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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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    Chief of Party, Ghana Health Program (GHP)

     

    The COP is responsible for overall program implementation, strategic vision, and outcome achievement.  The COP provides an integrated vision for the program and will manage a team of senior staff to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project.  S/he will utilize the principles of adaptive management to maximize impact and facilitate innovation. Finally, the COP will be responsible for communications with USAID, for publicly representing the project, and for liaising with government and other institutions/stakeholders on issues related to MNCH.

    Specific responsibilities include the following

    • Provide program leadership, strategic direction, and supervision, including oversight of staff, consultants, and local partners, monitoring and evaluation, and program implementation.
    • Oversee program administration, operations, implementation, and fiscal management to ensure technical and financial activity aligns with scope and budget allocations, internal policies, and donor regulations.
    • Ensure project activities maximize impact and are completed in compliance with Global Communities, USAID rules and regulations, local laws, and donor agreement requirements. 
    • Support the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.
    • Ensure quality control and provide overall technical and management leadership under the award; adjust programs and operations in response to USAID/Ghana technical direction.
    • Represent Global Communities and overall program interests with national and regional government counterparts as well as at conferences, workshops, meetings, and other industry gatherings as necessary and appropriate. Maintain positive relationships with USAID, local authorities, and the country office team.
    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to public health, nutrition, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience leading implementation of large international donor programs particularly related to maternal, newborn, and child health.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to public health, nutrition, or a related field with a minimum of 12 years of experience leading implementation of large international donor programs particularly related to maternal, newborn, and child health.
    • Five (5) years’ experience as Chief of Party, senior management, or equivalent position, on a USAID funded program involving the administration of large, USG-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is strongly preferred.
    • High level of interpersonal, technical, communication, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders. 
    • Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.
    • Knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID cooperative agreements preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.
    • Management/supervisory experience is required.
    • Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired.
    • Languages Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English

    Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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    Deputy Chief of Party, Ghana Health Program (GHP)

    The DCoP will be responsible for overall technical excellence of the project. The DCOP will lead technical teams to maximize impact and effectiveness of the project by responding to the needs of the implementing teams and maximizing integration across the project's strategies and approaches. The DCoP will liaise with, guide, and ensure that the project’s implementation is aligned with its approved workplan and budget, and meets targets for achievement while providing high-quality technical assistance to government officials, local partners, faith and private sector health service providers, and others. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following

    Technical Leadership

    • Work closely with Ghana Health Services at all levels, relevant health coordination bodies, other faith and private health service delivery actors and other relevant USG programs nurturing relationships on all technical matters related to MNCH, Nutrition, FP and Malaria
    • Provide technical direction, management and supervision and coaching of project staff, local partners and consultants at national and regional levels
    • Ensure high quality technical deliverables – including workplans and technical reports – are developed, reviewed, submitted and approved on schedule and within budget parameters
    • Lead establishment and implementation of capacity strengthening strategies for local organizations to implement, influence and advocate for responsive MNCH, Nutrition, FP, Malaria control systems and services
    • Provide oversight to the MERL Director for documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging lessons from application of high impact project services
    • Lead planning, development and dissemination of visibility products such as technical publications, briefs, blogs, conference abstracts
    • Ensures robust and regular representation and reporting of the project in national and regional level coordination groups, multi-sectoral forums and initiatives, including technical forums of relevant communities of practice
    • Ensures continuous engagement and information sharing among community leaders, local partners and other key stakeholders as well as building capacities in use of evidence base to inform decision making.
    • Ensures that gender and other cross cutting issues are well integrated and mainstreamed in the project and desired results are measured periodically to inform subsequent strategic program actions.
    • Conduct regular site visits to observe project progress, supervise data quality assessments and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders.
    • Use principles of adaptive management and data-driven continuous improvement processes and develop appropriate responses to solve challenges under tight deadlines while ensuring operational integrity and project impact.
    • Hold monthly and quarterly project review sessions with staff and partners to routinely assess and improve project performance against workplan and targets
    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to public health, governance and development studies, medicine, other social sciences, nutrition or a related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in fields related to healthy system strengthening, private sector engagement and/or providing relevant technical expertise to such projects
    • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to public health, governance, and development studies, medicine, other social sciences, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience managing multi-sectoral projects with increasing responsibilities and duties in fields related to healthy system strengthening, private sector engagement and/or providing relevant technical expertise to such projects
    • Five (5) years’ experience as deputy technical director, senior management/specialist, or equivalent position, on a USAID funded program involving the administration of large, USG-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is strongly preferred. International NGO experience is strongly preferred
    • High level of interpersonal, technical, communication, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
    • Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.
    • Knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID cooperative agreements preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.
    • Management/supervisory experience is required.
    • Strong understanding of the local Ghanaian contexts.
    • Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired.
    • Languages Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English
    • Ghanaian Nationals and strongly encouraged to apply

    Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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