Jhpeigo Ghana Vacancies (Sept. 2017)

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18 Sep, 2017

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Technical Recruitment in Ghana

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.
Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers
to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist 

The Ghana Country Office of Jhpiego Corporation is currently looking for passionate and dynamic persons to fill the following position: Senior Technical Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Technical Specialist will provide technical leadership and work closely with the Ghana Health Services, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders and partners to implement project activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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i. Planning and Implementation
Develop detailed implementation plan and schedule for project activities and field travel
Review and update plans as needed and communicate changes
Develop budget for training and workshops and submit for activity advances
Administer activity related funds as per policy and reconcile with finance team after activities
Monitor implementation progress, activity budgets and make revisions as needed to meet targets and objectives
Anticipate potential challenges and identify proactive measure to mitigate against them
ii. Technical Oversight
Review and provide technical oversight to project plans and activities
Participate in training and technical updates to ensure that knowledge, skills and competencies are current
iii. Coordination, Networking and Representation
Form linkages and connections with important gatekeepers and decision makers
Coordinate planned activities with relevant stakeholders, partners, leadership and staff and ensure support and collaboration

Represent Jhpiego and the project in meetings, workshops and events
iv. Research and development
Provide technical inputs in developing learning agenda activities
Review learning agenda processes and protocols/tools
Participate in learning agenda information gathering sessions
Support learning agenda activity report writing and dissemination
Use recommendations from learning agenda activities to improve health service delivery and outcomes
v. Training and Workshops
Develop detailed training schedule and agenda
Develop and / or modify training materials including facilitation / trainers notes
Conduct training as planned
Write and submit training reports
vi. Record Keeping and Reporting
Ensure adequate and organized record keeping of all project activities including plans, implementation progress, workshops, supervision visits and training
Share records with relevant stakeholders and supervisors as needed
Monitor performance against results framework
Collate and provide data for entry into JADE
Write reports as needed or tasked
Write success stories and case studies and share to relevant audiences
Take photographs and get signed informed consent
Write and submit timely reports as required including key issues, achievements, successes, challenges and lessons learned.
vii. Supervisory Visits
Conduct individual coaching, mentoring and supervisory visits to designated participants and project staff
viii. Communication
Ensure timely and adequate communication among all Jhpiego Ghana staff

NOTE: All Jhpiego staff members, regardless of their level of responsibilities are expected to:
Model the Jhpiego mission and values
Participate in the business development process
Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed
Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Required Skills or Experience

Masters or other advanced qualification in a health profession (e.g. Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery)
At least 7-years’ experience in CHPS implementation
Previous experience with providing clinical training to service providers is essential
Previous experience in supportive supervisory roles is advantageous
Excellent writing, analytical, communication, training and organization skills
Willingness to travel within country

How To Apply

Qualified persons are required to send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and application letter to: [email protected]
Deadline for the submission of applications: September 22, 2017. Please note that given the likely high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Jhpiego Corporation is an equal opportunities employer.

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