US Embassy Ghana Recruitment 2011

Posted on :

21 Jul, 2011

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana, International Jobs in Ghana

The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana is seeking an individual for the position of the Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) office.

Basic Function Of Position:

  • Under the supervision of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Ghana Director, successful candidate will serve as program specialist and key public health technical advisor functioning at a project management level, providing technical expertise primarily to the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Ghana team and assistance to other participating partners that include the Ghana AIDS Commission and Ghana Health Service in the design, implementation and strengthening of HIV prevalence, incidence and other indicators of importance to evaluate the impact of HIV control programs in Ghana
  • Responsibilities include program management & technical assistance; monitoring; evaluation; surveillance, general program management, administrative management, and interagency coordination. Partners include host country government officials, international organizations, donors, non-governmental organizations, partners, contractors, and other USG agencies.
  • The incumbent will work closely with agency staff across other HIV/AIDS technical program areas to make sure that data generated by USG-supported surveys and by the government surveillance systems provides targeted information that can be used to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care program planning. policy development, advocacy, and impact evaluation

Available Job vacancy:  Public Health Specialist (Strategic Information Advisor)


Required Skills or Experience

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item

  • Masters level degree or Ghanaian equivalent in public health or epidemiology, statistics or behavioural science is required
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional-level experience working as a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)/Strategic Information (SI) specialist in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency is required. Only additional year of experience at the managerial level is required
  • Level IV English (fluent). High degree of proficiency in both the written and spoken language, including the ability to mandate. On occasions, the job holder may need to act as a interpreter. Language proficiency will be tested
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practice in data dissemination and data use is required. Good knowledge of data management processes and tools including web-based data management systems is required. High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on a large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities required. Working knowledge of the objectives and operations of the USG or the program activities of other international donor organizations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required
  • The successful candidate will be required to exercise independent judgment ingenuity to interpret and develop applications and guidelines and in devising innovative approaches to resolving technical, administrative, managerial and/or policy problems. Balanced judgment must be exercised in setting priorities; the use of initiative and discretion will be expected from the incumbent in dealing with inter-agency and agency health sector personnel and other development partners. Considerable judgment is required in working effectively with officials of the host government and the private sector, in overseeing implementing agency activities and coordinating multi-sector efforts in support of the agency and PEPFAR strategic objectives
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; leadership skills; ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches; strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data; intermediate user-level of MS word processing, spreadsheets and databases are required


How To Apply

Please apply to address below:

Human Resources Office
Through the Mailroom
American Embassy
P. O. Box GP 194
Accra – Ghana

Or Fax: 

You can also apply to Email: [email protected]

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