Program Officer Recruitment: Ghana Health Service

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24 Nov, 2011

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana

The Ghana Health Service is an autonomous Agency of the Ministry of Health responsible for providing and prudently managing comprehensive and accessible health service at Regional, District and Sub-district levels in accordance with approved national policies. To achieve this, the GHS must attract and appoint suitably qualified personnel to carry out its mandate at various operational levels.

Job Description

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), a Unit of the Ghana Health Service intends to apply part of its financial allocation to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems at operational levels. The NMCP now seeks suitably qualified Ghanaians to assume the role of Programme Officer for the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions (Northern Zone) on a two year renewable contract.

Job Purpose:
To provide technical support in the development and implementation of the country’s Anti-malaria drug policy and case management guidelines.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supports programme planning, management and re-structuring
  2. Undertake regular assessment of available institutional and human resource capacity for programme implementation, end make recommendations for capacity enhancement;
  3. Develop plans for effective case management and identity technical and managerial elements that require revision or re-orientation;
  4. Organize logistics for ensuring regular supplies of anti-malarial, diagnostics and other consumables;
  5. Provide support for quality assurance activities for case management;
  6. Provide training, health education and communication for behaviour change;
  7. Undertake monitoring and evaluation for the revision of malaria management information systems;
  8. Co-ordinate the integration of malaria control programmes with other public and private sector health plans and programmes;
  9. Promote private sector involvement in malaria control activities and co-ordinate partner support for effective harmonization in programme implementation in Ghana;
  10. Facilitate an effective dissemination of malaria control policies and strategies;
  11. Supervise activities of Staff of the Zonal office and provide effective leadership for Malaria Control programme at the Zonal level
  12. Collate data from Districts and sub Districts in the 3 Regions in the North and submit routine, quarterly and annual reports on time

Compensation: The salary is very attractive

Required Skills or Experience

  1. A Health Professional in Medicine, Pharmacy or Nursing with a postgraduate degree in health or allied health science.
  2. A minimum of five years experience in management at a Senior level
  3. A broad knowledge base and experience in the Public Health Service with special interest in malaria
  4. Knowledge in project management and co-ordination
  5. Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to work, lead and manage a multi disciplinary team
  7. Demonstrable ability to work on own initiative, write good reports and make presentations
  8. Excellent computer and problem solving skills

How To Apply

Interested person who meet the above requirement should submit an application in a foolscap size envelope with the inscription MALARIA PROGRAMME OFFICER clearly marked at the left corner and containing 6 copies each of:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae with names and addresses of two (2) referees
  •  Academic and or professional certificates
  • Documentary evidence of good standing with the professional regulator and delivered by courier or by hand to the address below:
The Direct (HRD)
Ghana Health Service
# 2 Dodoo Road, opposite National Hockey Pitch
(Tema Station)
For further information contact Dr Malm at the NMCP office near the TUC Hall or by phone: 030-268-0445 / 030-288-1484
Offer valid till: 01 Dec, 2011

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