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  • Posted: Jan 15, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 22, 2020
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  • Marie Stopes International is a global organization with 11,000 team members working in 37 countries to deliver our mission. Starting from one single clinic in London, our organization has grown from one clinic in central London to become one of the worlds largest providers of high quality, affordable contraception and safe abortion services.


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    Marketing Coordinator – Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) Channel

    Job Description

    Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG) has vacancy for a passion driven, well-organised, client-oriented and energetic individual with the below relevant qualification/s and experience.

    • Length of contract: All vacancies advertised have One (1) year contract (renewable base upon good performance).

    Marketing Coordinator – Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) Channel

    • The Marketing Coordinator-PSS Channel is responsible for leading and coordinating the adaptation of demand generation strategies for family planning in each PSS site with support of GHS Health Promotion Officer by ensuring Whole PSS site orientation on family planning, championing community entry and needs assessments.
    • He/she will assist the Head of Marketing to develop and implement community entry and family planning demand generation strategies of Ghana Health Service for facilities under WISH funded Public Sector Strengthening and will oversee the development and implementation of PSS facility specific quarterly Demand Generation Plan, based on opportunities identified in communities in collaboration with GHS Health Promotion Officers.
    • The role is based in Accra and expected to travel to other regions in Ghana when needed.
    • He /She reports to the Head of Marketing

    Key responsibilities

    • Responsible for training and capacity building on communication for behaviour change for community mobilizers working with PSS sites and lead joint Demand Generation impact monitoring with GHS and RME.
    • Responsible for working directly with all in the MSG Health Promotion Officers and their Regional Managers to align on sustainable demand generation strategies for family planning.
    • Ensure visibility and good use of the brand in all interventions. More concretely, to permanently ensure a good physical and mental awareness of MSG brand in PSS sites
    • Coordinating meetings with GHS Health Promotion Unit (National, Regional and District) to adapt family planning demand generations that fit GHS strategies and suggest adoption of new tools/methods for sustainable demand generation.
    • Lead in the development of communication materials that will drive awareness of family planning services within PSS sites.
    • Ensure strategies are implemented to ensure steady increase in the number of clients who assess Family planning services within PSS sites.
    • Monitor and evaluate the activities, analyze the results and propose appropriate solutions for their improvement.
    • Ensure regular training on SBCC, tooling (Job aids, posters etc) and good management of Community Based mobilisers for sustained high performance.
    • Lead the sensitization, engagement and signing of MoUs with identified partner organisations (including Ghana Health Service), CBOs, youth and people living with disabilities.
    • Adopt strategies for sensitization and mobilisation of community leaders, men and/or other identified influencing groups on Family Planning.
    • Work with MSG Health Promotion Officers to develop and sign off OTIF Quarterly DG plans for all PSS Sites.
    • Develop systems for measuring / tracking impact of interventions developed in collaboration with M&E.
    • Ensure regular internal cross-team data review and learning meetings are organized with internal stakeholders, ensure documentation and sharing of all field learnings.
    • Any other duties which will ensure the smooth and effective running of MSI Ghana.

    Required Skills or Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Health Promotions, Public Health, Project Management or Populations Studies
    • Master’s Degree in Marketing, Public Health would be an advantage
    • Other relevant professional qualifications, e.g. Project Management, Communications and Marketing

    Experience/Skills

    The candidate must have;

    • Minimum of Five (5) years of relevant post- graduation work experience with community mobilisation and activations
    • Demonstrated understanding of Health Promotion within Ghana Health Service.
    • Ability to build successful relationships and fair understanding of the community entry and mobilisation under the CHIPS Compound National Strategy.
    • Experience in marketing to young people with good knowledge of current communications methods
    • Experience of managing brands and using marketing research, analysis techniques and tools to inform decision making.
    • Experience of delivering integrated messages and campaigns across a variety of offline and online channels, including emerging technologies and social media
    • Experience of managing relationships with communications agencies and internal stakeholders
    • Excellent coordination skills and passionate about field work
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; able to write high quality reports
    • Experience of working with databases and CRM systems
    • Computer literate (office package Excellent Word, Powerpoint, Excel skills and search engines)
    • Experience in working for and with NGOs (or multilateral or bilateral agencies such as the UN); specific experience working with international NGOs
    • Sympathetic to women and men seeking Family Planning and Reproductive Health services
    • Must be pro-choice and passionate about maternal health

