The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) is an NGO and a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and a leading provider of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services.
The Association shall provide the youth with the knowledge and means of exercising their basic rights to decide freely and responsibly on their Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) as a means of improving the quality of life of Ghanaians.
The vision of PPAG is that Ghana should become a country in which the youth are well informed about Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and confidently exercise their right of choice of SRH services without fear and/or any obstacle from any sector of the society.
Job Title: National Programme Coordinator
The Ghana Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance for young people hereby invites result – oriented and committed persons to apply for the following vacant position.The Alliance is hosted by Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and will host the National Programme Coordinator. PPAG which is affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Fedration (IPPF) is a leading provider of sexual reproductive health information and services. PPAG believes in Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection and Gender Policies.
Purpose of the Position:
- Responsible for the Alliances’ coordination at country level based on a joint country programme and annual work plans, and facilitates and coordinates programme development, annual work plans, reporting, joint activities, country alliance communication and external relations pertinent to the Alliances’ activities including Get Up Speak Out Programme in Ghana.
- Management of the collaboration process of country Alliance partners, looking for synergy, exchange and learning between the partners in order to become more effective in reaching the results of the Alliance including the Get up Speak out Programme.
- Ensuring young people are at the centre of the programmes of the Alliance and supporting meaningful youth participation throughout the programme development, implementation, governance, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ensure that sensitive issues (MYP, sexual diversity, safe abortion, etc.) will be taken up appropriately by the partners.
- Being the face of the GUSO programme in Ghana: representing the alliance in (advocacy) events and meetings and increasing the visibility of the alliance.
- Ensure that there are additional resources available for the Alliances programmes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Facilitates and coordinates programme development and preparation of the (Multi)annual Country Work Plans agreed upon by the National Governing Body (NGB) in Ghana and the consortium manager;
- Monitors the progress of the implementation of the (Multi) Annual Country Programme Plans and keeps an eye on country objectives;
- Discusses with partners insufficient performance, signals cases of long term non-performance and communicates long term non-performance following the guidelines for escalations;
- Signals and communicates other challenges and problems related to the programme and its alliance partners to the NGB and the National Programme Coordinator following the guidelines for escalations;
- Mobilize additional financial resources for the Alliances.
- Manages the joint activity budget with support from the CFP under the auspices of the consortium manager;
- Compiles financial and progress reports, the annual overall budget and PME information;
- Organises in-country annual planning and review meetings;
- Facilitates and inspires country alliance partners to collaborate and look for synergy at country level;
- Facilitates shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme implementation and PME activities at country level;
- Organises joint programme evaluations and workshops to share experiences with implementing partners;
- Identifies the need for TA (institutional and thematic) at country level (centrally and for individual or selection of partners) in addition to the needs that country alliance partners identify themselves;
- Chairs the National Programme Team in which the country Alliance partners are represented;
- Coordinates the development and realisation of Operational Research;
- Facilitates or leads the joint advocacy efforts of the country alliance;
- Coordinates partnership with the Embassy and other Strategic Partnerships and SRHR Partnerships;
- Represents the Alliance in Local, regional and International platforms ( events and meetings)
- Profiles and increases the visibility of the Alliance and its programmes at country level.
- Secretary to the NGB.
- Any other duties assigned by the NGB
- The position is based in Accra, Greater Accra Region
- The position comes with an attractive salary
Required Skills or Experience
- A minimum educational qualification of a second degree in Social Sciences, Management, Development, Policy and Research.
- A minimum of five (5) years working experience in a related area.
- Excellent English (written and oral) communication skills;
- Sound experience in the field of SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights);
- Work experience in an international (development) organisation;
- Proven track record in programme management (report writing, PMEL, budget management), facilitating learning processes and alliance building;
- Energetic about putting youth at the centre of this programme and working with young people as equal partners;
- Experience with networking and lobbying and advocacy at country and regional level;
- Strong facilitator, connector, communicator and leader;
- Strong administrative and organizational skills;
- Ability to work independently;
- Self-confident, persistent and decisive; good listening capacity; assertive; flexible;
- Ability to travel;
- Supports the values and principles as described in the Essential Packages.
How to Apply
All interested persons with requisite qualification (s), should kindly send their Application Letters with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including two referees and cell phone numbers to:
The Search Committee Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) P. O .Box AN 5756, Accra- North.
Or drop at:
PPAG Head Office Larterbiokoshie,
Accra (HR Unit)
Or E-Mail to:
Deadline for receiving applications is July 27, 2016
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview