Children's Heart Project (CHP) Program Manager

Samaritan’s Purse

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Are you a seasoned Medical Professional with a heart for children? Samaritan’s Purse is seeking a motivated Medical Program Manager to provide leadership and oversight for our Children’s Heart Project office in Mongolia. The Children’s Heart Project (CHP) began in 1997, bringing children with congenital heart defects to North America for surgery. In 2000, CHP implemented this project in Mongolia, and has resulted in life-saving surgeries for 300 Mongolian children. If God has uniquely equipped you to show the love of Jesus Christ in this direct and tangible way, then you may be exactly the Samaritan we’re looking for. Apply, today, to see if this is what God has in store for you!

Description of Job Duties:

  • Lead CHP (and related) activities in Mongolia according to Samaritan’s Purse (SP) policies, maintaining awareness of legal and cultural requirements, and ensuring compliance.
  • Represent SP and CHP to hospital administrators, pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, government officials, donors, churches, other NGOs, and visitors.
  • Coordinate with Regional Host Coordinator at IHQ to recruit and select qualified interpreters/team leaders with strong Christian witness to serve with groups traveling to North America.
  • Manage CHP volunteers, including transport nurses and physicians, host families, and donors.
  • Supervise orientation of CHP patients, families, surgery groups, and interpreters, ensuring all guidelines and expectations are adequately addressed.
  • Oversee selection of appropriate guardian for CHP child when the parent is unable to travel.
  • Recognize potential flight risk or “red flag” groups, and notify CHP Director of concerns.
  • Assist visiting pediatric cardiologists with screening, echo evaluation transcription, and submission of electronic records to CHP Director.
  • Ensure discharge records/recommendations from North American hospitals are obtained and given to national pediatric cardiologists to ensure continuity of care of post-surgical CHP patients.
  • Recruit, select, train, lead, and develop national staff.
  • Provide professional leadership for national staff in areas such as problem solving, process improvement, communication, and relationship building.
  • Cooperate with Regional Finance Officer to review, revise, and update yearly budget, as well as oversee financial operations within the site.
  • Liaise with local churches to connect with CHP Kids, recruit/select counselors, and oversee the development of curriculum.
  • Coordinate with CHP Director to cast vision for Heart Camps within local church bodies.
  • Advise CHP Director in the areas of evangelistic and discipleship outreach to CHP families and villages, seeking to maximize opportunities for evangelism in nomadic and remote villages.
  • Partner with local Mongolian churches and organizations in evangelism and community outreach, ensuring discipleship and spiritual care of CHP families within a local church body or organization.
  • Monitor effectiveness of spiritual follow-up with CHP families.
  • Provide on-going communication to IHQ (i.e. Regional Director and CHP Director).
  • All other duties deemed necessary by the Regional Director or CHP Director.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in healthcare field (RN, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant; or one to two years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Healthcare Professional (PICU, RN, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant, preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience in management and leadership positions.
  • Spiritual maturity.
  • Committed to service as a means of fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Strong attention to detail, anticipation, and follow-up required.
  • Self-starter with exemplary work ethic.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Humble team player.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  • High level of integrity and stewardship.

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