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    Health Promotion Officer (HPO)

    Job Description

    Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG) has vacancy for a passion driven, well-organised, client-oriented and energetic individual with the below relevant qualification/s and experience.

    • Length of contract: All vacancies advertised have One (1) year contract (renewable base upon good performance).

    Health Promotion Officer (HPO) – (Ashanti, Western, Volta And Northern)

    • The Health Promotion Officer will be responsible for the field implementation of projects activities (PSS). The Health Promotion Officer will take active steps in liaising with GHS as partners and other key stakeholders at the District and community level to improve project visibility and increase project deliverables in accordance with the workplan and within the agreed time frame.
    • The VAD and WISH Projects has a three-step evolving model: Provision of quality FP services through MSIG outreach, building capacity of GHS service providers through the Capacity Building Model and ensuring service quality through Continuous Supportive Supervision (CSS) to achieve the desired Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) objective.
    • The Health Promotion Officer (HPO) will reporting to the Project Manager/Channel Lead.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Able to engage with GHS DHMT to make sure FP is placed as the fore front of district plans
    • Lead the adaptation of demand generation strategies for family planning in each PSS site with support of GHS Health Promotion Officer by ensuring Whole PSS site orientation, undertaking community entry, community needs assessment & community consultation and setting up of community health management Committees.
    • Liaise with Capacity building team and GHS to intensify implementation of the work schedule for the project period.
    • Assist in facilitating community entry approaches in all communities through innovative partnerships.
    • Provides monitoring oversight to all project sites and consistently work to ensures adequate community involvement in the project.
    • Work with GHS Health Promotion Officers and Providers (CHNs) to ensure quarterly FP demand action plan is executed and outcomes measured and documented in Marketing Activity Reports.
    • Responsible for the coordination of all capacity building activities and support clinical governance on both team and facility level.
    • Support Teams to report services data into Orion and submit same to M&E before the 2nd working day of the ensuing month
    • Monitor and support transition of teams in accordance with the project model.
    • Regularly provide project updates to key stakeholders and promptly report any deviations.
    • Lead joint Demand Generation impact monitoring with GHS, RME and Marketing.
    • Lead the implementation of FP Demand Generation PSS Model site recognition initiative and actively champion regional award scheme for most improved site in LARC services during quarterly review meetings.
    • Conduct whole facility orientation-Ensure that all staff in every facility are fully oriented on the project model to support demand and supply of FP services
    • Monitor facility performance on FP and document/report barriers to district and MSI regional
    • Able to keeps, manage records of project activities, record all learnings on the model and share with stakeholders.
    • Any other duties that may come up.

    Required Skills or Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences/Development studies or any related field.
    • Master’s degree is desirable.
    • Other relevant professional qualifications.

    Skill and Experience:

    • Minimum of Four (4) years’ of relevant post-graduation work experience and at least Three (3) years of experience of working in a similar role.
    • Excellent coordination skills
    • Experience of working in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Excellent provider-client interaction skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    • Work experience with Ghana Health Service and/or an INGO
    • Articulate and analytical with attention to detail
    • Knowledge of health delivery system in Ghana
    • Must be multi-skilled and able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Sympathetic to women and men seeking Family Planning and Reproductive Health services
    • Be able to work on own initiative and at longer periods.
    • Customer focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people at all levels –government, donor and community
    • Passionate about maternal health and the vulnerable
    • Motivates team members to deliver high quality service and result
    • Team player, self motivator and able to motivate others to achieve results
    • Pro-choice and pro-family planning

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