Abt Associates Ghana 2019 Jobs

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9 Jan, 2019

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Vacancies in Ghana

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Job Description

Job Title: Team Leader – Ghana Health Service Program Delivery Team


As Ghana progresses into becoming a middle-income country, DFID is changing the way it supports the Ghanaian health system. To continue this support, DFID will be funding a programme to provide technical assistance to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH), to improve health governmance and leadership, as well as strengtehning health financing arrangements. The programme will also have an element of service provision, which will focus on providing mental health services, as well as behaviour change communication to reduce stigma around mental health in Ghana.


Abt Associates seeks a Team Leader to support the Ghana Health Service Program Delivery Team. The Team Leader will provide leadership to the GHSS Programme Delivery Team (PDT) based in Accra. The role will require working closely with the Government of Ghana, GHS programme partners and other key stakeholders across the health sector to provide technical support as needed. The Team leader must be mission driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the GHSS programme and Abt Associates.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Set up a programme in Accra to allow continuous engagement between stakeholders and suppliers in support of GHSS
  • Lead a multidisciplinary and high performing team to provide technical assistance in a collaborative manner
  • Manage team performance across the programme
  • Building trust-based relationships with senior MoH, GHS, and voluntary sector partners
  • Advance the impact and reputation of Abt Associates and its partners throughout Ghana and beyond through thought leadership and other activities
  • Promote equality and inclusion for all
  • Managing variety of programme risks, including fiduciary

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Proven management expertise, in particular in building a multi-disciplinary team and putting systems in place to deliver technical assistance across multiple fields
  • Expertise of managing team performance, particularly with proven track record of developing high performance within project teams
  • Proven leadership capabilities and experience enabling positive change within an organisation
  • Proven capability to collaborate, partner and influence wide ranging stakeholders at senior level, including governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other private sector partners (including other delivery agents of technical assistance)
  • Proven expertise in convening and building trust with partners, in particular government counterparts, including Ministers
  • Leadership and expertise in delivering capacity building, including systems, individuals and organisations
  • Knowledge and expertise of shock responsive government systems
  • Experience in Ghana required
  • Experience working with DFID and/or other donors desirable
  • Experience managing adaptive and flexible donor-funded programmes desirable

Application Procedure

Applications Close: January 31, 2019

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