Ghana NGO Jobs 2012: Catholic Relief Services

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3 Jan, 2012

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Job Vacancy: Program Manager Health

Catholic Relief Services – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is seeking to recruit a Programme Manager who will coordinate, manage and provide leadership to implement and grow all aspects of the Agency’s Ghana health portfolio and enhance the capacity of and strengthen relationships with the Agency’s partners to promote high quality and sustainable programme in Ghana. The Health PM will have specific leadership and management responsibilities on 3 on-going projects (SHARPER, Global Fund R8 HIV and EPPICs) in addition to his or her supervisory responsibility for the health portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven leadership in the development and management of the country program’s Strategic and Annual Programme Plans, its health strategy, and other health project proposals, including responses to request for applications issued by donors
  • Lead in the identification, research and development of new business opportunities in the health sector for the Agency
  • Identify and actively represent the company on key stakeholder working groups and networks in Ghana
  • Utilize the Agency’s approaches, standards, technical resources, and tools to ensure high-quality and innovative programs
  • Work with other sector managers to ensure state-of-the art health interventions are integrated with other programming sectors
  • Maintain contact with other NGOs, Universities, research institutions, Ghana CCM and other stakeholders working in the health sector in order to explore opportunities for networking and collaboration
  • Promote and model efficient budget management in keeping with the Agency’s donor procedures and politics
  • Cultivate a vibrant and effective Team of health staff at the Agency
  • Identify the performance needs of all members of the health unit and recommend appropriate training programs
  • Review the performance plans of the key health staff, provide guidance and coaching and appraise their performance
  • Work with the M&E Unit to develop and implement systems and procedures to ensure program quality, impact and adherence to agency standards
  • Oversee the preparation of progress and final reports and ensure timely submission and appropriate dissemination to relevant stakeholders
  • Review various agreements between the Agency and its health partners to ensure clarity in roles and responsibilities; monitor the implementation of these agreements to ensure compliance and recommend amendments, where appropriate


Required Skills or Experience


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field
  • 7-10 years experience with community level public health experience from a NGOs, or other international development assistance organisation
  • Proven proposal writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US government, and other key public agencies; compliance regulations
  • Strong leadership skills, including strategic thinking, problem solving, effective communication and negotiating skills
  • Technical competency and experience in the design and management of health programs using participatory planning and evaluation methods
  • Experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, ability to work with people, good judgment and commitment to the Agency’s mission
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, etc)
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programming
  • Experience in community mobilisation
  • Willingness to travel in-country and internationally as required for the position

Agency-wide competencies:

  • Upholds a Spirit of Service and Integrity
  • Cultivate Constructive and Collegial Relationships
  • Models principled stewardship
  • Promotes continues learning and innovation


How To Apply

Interested persons should send their Cover letter and detailed CV to: [email protected], Indicating PM Health Manager application in the subject line

Applicants who already applied need not re-apply
Closing: 13 Jan, 2012

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