Chemonics International Ghana Jobs 2017

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12 May, 2017

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Chemonics International seeks an experienced Malaria and Nutrition Program Officer for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Program based in Accra, Ghana. The Malaria and Nutrition Program Officer will report directly to the Public Health programs team lead and will provide technical support to, and liaise closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other counterparts to ensure malaria commodity availability and security in Ghana.

Job Description

Job Title: Malaria and Nutrition Program Officer

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

•   Provide technical assistance and logistical support for supervision of malaria commodity distribution, liaising closely with the National Malaria control program (NMCP) to ensure malaria commodity in Ghana
•   Coordinate and provide technical support to the MOH and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in national forecasting and quantification of malaria commodities to prepare supply plans to donors
•   Provide oversight in the management of the pipeline of malaria commodities
•   Assist the NMCP with drafting and submitting commodity procurement requests for USAID-funded malaria commodities and in monthly malaria commodity distribution planning to ensure health facilities have sufficient stock meet patient needs
•   Regularly report on stock status of malaria commodities, as well as health facility performance in security related to malaria commodities and malaria case management
•   Assist with End use verification (EUV) exercises, ensuring that MOH and GHS staff is cognizant of data collection methologies
•   Provide technical assistance to NMCP in conducting and measuring performance monitoring and supervision activities at the health facility and regional medical store level
•   Inform leadership of potential short-term technical assistance needs as required
•   Assist with preparing annual work plans, quarterly and annual repors, activity reports and other related communications
•   Provide and/or organize technical assistance and training for MOH and or GHS staff across all levels in malaria commodity management.
•   Collaborate with other members of the systems strengthening team focused on capacity building and MIS to a have a harmonized approach to ensuring MOH staff are equipped with the skills to address malaria supply chain needs
•   Perform other duties as required and assigned

Qualification Required & Experience


Our ideal candidate is someone who exemplifies leadership, integrity and diplomacy and brings demonstrated and proactive problem-solving skills

•   Bachelor’s degre in health systems, public policy, supply chain, or a related field required advanced degree preferred
•   Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
•   Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project preferred
•   Experience building effective relationships with cooperating partners and stakeholders, especially government counterparts at national and regional levels
•   Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and the ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
•   Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
•   Fluency in English required
•   Excellent written and spoken English skills

Location: Accra

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application to [email protected] Closing Date: 22 May 2017

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