World Education- Ghana Job Opportunity

Posted on :

31 Jan, 2012

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Education Jobs in Ghana

Job Vacancy: Regional Programme

Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. Registered as a private voluntary organization, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. World Education contributes to individual growth, strengthens the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyzes community and national development. World Education’s approach is characterized by a commitment to meaningful and equal partnership that is flexible and evolves over time, and is based on mutual interest and trust. In its role as catalyst, World Education strives to develop assets such as good health, literacy, numeracy, business and civic participation skills, and access to credit. World Education promotes local autonomy by partnering with stakeholders to plan and implement their programs for social and economic change, appropriate to the local context and the needs of grassroots constituents.

Job Description


The Focus Region Health Project (FRHP) is a four year, USAID/Ghana funded project being implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc (JSI/RTI) and World Education Inc (WEI).  This integrated maternal, newborn, and child health and family planning (MNCH/FP) project is aimed at increasing the use of high impact interventions in Greater Accra, Central, and Western Regions.

Working in conjunction with local and international partners and stakeholders, FRHP is supporting decentralization and service delivery of priority health services in true partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS). FRHP is working with the GHS in sub-districts, districts and regions to form deep connections to civil society, NGOs and the private sector to improve health for all members of the community.

The Program Officer position plays a critical or lead role in the planning, developing, facilitating and coordinating the range of FRHP programmes in the following technical areas: Family Planning, Maternal Neonatal and Child Health including Nutrition, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, CHPS & Private Sector, Health Information Management, Logistics Management and Health Systems and Management as well as Performance Based Financing which is district and facility specific.

The Program Officer  works with FRHP Technical and Administrative staff and with counterparts in Ghana Health Service and other relevant partners to achieve the successful implementation of project activities and delivery of results.

These positions will be based in the regional offices of the FRHP in Accra/Cape Coast and will provide key support in pre-service and in-service training improvement activities, strengthening CHPS strategy implementation activities in specified areas and support other aspects of health systems strengthening and improvement. It is expected that the Regional Health Program Implementation Officer be familiar with GHS structures at all levels with particular reference to their regions of location.

Specifically, a program officer will perform the following roles/responsibilities among others:

  1. Develop downstream programme description, workplan and budget for the region in consultation with the Ghana Health Service.
  2. Participate in development, implementation and follow-up of training programmes and other capacity- building activities in the region.
  3. Prepare and review proposals, workplans and budget for upstream activities related to the region.
  4. Prepare presentations, updates on programmes status and reports on programmes and activities implemented
  5. Provide technical, managerial and administrative support to FRHP activities (both downstream and upstream) in the region as well as in the districts.
  6. Monitor and assess the implementation of programmes and activities at the regional, districts and sub-districts level
  7. Participate in the management and distribution of equipment and supplies to the region and districts
  8. Assist Program and Finance & Administration staff in identifying and documenting cost share element from stakeholders in program activities
  9. Represent FRHP at stakeholder meetings/seminars/workshops in the region
  10. Facilitate and maintain communication and collaboration between FRHP Headquarters and Regional & District Health Directorates as well as health facilities and with other technical and administrative stakeholders in the region and conducts problem-solving and other interventions to reduce challenges in the implementation of programme/activities
  11. Support the expansion of functional CHPS sites in designated geographic areas including community health officer training and supervision, as well as strengthening CHPS operations and functionality
  12. Undertake other job-related tasks assigned by immediate supervisor, technical specialists, Director, Health Systems Strengthening, or Chief of Party.
  13. Participate in other joint FRHP Headquarters programmes as follows:
    • Participate in weekly program meetings
    • Contribute to documentation of project activities and monitoring achievements including participating in assessments and evaluations, monitoring and supervisory visits to health facilities in the region and districts.
    • Support program Monitoring and Evaluation activities, especially in routine data collection for tracking project indicators and the development and presentation of results


Required Skills or Experience


  • A minimum of an advanced degree in Public Health, Health systems administration and management or related field
  • At least eight years experience of progressively responsible experience in Health related issues
  • Demonstrated experience in training, performance improvement, health planning and management
  • Strong understanding of the Ghanaian health sector, including district-level health systems management
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Fluency in English required


How To Apply

All C.V’s and online applications should be sent to:

Those by post could be sent to:

The Project Director,
World Education,
PMB 12,
Osu – Accra.

The Deadline for applications is the Feb 3, 2012.

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