  • Minimum of ten years of professional experience in an operational leadership or oversight role at an organization, ideally with a global non-profit organisation
  • Deep experience across Africa and commitment to the continent’s development
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organisational change and development within a growing organisation
  • Experience in building, managing internationally dispersed teams and a demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to build respectful relationships with colleagues from different cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong understanding of advanced and growth planning and regulatory issues
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-pace, entrepreneurial setting
For more information about Seed Global Health and the skills and experience expected, please download our detailed Candidate Pack which also provides instructions on how to apply for the position.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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