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  • Posted: May 28, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine glo...
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    Senior Program Officer

    • Provide technical and operational support to select activities under the HSS Accelerator portfolio in Ghana, including development, management, and implementation of work plan. Proactively identify and work with the team to resolve programmatic and technical issues (e.g. delays, shifts in technical focus).
    • Manage and cultivate teamwork on a geographically dispersed team comprised of HSS Accelerator staff and consultants in Ghana and the US.
    • Ensure effective and regular communications with internal and external stakeholders (including government partners, USAID, etc.)
    • Manage relationships with key external partners, in relation to tasks/sub-activities managed by the incumbent. This includes relationships with the national, regional and district stakeholders at the Government of Ghana.
    • Lead development of key deliverables, including analytical and communication materials (e.g., technical tools, workshop reports, operational guidelines etc.) in collaboration with other team members.
    • Review and provide constructive feedback to work products developed by other team members and consultants within select activities. Provide coaching and direction to junior staff members, related to the activities led by the incumbent.
    • Represent R4D and the HSS Accelerator at health policy forums in Ghana, as designated by the Program Director and Senior Program Director. Seek opportunities to present HSS Accelerator work both in Ghana and globally.
    • Identify creative ways to expand current work and seek out funding opportunities in collaboration with Program Director and Senior Program Director.
    • Participate in, and when necessary lead, R4D teambuilding, strategy development and other activities that advance overall mission of the organization.

    Qualifications:

    • 7+ years of relevant professional experience on issues related to health systems strengthening in Ghana, including experience working on quality assurance and quality improvement issues.
    • MD and/or Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field (public health, health economics, public or social policy, public administration, business, management or similar).
    • Proven experience in conceptualizing, planning and implementing projects or programs. Experience managing USAID or other donor-funded grants is highly desired.
    • Demonstrated ability to cultivate successful working relationship with government health agencies and other key health stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated ability to set-up and manage team dynamics, harbor teamwork, inclusive and productive work environment.
    • Experience providing process facilitation support on issues related to health systems strengthening – i.e., supporting a country-led process that has broad stakeholder buy-in, develops the capacity of country partners, and leads to contextually appropriate and technically valid solutions.
    • Ability to understand and describe complex health systems issues.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and reliability. Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment and be responsive to country partners and funders.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to: effectively facilitate high-level meetings; prepare clear and concise emails, presentations and reports.
    • High level of Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Results for Development (R4D) on r4d.csod.com to apply

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